Under the Higher Education Academy’s enhancing learning through technology work, Jon Scott and I have a funded project to look at the effectiveness and implications of electronic detection of plagiarism in Higher Education. This is part of the 2009 evidence net series of synthesis projects.
We are in the process of producing a synthesis on the evidence of the effectiveness, use and implementation of plagiarism detection by electronic means ‘Dealing with plagiarism in the digital age’. To support and continue the project, all the references for the synthesis will be added to a group in citeulike.
The citeulike group ‘e-plagiarism’ is open for anyone to join. You can contribute to the collection of references in this area as well as benefitting from access to a shared bibliography. Searching for papers in this area is not straightforward, since the subject cuts across many different boundaries in education and much of the research has been published in subject specific education journals. Using social bookmarking will provide a resource that can be added to as more papers in this area are published.
If you have an interest in this area of research, or have a favourite paper that I haven’t included in the bibliography so far, please join the group and add your contribution!