OAKLAND, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, invites members of the educational community to submit presentation proposals for the 2014 Plagiarism Education Week, which will be held April 21-25. The second annual virtual conference will feature webcasts and activities that reflect the theme, "From Copying to Critical Thinking."
Plagiarism Education Week is an initiative to call attention to plagiarism in the classroom from the perspective of educators and students. This year's activities are devoted to sharing ideas and best practices on plagiarism prevention, academic integrity, and enhancing student research skills.
The call for proposals is now open and the deadline to submit is March 23, 2014. Proposals should address the critical nexus that exists between student learning, student research, and the enhancement of student critical thinking skills.
Presentation proposals that are accepted secure an opportunity to present in one of the daily webcasts during Plagiarism Education Week. Selected presenters will receive a $500 honorarium and be eligible to win a trip to the 6th International Integrity and Plagiarism Conference in the United Kingdom in July, an annual event sponsored by Turnitin and Plagiarismadvice.org to further educational awareness and research regarding plagiarism.
"Last year's inaugural Plagiarism Education Week was a tremendous success," said Jason Chu, education director at Turnitin. "We received over 6,000 registrants across webcasts that spanned the week. We're looking forward to another great event. And we are excited to offer a participant the chance to attend the 6th International Plagiarism Conference in the United Kingdom this summer."
To submit a proposal and for more details about 2014 Plagiarism Education Week, 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 126 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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