Category Archives: Data Mining

Beyond Turnitin and anti-plagiarism softwares

In my university, the¬†European University Institute, Florence, Italy, the Dean of Studies and the Academic Service decided recently to introduce systematically the use of an anti-plagiarism software. The reason is for single Ph.D. researchers to look at the various chapters and drafts of their dissertation during the four years research/writing process and verify the originality […]

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Talk Session: On the Signals software

I was very interested to read a story in last week’s Chronicle of Higher Education about “Signals,” a piece of software developed at Purdue that gives students feedback about how they’re doing in a course: chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/purdue-u-software-prompt-students-to-study-and-graduate/46853 The data on the software’s effect on student retention was truly astonishing. Signals seems to be tightly integrated with […]

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