The recommendations by QAA include providing more support for struggling students, new assessment methods to limit cheating opportunities, blocking essay-mill websites and using smarter software to detect the difference in style and capability of a student's essay.
The recommendations come on the heels of a call for advice from the universities minister, Jo Johnson.
In India, University Grants Commission (UGC) in September this year, issued a circular to all the Universities about regulation and practices for prevention of plagiarism in Institutes of Higher Education.
Plagiarism is one issue which has always been a point of concern among the academic research circle across the world. With technology, the means to plagiarize subject-matter for research papers, dissertations, term papers and so on has increased manifold. The Universities and concerned regulatory authorities definitely need to upscale their methods to check plagiarism in academic circle. The similarity in UGC guidelines and QAA guidelines speaks volumes about the intrusion of technology in the academic space.
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