Turnitin Opens Nominations for 2016 Global Innovation Awards
Recognizing Educators and Students for Excellence in Writing, Academic Integrity, and Innovation in Using Turnitin to Support Learning
Oakland, Calif. ()
Turnitin has opened nominations for the 2016 Global Innovation Awards program, which recognizes educators who demonstrate excellence in promoting academic integrity, student engagement and the innovative use of Turnitin to support learning in their schools, colleges and institutions. The Global Innovation Awards includes a category recognizing students demonstrating excellence in writing, improvement of their own skills or those of their peers, and the promotion of academic integrity at their school or institution.
Educators can nominate themselves or their peers, and students. Each submission allows for including lessons, classroom examples, instructional screenshots and videos.The nomination process gives educators an opportunity to share lessons, classroom examples, instructional screenshots and videos. Award finalists and winners will be recognized among the 1.6 million Turnitin educators, 30 million student users, and hundreds of thousands of followers of Turnitin.
“To be honored with a Turnitin Global Innovation Award has reinforced both my research and teaching practice,” said Dr. Zeenath Khan, assistant professor, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE, a 2015 winner. "Motivating students to write and revise their work, and to understand the value of academic integrity, are skills that I strive to instill in them as they will help them throughout their academic and professional lives.”
Nominations for educators will be accepted until August 8, 2016 in three categories: overall innovation, academic integrity and student engagement. Winners and finalists in seven regions (Africa & Middle East, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United Kingdom, United States & Canada) will be selected after an interview and evaluation by an international panel of academic experts. Students will be evaluated on writing improvement and commitment to academic integrity. Winners will be announced in October 2016.
“Over the last two years, over 1,000 nominations from over 50 countries have been submitted to the Turnitin Global Innovation Awards,” said Gill Rowell, chair of awards programs at Turnitin. “Each year it’s an inspiration to read all of the extraordinary stories from educators about how they help students improve their writing and respect the tenets of honesty and integrity.”
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Turnitin is revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn. Turnitin’s formative feedback and originality checking services promote critical thinking, ensure academic integrity and help students improve their writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to engage students in the writing process, provide personalized feedback, and assess student progress over time. Turnitin's applications are used by more than 30 million students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries. Backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands, Melbourne, Australia, Seoul, Korea and throughout Latin America.