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August 10, 2009
» Turnitin – the Plagiarism Detection System

The following are some updates for the Turnitin activities in Glamorgan:1. One-to-One Support between 21 Jan – 31 Jul 09: - more than 90 staff across the university were supported. 2. Group Training between 21 Jan – 31 July 09: … Continue reading

» Turnitin - the Plagiarism Detection System

The following are some updates for the Turnitin activities in Glamorgan:

1. One-to-One Support between 21 Jan - 31 Jul 09:

- more than 90 staff across the university were supported.

2. Group Training between 21 Jan - 31 July 09:

- 19 staff sessions were conducted; 79 staff were trained.

The Glamorgan's Turnitin Wiki

Feel free to visit and join the Turnitin wiki! There are 22 registered members, 107 visits with 45 absolute unique visitors and an average of 5.50minutes of time the visitors spent on site. If you are currently using Turnitin or plan to use it in the next academic year, please join and contribute to this wiki. Upcoming training can be found from this Turnitin wiki . Fee free to contact Esyin Chew or Steve Woodward if you have further query.

August 7, 2009
» "Helping out" or Academic Misconduct

There is an interesting and very common case:

Student A and Student B submitted a programming assignment. The former got a pass but the latter failed this assignment. Student B sought help from Student A. At first, Student A helped Student B by giving advice over the MSN messenger and then passed Student B his passed work for reference. However, Student B decided to use the programming code Student A sent him for his referred work and both of them got caught for academic misconduct. Student A was very upset and he asserted that "...I'm disappointed because of my stupidity, I prefer to stay honest and say what exactly happened rather than try to find a more stupid excuse for my actions. I can prove the originality of my work since I got a pass for the submission. I have also the history from MSN messenger giving him tips etc before sending that piece of source code..."

Nevertheless, this is called "collusion", and both students involved in the case would be regarded as colluding, which is also a type of plagiarism - although one student has already passed his work.

"Two people writing an essay (or program code) together is not allowed. When several students work together amongst themselves on work that is set as individual work, it is called "collusion". When collusion is suspected, ALL students thought to be involved will be regarded as colluding; if one student gave their completed (and original) work to the other student, both collude. The issue of which one 'did the work' and which one 'presented it as it it were their own (but it was not)' is irrelevant. Both are involved in academic misconduct. Their actions undermine fair assessment of all students" (Source from http://www.scholarshome.org.uk/4students/QA1.html)

In summary, it is neccesary for both the academics and students to udnerstand and make distinctions between collusion and collaboration!

Further information can be found from:

http://www.scholarshome.org.uk/4students/QA1.html

July 20, 2009
» “Helping out” or Academic Misconduct

There is an interesting and very common case: Student A and Student B submitted a programming assignment. The former got a pass but the latter failed this assignment. Student B sought help from Student A. At first, Student A helped … Continue reading

February 6, 2009
» Have you "turned it in" through Blackboard?

Many of you may already be familiar with Turnitin plagarism detection tool through the public website. From now onwards, all Glamorgan academics can access the exactly same service through Blackboard with a few clicks.

The benefits:

1. To save times and resources - the creation and submission of the assignment, and the generation of originality report will be completely online through Blackboard.

2. To promote formative assessment - students can perform “self- check” on their assignment on plagiarism before submission.

3. To make the submission of assignment and plagiarism detection simpler - everything is integrated in Blackboard environment in a user friendly interface.

The training for Turnitin through Blackboard is available upon request. Please contact CELT or IS Customers Support Services 2882 for further information. Come and turn it in!

January 23, 2009
» TurnitinUK through Blackboard

TurnitinUK through Blackboard for Online Submission and Assessment

Many of you may already be familiar with the JISC Plagiarism Detection tool (TurnitinUK) through TurnitinUK website. Currently, all Glamorgan academics can access the exactly same service through Blackboard - TurnitinUK through Blackboard.

The benefits:

1. To save times and resources - the creation and submission of the assignment, and the generation of originality report will be completely online through Blackboard.

2. To promote formative assessment - students can perform “self- check” on their assignment on plagiarism before submission.

3. To make the submission of students' assignments and plagiarism detection simpler - everything is integrated in Blackboard environment with a user friendly interface.

Training is available in group sessions or 1 to 1 support.

For further information please contact Esyin Chew at echew@glam.ac.uk

» TurnitinUK through Blackboard

TurnitinUK through Blackboard for Online Submission and Assessment Many of you may already be familiar with the JISC Plagiarism Detection tool (TurnitinUK) through TurnitinUK website. Currently, all Glamorgan academics can access the exactly same service through Blackboard – TurnitinUK through … Continue reading