Academic integrity compliance and education
Margaret Hamilton, Joan Richardson, RMIT University ; Margaret Hamilton, Joan Richardson
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference, Publisher: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
In 2002, RMIT University trialled Turnitin (Barrie 1996) a text matching software package to assist in the identification of plagiarism. Turnitin enables access to databases of text stored digitally and provides a means of comparing student submissions. Subsequent to the initial use of Turnitin by staff, a pilot was conducted during which student groups had access to the software to check their submission drafts. Now student assessments whether online or on-campus can be run through the detection software. In this paper, we discuss the process and practices of using plagiarism detection software at RMIT and briefly examine some information gathered from students, both online and on-campus, informal comments regarding their participation in the student upload pilot. From these comments some suggested improvements to the implementation process are discussed. Some
Hamilton, M., Richardson, J., Hamilton, M. & Richardson, J. (2008). Academic integrity compliance and education. In Proceedings of ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2008 (pp. 382-388). Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.