September 13, 2011

Plagiarism arms races

MeetingBuying authenticity: plagiarism checking and counter-checking. I blog about the ethics of using plagiarism detection software to detect plagiarism and to tweak texts to pass it.

Basically, it looks like a parasitic co-evolutionary arms race to the increased concerns about plagiarism. It might draw away focus from the core aims of the issue (maximize learning and originality) to the surface characteristics (not being detectably plagiarized, having lots of references).

Posted by Anders3 at September 13, 2011 07:02 PM