Amanda Mphahlele and Sioux McKenna

Amanda Mphahlele is a lecturer in business management at the University of Johannesburg and researching plagiarism for her PhD in Higher Education Studies, which she is undertaking through Rhodes University. Sioux McKenna is director of the Centre for Postgraduate Studies at Rhodes University. Her research interests focus on the role of higher education in society, who gets access to the powerful knowledge in the academy and what constitutes 'powerful knowledge.' She also have a particular interest in doctoral education and postgraduate supervision.

Software Is Not the Silver Bullet to Defeat Plagiarism

Turnitin and similar programs don’t deal with the causes of plagiarism. Rather, argue Amanda Mphahlele and Sioux McKenna, they allow institutions to claim they’re doing something without really tackling the issues that lead students to plagiarize.

4 years ago