πŸ“‘ A Final Nail in the Coffin for Turnitin?

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Like our time machine, with Turnitin, it doesn’t matter what happens as long as you’re willing to believe the result. Never mind that it doesn’t work. Never mind that it distorts pedagogical practices, demoralizes students, and uses their actual original work to advance Turnitin’s intellectual property (not that this matters with their new business model). As long as we get that certified originality check, we must be doing the job.

John Warner reports on the absurd situation involving the essay factories using TurnItIn, the platform they are trying to circumvent, to certify their pieces:

The purpose is no longer to detect possible plagiarism, but merely for the software to spit out the same answer when presented with the same text, therefore certifying its originality.

Warner continues this conversation on Twitter in the form of a thread. One thing that stood out to me was this:

This is something that he discusses in his book Why They Can’t Write.

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