“Turnitin …is not   about plagiarism”<br />only<br />Dr JP Bosman<br />Centre for Teaching and Learning<br />Stellenbosch ...
On the Menu<br />Three tales of plagiarism <br />SU plagiarism policy<br />Why do students plagiarise?<br />How can Turnit...
Three tales of plagiarism<br />Business<br />Arts<br />Research<br />
SU policy on academic integrity<br />
Why do students plagiarise?<br />Ignorance<br />Lack of time<br />Improving marks<br />Irrelevant courses<br />Disinterest...
How can Turnitin help?<br />Educational tool<br />Checks:<br />Web<br />Indexed journals<br />Student submissions<br />Cre...
How Turnitin works<br />Through Webstudies: (http://webstudies.sun.ac.za)<br />In a specific course/ module<br />In a spec...
Turnitin for more<br />Educational tool (picture a carrot)<br />Academic writing skills<br />Academic quotation algorithms...
Useful resources<br />SU Policy on Academic integrity: http://library.sun.ac.za//eng/help/IG_Programme/Plagiarism/Plagiaat...
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Turnitin is not (only) about plagiarism - March 2011

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Talk designed for a Stellenbosch University staff audience on the value of Turnitin to help with academic integrity.

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Turnitin is not (only) about plagiarism - March 2011

  1. 1. “Turnitin …is not about plagiarism”<br />only<br />Dr JP Bosman<br />Centre for Teaching and Learning<br />Stellenbosch University, South Africa<br />March 2011<br />jpbosman@sun.ac.za<br />
  2. 2. On the Menu<br />Three tales of plagiarism <br />SU plagiarism policy<br />Why do students plagiarise?<br />How can Turnitin help?<br />How does Turnitin work?<br />Turnitin for more<br />Useful resources<br />Discussion and implementation<br />
  3. 3. Three tales of plagiarism<br />Business<br />Arts<br />Research<br />
  4. 4. SU policy on academic integrity<br />
  5. 5. Why do students plagiarise?<br />Ignorance<br />Lack of time<br />Improving marks<br />Irrelevant courses<br />Disinterested lecturers<br />Beating the system<br />Availability of content on web (1999: 13% – 2003: over 40%)<br />… any other?<br />Source: http://www.plagiarismadvice.org/documents/tipsheetsv3/tp02_WhyDoStudentsPlagiarise.pdf<br />
  6. 6. How can Turnitin help?<br />Educational tool<br />Checks:<br />Web<br />Indexed journals<br />Student submissions<br />Creates originality reports<br />Can get graded online<br />Can get annotated online<br />Can be peer-marked online<br />
  7. 7. How Turnitin works<br />Through Webstudies: (http://webstudies.sun.ac.za)<br />In a specific course/ module<br />In a specific year<br />Added by a lecturer (designer)<br />Who to contact: <br />webstudies@sun.ac.za<br />021-808-2443<br />
  8. 8. Turnitin for more<br />Educational tool (picture a carrot)<br />Academic writing skills<br />Academic quotation algorithms<br />Excessive % amounts of usage indicated<br />Peer mark also possible<br />Postgraduate writing support for theses<br />Self-awareness testing for plagiarism<br />Journal articles tested<br />
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  10. 10. Useful resources<br />SU Policy on Academic integrity: http://library.sun.ac.za//eng/help/IG_Programme/Plagiarism/Plagiaat_Nov2010_eng.pdf<br />SU library Plagiarism resources: http://library.sun.ac.za//eng/help/IG_Programme/Plagiarism/Plagiarism_Index.html<br />Webstudies support site: http://www0.sun.ac.za/webstudies/Lect_turnitin.html<br />Jisc website on plagiarism: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/topics/plagiarism.aspx<br />Plagiarism advice website: www.plagiarismadvice.org<br />Types of plagiarism: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/academicoffice/1-4-1-2-2.html<br />Vumaselftest for students: http://www.vuma.ac.za/files/selftests/plagiarism.swf<br />
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