Detecting plagiarism and collusion

Australia“A Melbourne educationist has developed a free plagiarism and collusion detection tool called DOC Cop that can be used to check files against one another or against material on the web. The system does not retain any material submitted for investigation. Inventor Mark McCrohon says that DOC Cop is ideal for ad hoc use by academics, bloggers, editors, journalists, researchers, students, teachers and writers. He says the system requires only an email address to get started and is in use within institutions and by individuals around the world …” (more)

[Geoff Maslen, University World News, 19 July]

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