OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced its new schedule of webcasts to help educators improve student writing, evaluation and feedback. The online series is a continuation of the popular, complimentary 30-Minute Webcast series, which started in Spring 2012 and has attracted more than 25,000 attendees.
"Through our network of Turnitin-using educators we have immense feedback on challenges in the classroom, which we are pleased to address in the upcoming webcast series," said Jason Chu, education director at Turnitin. "By popular demand, we added three back-to-school sessions presented by the Turnitin Professional Development Team, aimed at providing educators with strategies to help start off the year successfully using Turnitin."
Upcoming webcasts include:
- "We are our own aptest deceiver": Debunking the Top Five Similarity Score Myths
The Turnitin Professional Development Team will debunk the top myths, highlight best approaches, and suggest strategies for making the most of Originality Reports.
- "The Good, The Excellent, The Wonderful": Positive Feedback Strategies to Enhance Student Engagement
Jennifer Haber, a Turnitin Educator, will share different strategies and QuickMark Comments for bridging the evaluative hurdles that come with teaching students.
- Building Broad-based Rubric Adoption to Enhance Programmatic Assessment
Educator Elizabeth Jones will provide strategies for creating learning objectives at the assignment, course, and program level, using rubrics as a way to create actionable insights.
- "Are you a Belieber?" Helping Students Onboard with Integrity
Hear how Justin Bieber song lyrics can help students understand the nuts and bolts of proper citation practices and connect to students when discussing plagiarism.
- Is It a #clone or a #remix? Tagging Plagiarism in the Classroom
This interactive session explores the implications of the Turnitin Plagiarism Spectrum, intentional and unintentional plagiarism, and strategies for improving plagiarism awareness campus-wide.
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 owned by Insight Venture Partners and is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with an international office in Newcastle, U.K.
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