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Using Technology to Detect Plagiarism Ken Parcella January 12, 2008 Source: Using Technology in the Classroom  Gary G. Bit...
An Internet Disadvantage <ul><li>Even though there are </li></ul><ul><li>great benefits of the </li></ul><ul><li>internet,...
Plagiarism Statistics <ul><li>A national survey published in Education Week found that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>54% of stude...
Ways Students Plagiarize <ul><li>Cut and paste whole text pages into their work </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing complete essay...
Deterring Plagiarism  <ul><li>Let students know that you are aware that the possibility of cheating using technology exist...
Deterring Plagiarism, Cont. <ul><li>Require specific components or source for the assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Structure a...
Detecting Plagiarism <ul><li>Compare writing of the assignment with in class assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Check that any ...
Detecting Plagiarism, Cont. <ul><li>Analyze the assignment for any formatting changes that would signal pasted chunks of t...
Technology Catches Cheaters <ul><li>Teachers can paste or retype a phrase from the assignment directly into a search engin...
Technology Catches Cheaters, Cont. <ul><li>School districts may subscribe to specific  plagiarism detection sites, such as...
www. TurnItIn .com <ul><li>This website requires students to directly upload their assignments to the internet </li></ul><...
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Using Technology To Detect Plagiarism

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Using Technology To Detect Plagiarism

  1. Using Technology to Detect Plagiarism Ken Parcella January 12, 2008 Source: Using Technology in the Classroom Gary G. Bitter & Jane M. Legacy
  2. An Internet Disadvantage <ul><li>Even though there are </li></ul><ul><li>great benefits of the </li></ul><ul><li>internet, there is potential </li></ul><ul><li>for information from the </li></ul><ul><li>internet to be used </li></ul><ul><li>inappropriately. </li></ul>
  3. Plagiarism Statistics <ul><li>A national survey published in Education Week found that: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>54% of students admitted to plagiarizing from the internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>74% of students admitted that at least once during the past school year they had engaged in &quot;serious&quot; cheating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>47% of students believe their teachers sometimes choose to ignore students who are cheating www.plagiarism.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>According to a survey by the Psychological Record 36% of undergraduates have admitted to plagiarizing written material www.plagiarism.org </li></ul>
  4. Ways Students Plagiarize <ul><li>Cut and paste whole text pages into their work </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing complete essays online and using for their own from such websites as: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://Cheathouse.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.planetpapers.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.costal.edu/library/mills2.htm </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. Deterring Plagiarism <ul><li>Let students know that you are aware that the possibility of cheating using technology exist </li></ul><ul><li>Teach students about the correct way to cite online material </li></ul><ul><li>Educate students about the seriousness of plagiarism </li></ul>
  6. Deterring Plagiarism, Cont. <ul><li>Require specific components or source for the assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Structure assignments with smaller parts due at various times </li></ul><ul><li>Include topics that spark students’ interests </li></ul>
  7. Detecting Plagiarism <ul><li>Compare writing of the assignment with in class assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Check that any references made in the assignment are current </li></ul>
  8. Detecting Plagiarism, Cont. <ul><li>Analyze the assignment for any formatting changes that would signal pasted chunks of text </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that the submitted work is appropriate to the assigned topic </li></ul>
  9. Technology Catches Cheaters <ul><li>Teachers can paste or retype a phrase from the assignment directly into a search engine such as Google or AltaVista </li></ul>
  10. Technology Catches Cheaters, Cont. <ul><li>School districts may subscribe to specific plagiarism detection sites, such as: www.turnitin.com </li></ul>
  11. www. TurnItIn .com <ul><li>This website requires students to directly upload their assignments to the internet </li></ul><ul><li>The site then matches the text to their databases of other papers online, as well as other papers submitted by students in their teacher’s previous courses </li></ul><ul><li>The site will return color-coded results showing the pieces of the text that have been plagiarized </li></ul>
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