Posted by: fburnett | March 26, 2008

Turn-it-in

Whatever happened to actually reading papers? The subject matter I teach is so specific, I can tell within the first paragraph it it’s been turned in before or if the info comes straight from the source. From a court ruling last month, students wanted to keep their information private. Lawyers sued turn-it-in for keeping student information. As stated in the article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Turn-it-in, a digital assessment tool educators use for plagiarism, was found to be not guilty of highly trans-formative information. The storage was found to be used for comparison and not for the effect of usage on the potential market.

Another words, the judge used his common sense on this one! C’mon, what are we wasting time and money on? Now,  The Scholarly Kitchen has a interesting insight on Google books….are they next?

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