NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, United Kingdom, Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in improving how students write and learn, today announced winners of the Global Innovation Awards program for 2015. The awards recognize educators and technology administrators from around the world who have demonstrated excellence in promoting academic integrity, student engagement and the innovative use of Turnitin and other educational technologies to support learning in their institutions.
Turnitin received over 400 nominations from 50 countries. Winners and finalists were chosen through a selection process of interview and review by an international panel of academics who focused on three categories: overall innovation, academic integrity and student engagement.
"We received an overwhelming response from educators around the world to our first Global Innovation Awards," said Gill Rowell, Education Manager at Turnitin. "We're excited to be able to recognize these educators who are using Turnitin to help students become better writers."
"The quality of the submissions were excellent and it was difficult to choose winners," said awards panelist judge Stephen Gow of the University of York, UK. "All of the entrants are obviously dedicated to their professions and have done tremendous work supporting instruction with Turnitin."
To read about the 2015 winners and honorable mentions, please visit: http://www.turnitin.com/en_us/global-innovation-awards.
All winners are listed by region and award category below.
Africa & Middle East:
Mathshidiso Pooe, North West University, South Africa (Global Innovator Award)
Tasnim Saleh, SAE Institute Dubai, UAE (Student Engagement Award)
Zeenath Reza Khan, University of Woolongong in Dubai, UAE (Academic Integrity Award)
Hazman Shah Abdullah, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia (Global Innovator Award)
Manju Naika, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India (Student Engagement Award)
Chi Kin Leung, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (Academic Integrity Award)
Australia & New Zealand Higher Education:
Alyson Waterson, La Trobe University, Australia (Global Innovator Award)
Fiona Hermann, Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand (Student Engagement Award)
Michele Picard, University of Adelaide, Australia (Academic Integrity Award)
Australia & New Zealand Secondary and Further Education:
Toby Trewin, Hale School, Australia (Global Innovator Award)
Sue Yates, MacRobertson Girls' High School, Australia (Student Engagement Award)
Giovanna Iannicelli, St. Mary's College, Australia (Academic Integrity Award)
Marjo Graauw, Leiden University, Netherlands (Global Innovator Award)
Salim Razi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey (Student Engagement Award)
Piero Cavaleri, LIUC Cattaneo University, Italy (Academic Integrity Award)
Latin America & Caribbean:
Gloria Isabel Villegas Gómez, Antioquia School of Engineering, Colombia (Global Innovator Award)
Catalina Londono Cadavid (plus colleagues María Gutiérrez & Claudia Echeverri), Antioquia School of Engineering, Colombia (Student Engagement Award)
Radica Mahase, College of Science, Technology, and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago (Academic Integrity Award)
United Kingdom Higher Education:
Steve Hoole, Buckinghamshire New University (Global Innovator Award)
Earle Abrahamson, University of East London (Student Engagement Award)
Lyndsay Stanton, University of Sheffield (Academic Integrity Award)
United Kingdom Secondary and Further Education:
Clare Wolfenden, Bradford College (Global Innovator Award)
Debbie Hibbard, North Nottinghamshire College (Student Engagement Award)
Barbara Lodge, Cranford Community College (Academic Integrity Award)
Turnitin is revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn. The Company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading, and peer reviewing saves instructors time and provides valuable feedback to students. Turnitin is one of the most widely distributed educational applications in the world and is used by more than 15,000 institutions in 140 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 Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, and is headquartered in Oakland, California, with international offices in
Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands and Melbourne, Australia.