Turnitin; our text matching tool of choice are currently beta testing two new additions to their ever growing suite of features:
First is the direct integration – useful for those (like us) who have Turnitin fully integrated with their VLE. We will be joining the beta testing process in the near future. I am attending a demonstration of this next week, and will report back soon.
Secondly is the beta release of translated paraphrasing. This relatively new method of converting text into different languages – then back into English, can be now be “checked” to detect this practice.
Turnitin are also running a series awareness sessions running during February and March, covering a wide range of academic misconduct and plagiarism topics. Most are free, and can be attended via an online webinar. Find out more and book onto these here: http://community.turnitin.com/events/event_list.asp