Turnitin training to improve the quality of research publications

A training for the African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things(ACEIoT)  PhD students and supervisors and lecturers was organized around the use of Turnitin. This traning is hosted by African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things(ACEIoT) in Collaboration with Centre for Distance and e-learning based at the College of Education .

This is an online test matching tool that enables researchers and academics to control their manuscripts and improve the quality of their papers which will broadly be impactful for the quality of research. The training was initiated following a research paper about plagiarism in Rwanda which put the quality of some of the produced papers in the country under scrutiny. Some of cases identified were subject to the lack of correct references or not giving credit to the original authors. Tthe training about Turnitin will help the University to improve the quality of research from both students and lecturers.

The tool was championed by the Centre for Distance and e-learning based at the College of Education under the support of UR-Sweden Programme. Turnitin is an online test matching tool that enables researchers and academics to control their writing and improve the quality of their papers before they can send them to journals, conference presentation and even to supervisors. It is also a computer based tool whereby one uploads the manuscript to be checked against a million of database online for text similarities

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