Presentation on theme: "Creating A More Educated Georgia Plagiarism Detection: Is Technology the Answer? USG Surveys 2003-2007 Liz Johnson Project Manager Advanced Learning Technologies."— Presentation transcript:
Creating A More Educated Georgia Plagiarism Detection: Is Technology the Answer? USG Surveys 2003-2007 Liz Johnson Project Manager Advanced Learning Technologies Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia Copyright Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (BOR) 2007. This work is the intellectual property of the BOR. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the copyright holder.
Creating A More Educated Georgia Overall Faculty Satisfaction Very satisfied3846.91% Somewhat satisfied3340.74% No opinion67.41% Very dissatisfied33.70% Somewhat dissatisfied11.23% Answered=81/643=13%
Satisfaction with Statistical Reports Very satisfied4454.32% Somewhat satisfied1923.46% Did not use911.11% No opinion67.41% Somewhat dissatisfied22.47% Very dissatisfied11.23% Answered=81
Creating A More Educated Georgia Effectiveness TermInstitutionsInstructorsStudentsSubmissions>75% non original Sp03 pilot102072,6978274% 03-04153007,29714,9794% 04-051860220,55039,1075% 05-061549722,66945,2123% 06-071963428,33859,1192%
Legal Implications FERPA The U. S. Board of Education issued a letter in August 2006 stating that identifying student information may not be transmitted to a third party. USG attorney recommends students be given a choice of taking a course with or without plagiarism detection, submit voluntarily or the instructor submit for the student using an anonymous code. Turnitin is developing an anonymous coding system which it plans to submit to the Board of Education for approval.
Creating A More Educated Georgia Student Intellectual Property Rights Turnitin has been sued by students several times. So far, all suits have been settled out of court with no judicial decision. In March 2007, a new suit was filed against Turnitin by four high school students in Virginia and Arizona. A USG attorney feels this is not an issue because Turnitin does not affect the market value of a work submitted to it. MyDropBox segregates papers by institution.
Creating A More Educated Georgia Cost 03-0404-0505-0606-0707-08 Base price$500.00 $650.00$800.00$850.00 per student cost$0.50$0.60$0.75$0.80$0.87 Example institution$9,287.00$11,892.00$15,887.00$17,169.00$18,651.00
DLA Focus Group Do on campus or online students commit more plagiarism? There are more opportunities (in online classes), but students cheat just as much in an on campus class. Where do students get their work? Mostly they plagiarized from other students on their campus such as through fraternity or sorority files and from open websites. But many students also plagiarize from papers of their friends on other campuses.