Selection of Plagiarism Detection Software and Its Integration Into Moodle for Universities: An Example of Open Source Software Use in Developing Countries

Selection of Plagiarism Detection Software and Its Integration Into Moodle for Universities: An Example of Open Source Software Use in Developing Countries

Mehmet Bilge Kağan Önaçan (National Defense University, Turkey), Mesut Uluağ (Turkish Naval Forces, Turkey), Tolga Önel (National Defense University, Turkey) and Tunç Durmuş Medeni (Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5011-2.ch010

Abstract

Plagiarism detection software packages have an important role in detection of plagiarism in exams, assignments, projects, and scientific researches. The main goal of this chapter is the selection of plagiarism detection software (PDS) and its integration into Moodle, an open source learning management system (LMS), for the use of a higher education institution. For this reason, first, the selection criteria are determined by nominal group technique (NGT) and then the most appropriate PDS is selected. At the end of the study, Crot, an open source PDS, is determined and integrated into Moodle. The suggested selection criteria would be useful for other higher education institutions in Turkey and other countries that rely on open software.
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Background

In this part, legal regulations about plagiarism related with scientific studies and exam/assignment/project in Turkey is examined; PDS packages, as an action to prevent plagiarism, are discussed; and brief information about Moodle, LMS that PDS is integrated into, is given.

Sanction of plagiarism in Turkey can be examined under two headings: plagiarism in scientific studies and plagiarism in exams, assignments, and/or projects.

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