Turnitin's Fall Webcasts Help Educators Improve Their Feedback

Popular series has sessions on Common Core rubrics for middle schools, identifying sophisticated plagiarists when evaluating student writing, and iPad® grading app

Aug 21, 2013, 11:00 ET from Turnitin

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced its new schedule of webcasts to help educators advance student writing skills. The weekly series is a continuation of the popular 30-Minute Webcast series, which started in Spring 2012 and has attracted more than 8,000 attendees.

To view all the webcasts, please visit: http://www.turnitin.com/en_us/resources/webcasts.

"Educators find these webcasts a quick way to learn about the latest technology trends and best practices to improve student writing," said Jason Chu, senior education director at Turnitin. "We've gathered thought leaders to share their experiences and introduce pedagogy on how to provide students with an environment to successfully learn better writing skills."

Upcoming webcasts include:

  • Paying for Plagiarism
    Students are increasingly turning to custom essay writing services for help in completing assignments and in helping them "make the grade." This session will examine essay writing services and the frequency of plagiarism, and present strategies to help faculty identify ghostwritten or essay service-written work. Guests: Dave Tomar and Jonathan Bailey. Register at: http://pages.turnitin.com/WC_082913_register.html
  • Caught in the Middle: Common Core in the Middle School
    As the Common Core State Standards seek to define college and career readiness in high school curriculum, we will see significant pressure in the middle school classroom to level up. This webcast will focus on how the Common Core will impact middle school curriculum and assessment. Guest: Renee Swensen.
    Register at: http://pages.turnitin.com/WC_0829132_register.html
  • The Accidental Plagiarist: Avoiding and Addressing Unintentional Plagiarism
    Most of us have a gut feeling that not all plagiarism is the same, but can plagiarism really be "accidental"? Join us for an engaging discussion on ethics in education and advice for handling questions of plagiarism in the classroom. Guest: Tricia Bertram-Gallant.
    Register at: http://pages.turnitin.com/WC_090513_register.html
  • Grade Anywhere: Using Turnitin for iPad
    This webcast will demonstrate how instructors can use the iPad to comfortably grade student writing on- and off-line, then sync their work to an existing Turnitin account. Guest: Nick Carpenter.
    Register at: http://pages.turnitin.com/WC_091213_register.html

About Turnitin
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.

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