Turnitin Adopted by Ontario Public Schools

Hundreds of Thousands of Ontario High School Students to Benefit from Integrated Set of Tools for Plagiarism Prevention, Digital Mark-up and Online Peer Reviewing

Jun 02, 2010, 07:00 ET from iParadigms LLC

OAKLAND, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- iParadigms, creators of Turnitin® and iThenticate® and the global leader in originality checking and plagiarism prevention, today announced that its Turnitin solution for managing written assignments has been licensed by the Ministry of Education of Ontario, Canada through the Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee (OSAPAC) process, for use in all of its publicly-funded and First Nations secondary schools. Hundreds of thousands of students and tens of thousands of teachers throughout the province will have access to Turnitin's web-based tools, including OriginalityCheck™ Plagiarism Prevention, PeerMark® Peer Reviewing and GradeMark® Digital Markup and Grading.

"Ontario is Canada's most populous province, and this is the largest adoption of the complete Turnitin solution by a secondary education agency anywhere in the world," said Chris Caren, president and CEO of iParadigms. "Ontario is a leader in education, known for technological innovation, and we're proud to be a part of their instructional approach."

The complete Turnitin solution will be available to Ontario secondary school teachers and students beginning September 1, 2010 in both English and French versions.

About iParadigms LLC

iParadigms, LLC is the world's leading provider of web-based solutions for plagiarism prevention. The company's products include Turnitin®, used by educators worldwide to check students' papers for originality, to enable web-based peer review and for digital grading of student work. iParadigms' iThenticate® solution is the leader in plagiarism detection in research, publishing and many other commercial markets. The company's solutions check millions of documents each month and are used in over 100 countries. iParadigms is headquartered in Oakland, CA and is backed by Warburg Pincus. http://www.turnitin.com and http://www.ithenticate.com

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