Online Anti-Plagiarism Service Sets Off Court Fight

As educators grapple with how best to combat plagiarism in the Internet age, several high school students are suing a company that many districts and schools have hired to help them reduce such cheating.

I didn’t even read the entire details in the above case, but I thought the gall of the students was just too funny. In any event, an interesting use of technology to help ameliorate an age-old problem in education. I specially liked the approach used by teacher quoted towards the end — not to use the anti-plagiarism service as a “gotcha” bat to hit the students over the head, but to try to bring in students to attain more awareness and responsibility regarding the cheating issue.