Murphy, E. (2011) Plagiarism Betrayal? Inside Higher Education, September 9
Interesting article about some academics’ concern about WriteCheck, a product for students made by the same company that makes the anti-plagiarism software, Turnitin, which is used by many universities to check for plagiarism. As well as checking grammar and spelling, WriteCheck also checks for plagiarism, and allows students to change just enough to avoid being identified as a plagiarist.
As Jonathan Bailey, founder of Plagiarism Today.com, a website dedicated to spreading awareness of online copyright issues, said in the Inside Higher Education article (I don’t want to be accused of plagiarism): “Plagiarism primarily is an education issue and that’s where we’ve got to approach it from,” he said. “We’ve got to teach.”
Exactly – see my article for Academic Impressions: Teaching Academic Honesty in the Classroom