Catching out the Plagiarists?

Interesting ... although a real focus on 'trying to catch people out' I feel... how do we look for more positive ways of dealing with this (e.g. assignments that require reflection on the process, etc.): As efforts to detect student plagiarism get more sophisticated, a university is considering bolstering the weapons in its armoury against a growing form of misconduct, “contract” cheating. The term refers to students handing in bespoke essays purchased through essay-writing sites.…

Plagiarism

Means to combat plagiarism? Technology? Learning? What is likely to be more successful: David Matthews reports on debate about whether claiming students' IP rights could halt plagiarism A senior figure at Oxford Brookes University has suggested taking control of undergraduates' intellectual property rights to stop them selling their essays on the internet. John Francis, director of research and business development, said that the market in essays was "quite difficult to control" and that the university…