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Plagiarism detection and prevention techniques in engineering education

Halak, Basel and El-Hajjar, Mohammed (2016) Plagiarism detection and prevention techniques in engineering education At 11th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education, United Kingdom. 11 - 13 May 2016.

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Plagiarism seriously damages the education process in a number of ways; it prevents students from developing the skills of creative thinking and critical analysis; it undermines the trust between lectures and students, and if goes undetected, it can impact the reputation of the academic institution and devalue its degrees. In this paper, we present two techniques for plagiarism detection and prevention. The first method is based on the allocation of a unique assignment for each student, and the second approach is based on the use of individual presentation of coursework findings. These techniques are applied to three courses at the Master level in the University of Southampton, where we show that they are effective at reducing plagiarism and improving students’ understanding.

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Published date: 11 May 2016
Venue - Dates: 11th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education, United Kingdom, 2016-05-11 - 2016-05-13
Organisations: EEE


Local EPrints ID: 394518
PURE UUID: 7b9dc40e-c4f6-4265-9fbf-fb7513733c0f
ORCID for Mohammed El-Hajjar: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 16 May 2016 13:08
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 19:00

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Author: Basel Halak
Author: Mohammed El-Hajjar ORCID iD

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