Posts Tagged ‘InsideHigherEd’

Perfect Plagiarism Business Model

September 9, 2011

Perfect Plagiarism Business Model

iParadigms LLC is known for its anti-plagiarism software, but it has cribbed its business model from arms dealers. In the war against classroom plagiarism, iParadigms sells ammunition to both sides, teachers and students.

The firm sells educational institutions TurnItIn plagiarism-detection software, a product which checks college and high school essays and term papers against a vast database of student papers to find suspicious duplication. iParadigms also sells college students  WriteCheck software to help them disguise their plagiarised pages. WriteCheck keeps the names of its student customers confidential. Profits, perfected.

Read more:

“Plagiarism Betrayal?” Elizabeth Murphy, InsideHigherEd.com

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Unblinking Witness

March 16, 2011

Unblinking Witness

“The Kodak has been a sore calamity to us. The most powerful enemy indeed…. The only witness I have encountered in my long experience I couldn’t bribe.”
— Quotation from Mark Twain’s bitter satire “King Leopold’s Soliloquy” (1905) about the Belgian monarch behind unspeakable atrocities in the Congo.

Scott McLemee interviews NYU’s Susie Linfield, author of The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence in today’s InsideHigherEd.com

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