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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/344418
Title:
Student perceptions of the value of Turnitin text-matching software as a learning tool
Authors:
Bailey, Carol; Challen, Rachel
Abstract:
The University of Wolverhampton has been using Turnitin as a teaching aid with groups of students since 2007, but in 2011 changed its policy to encourage student access on a formative basis across the institution. In one School, 748 students undertaking final year undergraduate projects were invited to check multiple drafts via Turnitin before the final deadline. Use of the software was monitored, and students were invited to express their views on its value as a learning tool. Uptake was substantially higher where Turnitin was introduced within a module than through extra-curricular workshops. The number of draft resubmissions was greater than that reported in other studies. Most participants thought that despite certain limitations Turnitin was helpful in learning about appropriate source use, and wished it had been introduced earlier in their degree course. Given that the participants were in their sixth undergraduate semester, a surprisingly high number expressed anxiety regarding the risk of unintentional plagiarism.
Citation:
Practitioner Research in Higher Education, Vol 9 (1) pages 38-51
Publisher:
University of Cumbria
Journal:
Practitioner Research in Higher Education
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/344418
Additional Links:
http://194.81.189.19/ojs/index.php/prhe/index
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1755-1382
Appears in Collections:
Institute for Learning Enhancement (ILE)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Carolen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChallen, Rachelen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-13T14:03:11Zen
dc.date.available2015-02-13T14:03:11Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationPractitioner Research in Higher Education, Vol 9 (1) pages 38-51en
dc.identifier.issn1755-1382en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/344418en
dc.description.abstractThe University of Wolverhampton has been using Turnitin as a teaching aid with groups of students since 2007, but in 2011 changed its policy to encourage student access on a formative basis across the institution. In one School, 748 students undertaking final year undergraduate projects were invited to check multiple drafts via Turnitin before the final deadline. Use of the software was monitored, and students were invited to express their views on its value as a learning tool. Uptake was substantially higher where Turnitin was introduced within a module than through extra-curricular workshops. The number of draft resubmissions was greater than that reported in other studies. Most participants thought that despite certain limitations Turnitin was helpful in learning about appropriate source use, and wished it had been introduced earlier in their degree course. Given that the participants were in their sixth undergraduate semester, a surprisingly high number expressed anxiety regarding the risk of unintentional plagiarism.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Cumbriaen
dc.relation.urlhttp://194.81.189.19/ojs/index.php/prhe/indexen_GB
dc.subjectAcademic writingen_GB
dc.subjectWriting from sourcesen_GB
dc.subjectParaphraseen_GB
dc.subjectPlagiarismen_GB
dc.subjectTurnitinen_GB
dc.titleStudent perceptions of the value of Turnitin text-matching software as a learning toolen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalPractitioner Research in Higher Educationen_GB
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