Student Engagement Award Winner

Manju Naika

Manju Naika

Assistant Librarian, Journal and Computer Application Section: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India

"[Their] confidence levels have increased drastically. Even after submissions they had doubts whether or not they had cited, was there something they were supposed to cite, that sort of the thing...IIT Bombay users are more confident."

In his role, Manju provides guidance on information literacy and user education to staff and students at the university. Since subscribing to Turnitin in 2012 he has also been responsible for providing practical guidance on using the tool with graduate and research level students. His advocacy of Turnitin has resulted in a seven-fold increase in usage and from a student engagement point of view he reports an improvement in writing skills, enhanced citation and a general increase in students’ confidence levels.

“[Their] confidence levels have increased drastically. Even after submissions they had doubts whether or not they had cited, was there something they were supposed to cite, that sort of the thing...IIT Bombay users are more confident.”

These activities have been so effective that undergraduate students at the university are now also asking to use Turnitin. Manju has also been involved in awareness raising activities at other institutions in the local region.

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