Training Seminar on The Turnitin Plagiarism Analysis Program Organised at CIU
A training seminar on The Turnitin Plagiarism Analysis Program was organized by the Library Directorate of Cyprus International University (CIU) in cooperation with TÜBİTAK EKUAL
Gülten Lay Sala, the Director of the Library of CIU, stated that information pollution and plagiarism are widespread nowadays and many scientific studies have been plagiarised by other people and shown as belonging to them and they commit intellectual crime.
Lay Sala recalled that plagiarism analysis programs such as Turnitin, Ithenticate, etc. were designed by experts and institutions to prevent cyber-crime.
Lay Sala said “Our aim as a Library Directorate is to ensure the use of the Turnitin plagiarism analysis program, which we are a member of within the scope of EKUAL, by academics and students correctly and efficiently.’’
Serdinç Kaya, Techknowledge Education Specialist, who was the speaker at the seminar, stated that the aim of the event was to improve academic honesty and he stated that they gave information for the students about plagiarism, academic writing, and rules in the seminar.
Kaya expressed that participation in the training seminar, which was held for the second time in two years at CIU, was high and he said that they received feedback from academics in order to improve their writing.
In addition, he explained that the Turnitin thesis plagiarism detection program implements a process for the screening of student theses. In addition, iThenticate, licensed by ULAKBİM, provides academics with editorial tables and the opportunity to present their articles to national and international publishers.
Kaya mentioned that academics should give feedback to their students' assignments and he said that identifying students' wrong or missing points could provide a better academic output in theses.