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Archive for Saturday, September 23, 2006

Plagiarism-detection alternatives sought

September 23, 2006

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After announcing it will drop a plagiarism detection service popular with many professors, Kansas University says it is now exploring alternative detection aids, KU spokeswoman Lynn Bretz said Friday.

"We're certainly open to providing the best tool we can that's also effective," Bretz said.

KU notified faculty recently that it was discontinuing its subscription to the online plagiarism detection service Turnitin.com because of cost and copyright concerns.

The move angered some instructors who rely on the service to vet papers and determine whether students lift work from the Internet or other sources. Some were concerned because the changes came midsemester, after many had already placed notice of Turnitin on their course syllabi.

Bretz said KU hopes to find a good alternative before the current Turnitin subscription ends Oct. 3.

Comments

jhawk4evr 8 years, 3 months ago

I wonder whatever happened to the other earlier similar article along with the comments for it?

morganalefay 8 years, 3 months ago

jhawk4evr: Just go to the "KU News" page and scroll down through the headlines. The article is called "Anti-Plagiarism Tool Pulled ..." or something like that. The last post was yesterday, so maybe people will still post there or they'll just move to this article to post on the topic.

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