Technology has improved so many things over the past years that the list is too long to count. With each passing day it also gets incorporated into even more parts of our life, especially at earlier stages. Using educational videos to teach kids in school, digital skills being used for college preparation, and many others are few examples of how introducing technology at younger ages can be beneficial. Academic honesty is also an area that needs to see that early exposure as it is a vital part of copyrights and intellectual property.
Originality is valued at all stages of education and marked in most. Early introduction of smart technology driven programs, applications and software can create a substantial impact factor on the concepts and attitudes of young students. Meaning that integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) aided systems in modes of learning and assessment can be a positive influence factor in developing attitudinal changes and improving educational outcomes.
That is one of the main goals of any education institution no matter what grade level it teaches. Some schools have already adopted such measures and others should do the same. In particular, using AI enabled software can be of great benefit on early levels of education.
The advantages of technological integration in education and learning have demonstrated positive results in the past such as better preparation for the post education environment and even in cross disciplinary contexts. For instance, the implementation of AI Deep Learning technology has proven to simplify processes in legal professions and provide immense potential for the advancement of the education sector.
Unfortunately, plagiarism software in educational institutions is normally introduced at tertiary levels when the window for creating attitudinal impact has significantly decreased. Students in tertiary levels of education have already formed substantial parts of their personality and may only follow academic conduct policy out of fear of the consequences. When the fear factor is removed so will the principle of intellectual integrity.
Those students that from their core consider plagiarism and academic dishonesty to be an immoral act, in contrast to those who do not, would have a much easier transition when they start their colleges and universities. This gap can be filled and fixed by integrating smart plagiarism checking technology in early class levels when the students’ academic values and attitudes are being formed.
Teaching methods, content and assessment practices are increasingly taking on a digital aspect and students themselves are capable of and comfortable with online and digital work. Online and digital submission of their work in class levels as early as grade 5 would ingrain the message that work cannot be copied from somewhere else and that it will be checked through innovative software. Cases of plagiarized content can be detected through smart, effective and accurate ways through AI enabled Deep Search technology that can be found in Plagiarism Checker X.
The most common form of plagiarism in early school levels is copying stuff from Wikipedia or from friends in class. Both of those can be addressed through Plagiarism Checker X. Using the Online Plagiarism feature will check student work against not just Wikipedia but 16+ billion web pages. Also, due to the use of smart AI enabled Deep Search technology by the software, all matches are re-validated to make sure that teachers get accurate results.
In-class plagiarism and cheating can be solved through the Bulk Comparison feature where teachers can load digital copies of student work and check them against each other in seconds. One, the teachers save time and two, doing so establishes a practice that cheating or plagiarism in any grade level is unacceptable.
On university levels, the use of plagiarism checking software already has improved the ability to detect and eradicate cases of academic dishonesty. When introduced in lower grade levels, it will also create, nurture and foster a culture of academic honesty instead of simply enforcing academic conduct policies. Getting introduced and then accustomed to smart plagiarism checking technology can instill behavioral and attitudinal values of academic honesty.