Global Innovator Award Winner

Matshidiso Pooe

Matshidiso Pooe

Academic Development Advisor and Academic Computing Specialist: North West University, South Africa

"What we want is the students’ voice. So you can get to hear the voice of the author of that piece of writing...I also acknowledge that students become overwhelmed with the amount of information that is available."

Matshidiso first started using Turnitin in 2008 to address high levels of similarities in postgraduate dissertations. Whilst she recognises that Turnitin is used for decision-making during research supervision to ensure the reputation of the university and the students is not adversely affected, she has made it her mission to decode the myth that Turnitin detects plagiarism:

“What we want is the students’ voice. So you can get to hear the voice of the author of that piece of writing...I also acknowledge that students become overwhelmed with the amount of information that is available.”

She advises management, staff and students on integrating Turnitin into teaching and learning, and promotes its use as an educational tool through workshops. She has made her views clear on its developmental potential at conferences!



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