01 octobre 2018

University heads call for ban on essay-writing companies

More than 40 university bosses in the United Kingdom have written to the education secretary calling for so-called essay mill companies to be banned. Some students pay for bespoke, original assignments – which cannot easily be detected by anti-plagiarism software, writes Katherine Smith for the BBC News. More...

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24 septembre 2018

Judge upholds right to rescind degree over plagiarism

An Alberta judge says the University of Calgary can rescind a masters degree awarded to a student 15 years ago before allegations he plagiarised parts of his thesis, reports The Canadian Press. More...

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18 septembre 2018

Will anti-plagiarism rules improve research credibility?

By Shuriah Niazi. New rules, binding on all universities, were brought into force last month by India’s higher education regulator, the University Grants Commission (UGC), to prevent plagiarism and academic misconduct by students, researchers and faculty in higher education institutions. But experts are sceptical about whether they are enough to end rampant plagiarism. More...

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05 septembre 2018

Perennial Plagiarism

Perennial Plagiarism
Good analysis of the topic, with many links (as usual). Covers definitions of plagiarism, reports and statistics, analyses of the reasons why students plagiarize, and suggestions for reducing plagiarism. More...

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US Schools Address Plagiarizing Claims

US Schools Address Plagiarizing Claims
The point of this article is to show how often educators plagiarize. But in so doing, it overstates the case. Yes, yes, I know, plagiarism is wrong. But there are limits, right? If you borrow a short phrase from someone, should you give credit? Maybe. Ask permission? This article suggests you should, but let's not be ridiculous. More...

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10 juillet 2018

U of Saskatchewan Chooses Not To Use Internet Plagiarism Service

U of Saskatchewan Chooses Not To Use Internet Plagiarism Service
How things have changed in the short time since I was a university student. many universities today require that students submit their papers via a service called Turnitin, which scans the web for similar words and phrases and presents the paper to the professor along with an originality report. More...

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07 mai 2018

Plagiarism allegations surface against acting rector

The acting rector of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in Pakistan has allegedly been found to be involved in plagiarised research work relating to a paper of which he was a co-author published in a national research journal in 2007, writes Rahul Basharat for The Nation. More...

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21 avril 2018

President Investigated After Anonymous Tip Alleges Plagiarism

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. The tipster identified several passages of the dissertation that contained direct quotations that were not properly attributed, the email said. Inside Higher Ed was able to check three of those cases. In each, the dissertation contains sentences that are identical or largely identical to language in other works but are not enclosed in quotation marks. More...

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20 avril 2018

New anti-plagiarism laws not tough enough – Academics

By Ranjit Devraj. India’s tough new anti-plagiarism law drawn up by the higher education regulatory body, the University Grants Commission or UGC, which sets out graded punishments depending on the seriousness of the misdemeanour, has been widely welcomed by academics – but many said there needs to be even stronger deterrence to curb copycat tendencies among students and lecturers. More...

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Plagiarism seen to be aiding drop in education standards

By Alex Abutu. The quality of Nigerian university graduates continues to be a source of concern with many of the country’s academics and stakeholders pointing to the prevalence of plagiarism and academic dishonesty in universities as a contributing factor. More...

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