Academic Integrity Award Winner

Secondary and Further Education

Giovanna Iannicelli

Giovanna Iannicelli

Technology Coordinator: St. Mary's College, South Australia, Australia

“It’s used more as a formative teaching tool, a part of the writing process.”

Giovanna is responsible for providing ongoing professional development for staff and students on the uses and benefits of using Turnitin across the college, which was one of the first schools in South Australia to adopt Turnitin and embed it as part of its digital pedagogy. Giovanna regularly reviews teacher engagement with Turnitin, working with low engagers on a one-to-one basis in order to assist them to get best from the tool’s features and increase usage. The college has a digital citizen policy that helps to ensure that integrity is part of the school's culture and values which Giovanna constantly reinforces. Her view of Turnitin as a positive teaching tool is highlighted in her comment:

“It’s used more as a formative teaching tool, a part of the writing process.”

These policies and Giovanna’s commitment have seen a noted increase in the awareness and importance of academic integrity, resulting in better academic writing from the students.



blog comments powered by Disqus