Educational Technology

April 28, 2011

Education cheats ‘sabotage schools system’

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by the Yorkshire Post

The sharp increase in plagiarism is being put down to the internet which allows students to cut and paste chunks of text into an essay or even order ghost-written pieces of work from websites which offer to sell academic expertise. Universities in Yorkshire say that this technology also means that they are better equipped than ever before to identify plagiarism. All written work handed in by university students in the region is passed through text checking software which will flag up if a passage has been written before on the internet. However this approach does not detect work which people can pay for on-line which will have been written on request for the student with costs rising depending on whether the assignment is needed for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

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