Citation Code: K. Leftheriotis, A. Triantafyllidis, E. Varouhas, G. Vranopoulos, M. Tsoli, Pending, Mitigating Academic Dishonesty in Higher Education: Academic Integrity Integration Methodology (AIIM) for Research Papers, Proceedings of INTED2017 Conference, Valencia, Spain, 2017. ISBN: 9788461784912.
Dates: 6th, 7th and 8th of March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain
Status: Paper Peer Reviewed, Presented & Published
Academic Integrity (AI) has become the focus of multiple studies, especially in the Higher Education (HE) context. Multiple stakeholders like governments, academics and administrators are concerned with the increased incidents of breach of Academic Integrity, which have been reported by universities across the globe. Breach of Academic Integrity is being considered as a crisis in Higher Education, and therefore, multiple actions have been considered in order to effectively contain this phenomenon. A lot of attention has been directed towards means and ways of “catching” plagiarism, mostly through online text matching tools. However, these tools have limitations and should be used not only for identifying cases of plagiarism but as also as means to guide students on how to properly use and cite sources. Additionally, there is a general concern on the effectiveness of technology serving as a detection mechanism when students turn to automatic translators, online paraphrasing tools and online paid services, which guarantee that their paper will not be “tracked” as plagiarized.