Singaporean Universities Choose Turnitin To Prevent Plagiarism, Maintain Academic Integrity

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Singaporean Universities Choose Turnitin to Prevent Plagiarism, Maintain Academic Integrity

OAKLAND, Calif., Apr. 29 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

         Turnitin Used by All Higher Education Institutions in Singapore

    iParadigms, creator of Turnitin and the leader in originality checking and plagiarism prevention, announced

that Turnitin has been adopted by all four universities in Singapore. Turnitin is used across the universities'

curricula and is available to tens of thousands of educators and students.

    "We're committed to maintaining the highest academic standards and

providing world-class education to our students," said Mr Ravi Chandran,

Director for the Centre for Instructional Technology, National University of

Singapore. "As the recognized leader in the field of originality checking,

Turnitin plays an important part in that mission."

    "Singapore is renowned as a global center of technology and

manufacturing," said Chris Caren, iParadigms president and CEO. "We're

pleased to be able to make a contribution to educating the next generation of

Singaporean professionals."

    The institutions using Turnitin include Nanyang Technological University

(NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management

University (SMU) and SIM University (UniSIM). These universities have

deployed Turnitin as part of their integrated learning management systems,

used to manage courses and track student performance.

    At the National University of Singapore (NUS), where Turnitin has been

used since 2002, Associate Professor Brian Farrell in the Department of

History states, "In my own experience with Turnitin, I have found it to be

useful in doing four important things: categorically exposing crude and

massive plagiarism; providing a graphic illustration of general student

practices regarding the use of sources and the composition of research

essays; providing a graphic teaching aid to instruct students on the problem

of cut and paste; and sending a general signal about plagiarism, academic

culture and responsibilities."

    iParadigms products including Turnitin are sold across Asia by iGroup,

iParadigms' reseller in the region. Turnitin has become the world standard in

originality checking and plagiarism prevention, and is currently used by over

a half-million educators and millions of students. Turnitin is available in

10 languages including Malay, Chinese, Korean, Thai and Japanese.

    About iGroup

    iGroup is a reseller organization that represents products and services

that highlight new ways in which information can be stored and presented in

the educational market. iGroup has offices in all major cities including

Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, India and Indonesia.

    About iParadigms LLC

    iParadigms, LLC is the world's leading provider of web-based solutions

for plagiarism prevention. The company's products include Turnitin(R)

WriteCycle(TM), used by educators worldwide to check students' papers for

originality and for digital grading of student work. iParadigms'

iThenticate(R) solution is the leader in plagiarism detection in research,

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publishing and other commercial markets. The company's solutions check

millions of documents each month and are used in over 100 countries.

iParadigms is headquartered in Oakland, California (USA) and is backed by

    SOURCE: iParadigms LLC

    CONTACT: Lim Ching of iGroup (Asia Pacific) Limited, 

             +65 6745 5581,


             or Katie Povejsil,

             VP of Marketing of iParadigms,




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