Alerting Students to Their Ethical Responsibility – Plagiarism Prevention & Detection

Date: 13 October 2009

Time: 12:30-2:30pm (A light lunch will be provided from 12:30pm - 1:00pm)

Venue: B4702


  • Dr John BARRIE (Founder, Chairman and VP Product Management, iParadigms LLC)

    Dr John Barrie is the Founder, Chairman and VP Product Management of iParadigms, LLC, a leader in textual intellectual property protection and a pioneer of Turnitin ® and other web-based services for collaborative, online educational support.
    Dr Barrie is at the forefront of using technology to drive increased awareness of best practices related to appropriate uses of other people’s textual content. Implementation of Turnitin by educational institutions has demonstrably improved the academic integrity of written work at those institutions and allowed faculty to put greater focus on their teaching.

  • Dr Crusher WONG (EDO)
  • Dr Theresa KWONG (EDO)


Colleagues may have identified issues of plagiarism among CityU students from works they have submitted. In recent years, the introduction of plagiarism prevention packages, Turnitin and SafeAssign, has assisted both teachers and students to examine the matter. At institutional level, an online course on academic integrity is developed to educate all CityU students. In this STEP session, Dr John Barrie, founder of Turnitin, will talk about the role of developing technologies in influencing the styles and patterns inherent in academic writing. He will discuss the opportunities for revised and robust assessment practice in response to the wide range of rapidly evolving internet content and other electronic resources that can be used in assessment representation. Dr Theresa Kwong at the Education Development Office will provide audience a preview of the academic integrity online course.

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