Turnitin? Turnitoff: The Deskilling of Information Literacy


Plagiarism is a folk devil into which is poured many of the challenges, problems and difficulties confronting higher education. This article investigates how software -Turnitin in particular- is ‘solving’ a particular ‘crisis’ in universities. However, I investigate how alternative strategies for the development of information literacy offer concrete, productive and imaginative trajectories for university staff and students.

KEYWORDS: Plagiarism, intellectual integrity, information literacy, higher education

DOI : 10.17718/tojde.55005