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What is Turnitin

Handbook of Research on Academic Misconduct in Higher Education
An Internet-based anti-plagiarism text-matching services created by iParadigms, LLC, first launched in 1997. Typically, academic institutions buy licenses to submit essays to the Turnitin website, which checks the documents for unoriginal content. The results can be used to identify similarities, usually in a percentage, to existing sources or can be used in formative assessment to help students learn how to avoid plagiarism and improve their writing.
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Strategies on Addressing Contract Cheating: A Case Study from an Australian Regional University
Eric Kong (University of Southern Queensland, Australia), Steven Ching-Nam Goh (University of Southern Queensland, Australia), Benjamen Franklen Gussen (University of Southern Queensland, Australia), Joanna Turner (University of Southern Queensland, Australia), and Lindy-Anne Abawi (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 23
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1610-1.ch009
Abstract
Contract cheating is becoming a real challenge to many universities. Not only is it a relatively new phenomenon, but also it is difficult to prove as the work is often original and unlikely to be detected using standard anti-plagiarism text-matching services such as Turnitin or Erkund. Using a literature review approach, this chapter examines why students in general would take risks to engage in contract cheating and what strategies could be implemented to prevent or lower the chance for them to be engaged in this type of academic misconduct. An Australian regional university, which is also a leader in distance learning in the country, was used as a case for this study. The findings and recommendations provide insights for Australian university policy-makers when developing strategies, procedures and policies to face this issue. Limitations and future research directions are also discussed.
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A proprietary plagiarism detection software tool that generates reports with percentages of text overlap between submitted and source materials.
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Using Artificial Intelligence Ethically and Responsibly: Best Practices in Higher Education
Software that higher education institutions use to check for ethical violations in writing assignments.
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