The mere knowledge that student essays will be scrutinised by a powerful plagiarism detection program has proven to be very effective.
“The preventive objective of plagiarism detection is highly significant. When the students become aware of Ouriginal they are less inclined to seek shortcuts. Trying to cheat the system is ultimately more resource intensive than doing a good job from the start,” says Arshad.
Hussanee thinks Ouriginal is very user-friendly, and this was crucial when it came to establishing the technology amongst the university’s staff.
“When implementing a new approach, it is important that the system be easy to use and that good support be provided, otherwise it will be hard to get everyone on board for the task.”
Arshad Hussanee also sees a major advantage in Ouriginal being so easy to link to the learning platform used by the university [Moodle]. Furthermore, not having to install a complicated software, and an extremely user-friendly interface are additional benefits.
“The price, the user-friendliness, the support and the preventive effect are the biggest advantages of the plagiarism detection program Ouriginal. I have already recommended Ouriginal to other universities, thanks to its representing good value for money. And I’m extremely impressed by the support the company offers. It is of a higher level than I’m used to with web-based services,” concludes Arshad Hussanee.