on automated "anti-plagiarism" tools

I was asked this morning for my take on Turnitin and other anti-plagiarism tools. Here’s the response I sent1 - may as well share with the rest of the class… The usual disclaimer likely applies: I don’t speak for the University. I could easily be wrong about the institutional policy implications, etc… There have been some instructors who use Turnitin in an attempt to reduce plagiarism. It’s not foolproof, and raises a couple of issues:...

February 14, 2013 · 2 min