(PRWEB UK) 24 January 2014
London, UK: The University of London Computer Centre (ULCC), the leading IT service provider to the UK education sector, and Ephorus, the Dutch-based provider of plagiarism prevention, today announced a new strategic partnership.
The partnership will enable customers of ULCC's Hosted Moodle Service to seamlessly access the full range of Ephorus plagiarism prevention services, directly from within their virtual learning environment.
'As one of the largest providers of hosted Moodle services to the UK education sector, we are excited about our partnership with Ephorus. It will allow us to offer an alternative plagiarism prevention solution to our 150+ HE & FE customers across the UK. In doing so we are not only offering a broader choice but we can also help for customer feedback to be incorporated into future Ephorus software releases' said Richard Maccabee, Director of ULCC.
Joep Chappin, Ephorus founder said: ‘We are excited to partner with ULCC. Ephorus, just like ULCC, has an educational philosophy, therefore we fit together perfectly. Ephorus believes that educational services must be open, flexible and easily fit with existing systems. By working with ULCC we will benefit from its reach in the UK education market and hope to drive collaborative development of the Ephorus plagiarism prevention software.'
Ephorus plagiarism prevention is easy to use. Integrated in Moodle, Ephorus checks every essay and thesis automatically, comparing student submissions with billions of sources on the Internet and papers, previously submitted at your institution. While improving the quality of education, Ephorus saves you time and reassures you that your students are doing their own work.
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Established in 1968, University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) has evolved into a highly respected and innovative IT service provider within the academic and not-for-profit sector. It now supports Moodle for over 2.4 million registered users across 150 Further and Higher Education institutions in the UK, including Manchester Metropolitan University, King’s College and the University of London International Academy.
Ephorus was founded in 2003 by two former teachers from the Netherlands. They developed a web based service for plagiarism prevention. Today more than 5,000 schools and universities use Ephorus, making Ephorus the market leader in Europe. Ephorus checks tens of thousands of documents from over 32 different countries every day. Customers include University of Copenhagen, University of Bern, Cambridge Regional College and Loughborough University.