OAKLAND, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced it will host the second annual Plagiarism Education Week from April 21-25, a virtual conference that explores the issue of plagiarism in the classroom from the perspective of educators and students. With a theme of "From Copying to Critical Thinking," the week will feature two daily webcasts devoted to sharing ideas and best practices to teach educators and students how to develop critical thinking skills.
Turnitin has partnered with leading academic and media organizations as sponsors for the event, including the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), The School for Ethical Education (SEE), the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) and Plagiarism Today.
"Plagiarism Education Week allowed me to explore the latest research on the importance of integrity and creativity in academic life," said Lynne Martin of Red River College in Manitoba about the 2013 Plagiarism Education Week. "Both the talks and the chat discussion were so stimulating that I didn't want them to stop!"
The 45-minute webcasts include:
Understanding Plagiarism with Help from Dr. Seuss with Stephen Fox, psychology instructor at the University of Hawaii, Maui College.
Tweets from the French Revolution? Using What Students Know to Promote Original Work and Critical Thinking with Daniel Velasco, Ph.D., a professor at both The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Tokyo Medical and Dental University.
"I Plagiarized My Child's Birth": From Extreme Plagiarism to Contextualized Understanding with Audrey Wick, a professor of English at Blinn College who has authored college writing and teaching curriculum for Bedford/St. Martin's and Wadsworth/Cengage.
How to Keep Your Job, Not Lose Your Reputation, Avoid Getting Sued, and Not Kill People with Kelleen Flaherty, assistant professor in the graduate biomedical writing program at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
IRAC, Therefore I Write with Dennis Kessinger, J.D., M.A. a certified core adjunct professor at National University teaching law, public administration, and literature, having served in public sector administration for over 30 years.
Fox, Kessinger, Velasco and Wick were chosen from the Call for Papers in March for their exceptional entries. One of these speakers will be selected as a winner of a paid trip to the 6th International Integrity and Plagiarism Conference in the United Kingdom in June.
To register for the free webcasts and view the entire webcast schedule, please visit: http://turnitin.com/en_us/resources/plagiarism-education-week.
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. One of the most widely distributed educational applications in the world, Turnitin is used by more than 10,000 institutions in 135 countries to manage the submission, tracking and evaluation of student work online. Turnitin also offers iThenticate, a plagiarism detection service for commercial markets, and WriteCheck, a suite of formative tools for writers. Turnitin is backed by Warburg Pincus and is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with an international office in Newcastle, U.K. For more information, please visit www.turnitin.com.
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