Plagiarism Detection Tools

In our discussion forums relating to copyrights, my classmate, Brian Phillips, started a discussion about free online tools that can detect whether a paper written by a student was copied off the internet. All you need to do is copy and paste parts of your students work that you suspect and the program will scan the internet for sources where the work may be from.

I found this topic interesting and found this site that lists the top ten free plagiarism tools as well as an article in reasons why it’s a good to use these tools in elearning. I especially liked reason 2, where you can use the experience as an educational aid and teach the proper way to research online.


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