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Academic policing via top-down implementation of Turnitin in Pakistan: Students ’ perspective and way forward. Pre-Requisites of Turnitin Use . Instructors and Students Digital Literacy and Awareness Referencing Computing Skills Infrastructure Training. Turnitin in Pakistan.

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Academic policing via top-down implementation of Turnitinin Pakistan: Students’ perspective and way forward

pre requisites of turnitin use
Pre-Requisites of Turnitin Use
  • Instructors and Students
    • Digital Literacy and Awareness
    • Referencing
    • Computing Skills
    • Infrastructure
    • Training
turnitin in pakistan
Turnitin in Pakistan
  • Started in 2009
  • Higher Education Commission acquired a country level account
  • Each University got 1000 accounts
  • Followed by a Plagiarism Policy- to chalk out rules and regulations
  • Most used is Originality Check™
some discoveries
Some Discoveries
  • Turnitin Implementation didn’t follow necessary amendments in Education policy.
  • Implementing from Top ( Post Graduate level) without necessary capacity building had its huge drawbacks
student s version of this reality
Student’s Version of this reality
  • Distanced from Turnitin Use, hence have negative beliefs
  • Reflecting on not-so-sure instructors
the plan
The Plan
  • Using Originality Report as a teaching aid
    • For Plagiarism awareness
    • Academic integrity/ Ethics
    • Writing Conventions
    • Referencing Styles
methodology
Methodology
  • Participants
    • 35 Pakistani Postgraduate Students,
    • M.A. English (Final Semester)
the research plan
The Research Plan
  • A Questionnaire
  • 5 Screencasts

( Walk-through Tutorials)

  • Interactive Sessions
  • Hands-on Practice of Turnitin Student Accounts
interactive sessions
Interactive Sessions
  • Some of Students’ works were processed in Turnitin in Public on Multimedia and
  • There was a mixed air of excitement and anxiety.
  • Students were asked to comprehend the possible meaning of the highlighted text
sessions detail
Sessions Detail
  • Total Session: 3
  • Each Session followed a Home work of a write-up- that needed to cite 2 websites, a book, a newspaper, and a journal article, on a self-chosen topic, to be produced before the next session
  • There was a Gap of a week in each session
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Amended Education Policy, that gives proper focus to Plagiarism Consciousness/Sensitivity
  • Implementation at Lower Levels
  • Instructor Training and uplifting technologically
  • Open Talks/Seminars on Plagiarism related issues and about Turnitin mechanism for Students and Instructors
conclusion1
Conclusion
  • Students should be accessed where they spend most of their time, internet
  • Provision of training Screencasts, video tutorials in Urdu, as well as regional languages.
  • Presence on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Famous Blogs
  • Guide Students about Authorship and Originality
conclusion2
Conclusion
  • In Evaluation of Assignments, citation and referencing should be made as a credit component.
  • Students should be encouraged to engage directly with Turnitin accounts, so to remove the misconception of imagining Turnitin with Awe and Fear.
significance of this study
Significance of this study
  • Applicability in similar scenarios.
  • Yes, It is possible.
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