OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced a new recognition program called Turnitin All-Stars. The Turnitin All-Stars Award Program was established to recognize Turnitin educators and institutions that have demonstrated excellence and success in effectively using Turnitin to support student learning.
"Last year, a million instructors used Turnitin to check or evaluate nearly 100 million submissions from 20 million students around the world," said Ray Huang, Senior Customer Programs Manager for Turnitin. "Among these instructors, there are some standouts that will have great stories to share and should be commended for their commitment to helping students succeed."
In March, six educators will be recognized as Turnitin All-Stars for their success in actively addressing academic integrity, efficiently providing rich feedback on student work, and readily facilitating adoption. Additionally, six schools will be honored with awards for effectively reducing unoriginal writing, optimally utilizing Turnitin to engage students, and dramatically improving results and usage over several years.
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Finalists and winners will have their stories showcased on the Turnitin website and shared in webcasts, blogs and newsletters. Individual award-winners will also receive a $1,000 cash prize or donation to their charity of choice.
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student writing. 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 papers 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.