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University anti-plagiarism efforts versus commercial anti-plagiarism software and services and do online students cheat more? PROCEEDINGS

, , , University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, United States

World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Since the advent of online education with its new technology academicians have raised the question as to how instructors can keep students from cheating. As a result of this perceived problem, several anti-plagiarism software and services have become available for academic use. This paper evaluates such programs and services, including the German product, Plagiarism-Finder, the freeware, Wcopyfind and the Glatt Plagiarism Detection Service. After examining and evaluating these applications, the authors draw several conclusions concerning efforts to detect cheating among students including a report on the results of a statistical analysis of the degree of plagiarism found between online and regular students.

Citation

Tang, M., Byrne, R. & Tang, M. (2007). University anti-plagiarism efforts versus commercial anti-plagiarism software and services and do online students cheat more?. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (pp. 6595-6601). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.


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