Turnitin with a twist

Like many universities,Indiana University is currently testing Turnitin. One unusual proposal, however, has surfaced during faculty discussion of the intellectual property rights issue that attends the deployment of Turnitin on campus: faculty at IU are considering the option of allowing students to submit their own essays directly to the plagiarism detection tool. One advocate of the idea suggests that such a practice will educate them about the issue of plagiarism