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  1. Apr 2022
  2. Nov 2020
    1. We’re creating laws that stop students from looking for information.

      This, and the use of propriety snooper software like TurnItIn, places commercial interests in a position of authority to actually define what academic integrity is, and to do that narrowly enough, to lock in their customer base and convince educators that they provide an essential service. In the end, they will define cheating so narrowly, and make it so universal, that it becomes impossible to avoid and so convince everyone that cheating is the only way to "learn".

  3. May 2019
    1. grab volumes of data without paying those whose data is grabbed

      @Laika57 Worse yet, Turnitin is charging students (one way or another) for their data!

  4. Apr 2018
  5. Feb 2018
    1. will monitor and learn the writing styles of individual students and flag up content which shows considerable divergence from their previous work.

      because god-forbid they significantly improve their writing skills over time.

    1. My work can only be used by Turnitin to check for plagiarism. As I see no reason for it being my responsibility to help Turnitin get better at doing their job (by giving them the ability to recognise when somebody plagiarizes my work), I want Turnitin to delete my work as soon as the check has been done. If Turnitin relies on third parties to do the plagiarism check, then I would need a limitative list of these parties and the assurance that the above two conditions will also count for them.

      Seems reasonable!