Turnitin Community Blog - Europe
For John Thompson, Head of the Literature and Writing Department at QSI International School of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina it was never simply about addressing plagiarism, but as an english teacher, a broader desire to equip high school students with the writing and research skills needed to enable them to make a smooth transition to higher education. John brought his experiences of using Turnitin in the US to this culturally diverse international school and through training and practical classroom exercises has cultivated an environment where original and critical thinking is encouraged and rewarded. His passion and commitment have been rewarded with a Global Innovator Award: Honorable Mention. Read John's case study.
Librarians have always had a fundamental role to play in promoting academic integrity, and for Piero Cavaleri, Chief Librarian at LIUC Cattaneo University, Italy his systematic approach to implementing Turnitin was successful in raising awareness of the issues amongst the student population. The positive emphasis placed by Piero on appropriate use of sources of information coupled with development of academic writing skills earned him a Turnitin Academic Integrity Award. Use of Turnitin as part of this journey for students was supplemented by one-to-one tutorial support in academic writing. Piero’s influence now extends beyond his immediate university and to the wider Italian academic community. Read Piero's case study.