Designing out plagiarism

A guide exploring how potential for plagiarism can be minimised.
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Plagiarism is a complex issue that requires more than a reliance on policing and penalties, such as detection software or regulations and policies. It is important to understand that there are many contextual influences that lead to plagiarism. Assessment design can play a part in deterring students from plagiarism.

This guide looks at various ways in which we can design out plagiarism at task and at programmes level. It can usefully be viewed in conjunction with the Plagiarism and contract cheating resource. Image:

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