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Researcher casts doubt on plagiarism detection software Turnitin's efficacy claims

Researcher casts doubt on plagiarism detection software Turnitin's efficacy claims | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"Does technology win over moral issue? Researchers doubt on Turnitin's roles in reducing 'unoriginal writing ..."

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Turnitin tool to help evaluate online resources (SEER) is here

Turnitin tool to help evaluate online resources (SEER) is here | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Turnitin worked with educators to develop The Source Educational Evaluation Rubric (SEER), an interactive rubric to analyze and grade the academic quality of Internet sources used by students in their writing.  Instructors and students who use SEER can quickly evaluate a website and arrive at a single score based on five criteria scaled to credibility: Authority, Educational Value, Intent, Originality, and Quality.

 


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Anthony Beal's curator insight, February 25, 2013 12:44 PM

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Heather Daugherty's curator insight, April 17, 2013 11:58 AM

Something to look into!

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The 10 Most Popular Writing Resources Being Used By Students

The 10 Most Popular Writing Resources Being Used By Students | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
According to Turnitin, these are the 10 most popular writing resources and sites that university and college students use in their writing.

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Turnitin Partners with ProQuest to Aid Researchers | Education News

Turnitin Partners with ProQuest to Aid Researchers | Education News | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
An anti-plagiarism tool and research database are partnering to make available 300,000 dissertations to aid plagiarism detection.

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Turnitin : Results : Plagiarism Report

Turnitin : Results : Plagiarism Report | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

An infographic that looks "into the web resources and writing practices of secondary and higher education students in the US...bsed on analysis of 128 million content matches from 33 million papers..."


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Is it cheating – or learning the craft of writing? Using Turnitin to help students avoid plagiarism | Graham-Matheson | Research in Learning Technology

Is it cheating – or learning the craft of writing? Using Turnitin to help students avoid plagiarism | Graham-Matheson | Research in Learning Technology | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Plagiarism is a growing problem for universities, many of which are turning to software detection for help in detecting and dealing with it. This paper explores issues around plagiarism and reports on a study of the use of Turnitin in a new university. The purpose of the study was to inform the senior management team about the plagiarism policy and the use of Turnitin. The study found that staff and students largely understood the university’s policy and Turnitin’s place within it, and were very supportive of the use of Turnitin in originality checking. Students who had not used Turnitin were generally keen to do so. The recommendation to the senior management team, which was implemented, was that the use of Turnitin for originality checking should be made compulsory where possible – at the time of the study the use of Turnitin was at the discretion of programme directors. A further aim of the study was to contribute to the sector’s body of knowledge. Prevention of plagiarism through education is a theme identified by Badge and Scott (2009) who conclude an area lacking in research is “investigation of the impact of these tools on staff teaching practices”. Although a number of recent studies have considered educational use of Turnitin they focus on individual programmes or subject areas rather than institutions as a whole and the relationship with policy.


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Turnitin Launches Teaching Tool to Evaluate Online Sources -- THE Journal

Turnitin Launches Teaching Tool to Evaluate Online Sources -- THE Journal | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Turnitin has released Source Educational Evaluation Rubric, an evaluation tool designed to help writing students determine the academic quality of the Internet sources cited in their research papers.

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, February 25, 2013 10:33 AM

A good test for your evaluation skills

Lyn Parker's curator insight, February 25, 2013 6:49 PM

Important to make sure students understand how to avoid plagiarism rath than just catch them out!

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Top 5 Turnitin Features #eAssessment – eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time

Top 5 Turnitin Features #eAssessment – eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

What are the ‘top 5′ features or functions of Turnitin? Do you agree with this list produced by the Learning Technologies blog? I have added my own little extra after a choice quote from the post, to highlight why I agree (or disagree) with it:

Source: Top 5 Turnitin Features #eAssessment – eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/blackboard/top-5-turnitin-features-eassessment/#ixzz23cKLVEy2
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Online Learning: Turnitin Introduces Translated Matching for ...

Online Learning: Turnitin Introduces Translated Matching for ... | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Online Learning: Turnitin Introduces Translated Matching for Multilingual Programs. by iParadigms. iParadigms, creators of Turnitin and the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced the release of ...
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