Cross-institutional study aims to determine if online institutions have higher levels of plagiarism than brick-and-mortar colleges and universities.

plagiarism-online-learningAccording to a new study, there is no significant difference between levels of plagiarism between traditional brick-and-mortar institutions and online institutions. However, that doesn’t mean plagiarism isn’t rampant in higher education.

Using a sample 368 dissertations between 2009 and 2013 (184 from traditional institutions and 184 from online institutions), mined from an online database and uploaded to Turnitin for analysis, David Ison, associate professor and program chair of the Department of Aeronautics at...

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