Universitas Terbuka is Indonesia’s first and biggest hybrid university with more than 500,000 students from 36 countries and upholds the highest standards of teaching and learning methods. To protect these standards in times of the pandemic and also beyond, Universitas Terbuka chose Ouriginal as the plagiarism detection solution of their choice.
The Challenge – Safeguarding Academic Integrity in Digital and Hybrid Learning Environments
The university was founded in 1984 to serve people who lack the opportunity to attend face-to-face classes and degree programs because of various constraints, such as lack of funding, living in an isolated and rural area, or having a full-time job. Since then, remote learning has played an important role in the course and degree setup.
The increasing numbers of online enrolments have revealed challenges in safeguarding academic integrity over the years, but when online lessons became the new standard during the pandemic and there were more than 170,000 students learning remotely by using the university’s learning management system (LMS), there was an immediate need to detect and prevent plagiarism.
The Solution – a Flexible, Easy to Integrate and Cost-Efficient Plagiarism Prevention Solution
“We at Universitas Terbuka are using the Moodle LMS to structure our processes. Therefore, it was of utmost importance that the text-similarity analysis solution of our choice should be able to seamlessly integrate into our processes”, said Dimas Agung Prasetyo, M.S, Head of UPT – TIK. “In addition to fulfilling these requirements, Ouriginal proved to be able to process thousands of documents and display comprehensive analysis reports in a relatively short time.”
According to the university’s spokesperson, up until today, the Ouriginal solution has helped to prevent many cases of fraud. Plagiarism does not only damage the quality of a fair and equal education environment, but it also robs students of the opportunity to develop their full potential by learning how to think critically and write independently.
“As the Ouriginal system is simple to use and the results are easy to understand by both educators and students, we have seen an increase in learning satisfaction at our institution. We’d like to thank Ouriginal for supporting us in upholding academic integrity in learning at Universitas Terbuka.”
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