Turnitin Spring Webcasts Focus on Strategies for Educators to Improve Student Outcomes

Thousands of educators to attend live web series on best practices and trends for providing more effective feedback to students

Turnitin®, the leader in originality checking and online grading, announced its spring schedule of webcasts that will focus on best practices that help educators provide more effective feedback to students and improve student outcomes. The popular series attracts up to 25,000 registrants each season for the live 30-minute sessions, and up to 20,000 viewers of the recorded sessions.

Register for a live webcast at http://www.turnitin.com/en_us/resources/webcasts.

"Edtech is helping educators provide better feedback to students across the curriculum and all grade levels," said Jason Chu, education director at Turnitin. "This spring we will explore best practices for providing feedback on student work, how feedback impacts student learning, reduces plagiarism and improves critical thinking skills."

Three “Spring Training” webcasts will also be included. These sessions help educators who already use Turnitin become more familiar with the features and benefits of Turnitin tools.

Upcoming webcasts include:

[February 5] Hyperlinking QuickMarks: Extending the Reach of Instruction
Join an instructional hands-on session with Alan Reid, an Assistant Professor of First-Year Writing at Coastal Carolina University, as he shares how to extend the reach of instruction by adding a rich layer of multimedia feedback with hyperlinked QuickMarks. Register

[February 19] "Prompt Up the Jam": Strategies for Developing Effective Writing Prompts
Join a panel of experienced instructors explore the challenge that many educators face: developing prompts that will provoke their students to think critically and deeply about a topic. Register

[February 26] "Don't Stop Believing": Ed Tech Trends Worth Holding On To?
Join noted ed tech researcher and futurist, Bryan Alexander, as he does a run down of the key promises and hype that some new technology and approaches have offered and shares his well-informed thoughts on where this technology (like MOOCs) are headed. Register

[March 11] Picture Perfect: Feedback Strategies for Presentations and Visuals
Featuring Rebecca Hewett, English Professor at CSU Bakersfield, this webcast will share her specific strategies on providing feedback that improves the communication abilities of her students through engaging assignments and targeted feedback. Register

Spring Training webcasts include:

[January 29] "What's the OSI got to do with it?" Turning Student Fear to Engagement with Originality Reports
This engaging session will explore best practices and strategies for teaching students how to best use their Originality Reports. Register

[March 5] "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?": Voice Commenting Strategies Using Turnitin
Join a discussion on strategies for best using the voice commenting feature in Turnitin to provide feedback to students that truly resonates. Register



About Turnitin

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.