Monday, March 19, 2007

Technology Sniffs Out Student Plagiarism

Plagiarism detection programs have become increasingly popular on college
campuses now that Internet research has become standard and students have
discovered the ease of cutting and pasting information.

The Center for Academic Integrity at Duke University reported that 10
percent of students surveyed in 1999 admitted doing so without properly
crediting the source. By 2005, the percentage was almost 40 percent. And 77
percent said they didn't think such cheating was a serious issue. "It's
endemic," [an assistant dean at Regent University James] Davids said.

See the story at CBS News.

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