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Google launches a new tool to prevent students from plagiarizing online

via:博客园     time:2019/8/16 13:01:16     readed:243

According to Cumulus Media statisticsIn 2018 alone, Google searched for 3.7 million searches per minute.

In the vast amount of information on the Internet, how to prevent student plagiarism is a difficult problem to solve.

So Google Education’s Google for Education launchedA new tool AssignmentsIt can help teachers verify the originality of their work.

The "Original Reporting" feature in Assignments not only discovers plagiarized content, but also quickly detects missing references, ensuring that students don't steal other people's ideas and opinions from elsewhere.


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The toolIs Google CourseKitUpgraded version. Previously, Assignments combined Google Docs, Google Cloud Storage, and Google Search to help schools manage students. It includes the collection, scoring, interactive feedback and other parts of the work, check plagiarism is the new feature added this time.

Based on these capabilities, Assignments can validate student text reports from hundreds of billions of web pages and millions of digital books.


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Teachers can use the Assignments to open the “Original Reporting” function in the courses they teach. After the students enter the platform, they can create their own works and check them three times in advance.

The detection process is similar to the test of our graduation paper. It takes about 20 seconds to “throw” the work into the tool, and it can automatically detect and generate reports.


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Text paragraphs that match existing web pages and books are related to external resources, but missing references are highlighted. The results will also be incorporated into the CourseKit system for students and teachers to manage in the learning system.

In this learning system, students and teachers can also interact and feedback. Teachers can leave comments on digital reports, and students can answer teachers' questions directly in the comments.

Prior to this, teachers were used to copying the text of student work into Google Search to verify that the content was original, which was not only inefficient but also one-sided.

Assignments are fully automated, reducing teacher review time, streamlining the review process, and maximizing the integrity of your work.


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Brian Hendricks, Product Manager for G Suite for Education at Google, said:

Today's students face a tough challenge. They can search almost every idea they can think of on the Internet, but it is difficult for them to balance the content in the work as much as external inspiration and how much is original.

But they have to learn how to draw a line between them and how to properly quote external literature.

In addition, Google pointed out that the school can use the software as a learning management system (LMS) and can also be combined with existing learning management systems.

Google also intends to create private repositories of student work for major schools so that teachers can compare student work with works previously submitted by the school.

Currently, this feature is in the initial testing phase and teachers will be able to access unlimited original reports for free. After a few weeks of official launch, teachers can open the "Original Report" feature for up to three works for free. If you want to use it indefinitely, you will need to upgrade to a G Suite Enterprise for Education account for $4 a month.


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Google has launched this platform to advance its education, and this year Google has also updated its educational program G Suite Enterprise for Education.

Moreover, plagiarism testing is also a fairly large market, with the well-known paper detection platform Turnitin in April at $1.75 billion.Acquired by media group Advance Publications.

But detection tools like Google are common in foreign countries, and Turnitin claims it has collected 1 billion student papers and used it in 15,000 educational institutions around the world.


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In contrast, Google still has its limitations in detecting scope, and it currently has no plans to create a global student paper database.

However, the advantage of Google is that although there are few Google searches in China, it is still the most searched platform in the world. Students are almost always looking for information to open Google at the first time, and Google is doing content detection platform on its own platform. Naturally, it also has obvious brand influence and database advantages.

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