Singaporean Universities Choose Turnitin to Prevent Plagiarism, Maintain Academic Integrity

April 28, 2010

OAKLAND, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ — iParadigms, creator of Turnitin and the leader in originality checking and plagiarism prevention, announced that Turnitin has been adopted by all four universities in Singapore. Turnitin is used across the universities’ curricula and is available to tens of thousands of educators and students.

“We’re committed to maintaining the highest academic standards and providing world-class education to our students,” said Mr Ravi Chandran, Director for the Centre for Instructional Technology, National University of Singapore. “As the recognized leader in the field of originality checking, Turnitin plays an important part in that mission.”

“Singapore is renowned as a global center of technology and manufacturing,” said Chris Caren, iParadigms president and CEO. “We’re pleased to be able to make a contribution to educating the next generation of Singaporean professionals.”

The institutions using Turnitin include Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU) and SIM University (UniSIM). These universities have deployed Turnitin as part of their integrated learning management systems, used to manage courses and track student performance.

At the National University of Singapore (NUS), where Turnitin has been used since 2002, Associate Professor Brian Farrell in the Department of History states, “In my own experience with Turnitin, I have found it to be useful in doing four important things: categorically exposing crude and massive plagiarism; providing a graphic illustration of general student practices regarding the use of sources and the composition of research essays; providing a graphic teaching aid to instruct students on the problem of cut and paste; and sending a general signal about plagiarism, academic culture and responsibilities.”

iParadigms products including Turnitin are sold across Asia by iGroup, iParadigms’ reseller in the region. Turnitin has become the world standard in originality checking and plagiarism prevention, and is currently used by over a half-million educators and millions of students. Turnitin is available in 10 languages including Malay, Chinese, Korean, Thai and Japanese.

About iGroup

iGroup is a reseller organization that represents products and services that highlight new ways in which information can be stored and presented in the educational market. iGroup has offices in all major cities including Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, India and Indonesia. www.igroupnet.com

About iParadigms LLC

iParadigms, LLC is the world’s leading provider of web-based solutions for plagiarism prevention. The company’s products include Turnitin® WriteCycle(TM), used by educators worldwide to check students’ papers for originality and for digital grading of student work. iParadigms’ iThenticate® solution is the leader in plagiarism detection in research, publishing and other commercial markets. The company’s solutions check millions of documents each month and are used in over 100 countries. iParadigms is headquartered in Oakland, California (USA) and is backed by Warburg PIncus. www.turnitin.com and www.ithenticate.com.

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