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  • Turnitin for iPad is Here

    Complimentary and Complementary. No, it's not a lesson on grammar—it's Turnitin for iPad®.

    On Thursday, we introduced the new Turnitin for iPad app featuring your favorite feedback features from Turnitin available at your fingertips. The app, for instructor use only, is available as a free download on the App Store—that's the complimentary part.

    Turnitin for iPad is the perfect companion to the web version of Turnitin and LMS-integrated versions of Turnitin—that's the complementary part.

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  • Tech Leaders Can’t Prevent Cheating, But Faculty Can

    78 percent of HE CIOs can't stop cheatingAccording to the Higher Education Technology Survey conducted by the Consero Group, 78% of CIOs surveyed said their departments have little or no ability to stop students from using information technology to cheat. Specifically, 30% said they had no ability to prevent cheating, while 48% classified their ability to prevent it as "low."

    "With the evolution of technology generally, the ability to cheat has evolved," said Consero CEO Paul Mandell. So he found it surprising that the vast majority of the respondents said the IT function is not involved in preventing cheating.

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  • Closing the Gap [Infographic]

    Do your students find your feedback helpful? What are the types of feedback that students are most apt to respond to?

    Turnitin recently conducted a survey of 1,000 students to gather insights into how instructor feedback impacts the development of student writing. Specifically, the survey sought to uncover what students value most in terms of instructor feedback and how the timing of feedback affects the development of their writing skills.

    Closing the Gap Infographic

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  • New Webinar Series: Fostering & Encouraging Academic Integrity

    Our friends at PlagiarismAdvice.org are hosting a series of six plagiarism advisory webinars under the theme of fostering and encouraging academic integrity, aimed at teaching staff. Educators at all levels will benefit from the series which is presented by academics from the UK, Australia and the Middle East and is enhanced by experiences from their personal teaching experience.

    20130516 plagiarismadvice logoWhy Do Students Plagiarise? | May 22

    Identifying Plagiarism in Student Work | May 29

    Reducing Plagiarism through Assessment Design | Jun 5

    A Quick Guide to Referencing | Jun 12

    Using Electronic Sources | June 19

    Case Processing | Jun 26

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  • Explore The Ratings For Top Student Sources

    20130515 seer top sitesTurnitin created a new interactive website, "Ratings for Top Student Sources," which ranks the most popular online sources found in student papers.

    Turnitin partnered with a team of educators who scored the online sources most frequently used by secondary and higher education students in six categories: academic, social media, paper mills, encyclopedias, news/portals, and shopping sites. The educators used the Source Educational Evaluation Rubric (SEER) to rate 197 sources on the level of their authority, educational value, intent, originality, and quality. Visitors to the interactive site can set their viewing preferences using combinations of these attributes.

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  • Student Wins Originality Matters Poster Contest

    After evaluating the 190 posters submitted to Plagiarism.org's Originality Matters Student Poster Contest, and narrowing it down to ten finalists, we emerged with a winning poster designed by Madeline Ocampo, a 17-year-old senior studying visual arts at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA).

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  • 8th eLearning Forum Asia 2013

    29 to 31 May 2013 - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)

    With a theme of "Learning Outcomes: impact on next generation learners", the forum is an excellent opportunity for members of the educational community to get together and discuss the issues that matter to them.

    A major focus of the event will be technologies which can be used to bring about effective improvements in student learning outcomes. Subjects under discussion will include innovative teaching and learning and influence of outcomes on instructional changes.

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  • 4 Rationalizing Factors for Cheating and Plagiarism

    4 Rationalizing Factors for Cheating and PlagiarismIn a 2-part Turnitin webcast entitled, "Engaging Faculty and Students to Resist Plagiarism Through Policy and Practice," David Wangaard, Ed.D., the Executive Director for The School for Ethical Education (SEE) touched on four rationalizing factors for student cheating and plagiarism.

    1. Under Pressure
    2. Uninterested
    3. Unable
    4. Unfair

    "What's the point of recognizing these kinds of rationalizations?" asks Wangaard. "There are things that we can do as faculty and teachers to resist these things all appropriately."

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  • 5 Ways to Get Involved with Plagiarism Education Week

    PEW-Logo-RGB-MedAs you know, Plagiarism Education Week is just around the corner, taking place from April 22-26. To make this week a success, we need participation from Turnitin's enormous educational communitym which spans over 125 countries, to help us amplify this important message that "Originality Matters."

    There are many ways for you to participate in raising awareness for plagiarism education among your colleagues and students during Plagiarism Education Week—here are a few:

    1. Join one of the five live or on-demand webinars featuring prominent voices in education and integrity.

    Webcast: Students and Plagiarism: Exploring the Disconnect Between Morals and BehaviorWebcast: Plagiarism Spectrum Drill DownWebcast: Responding to Plagiarism: Lesson Plans and StrategiesWebcast: Policy to Practice: Developing Effective Academic Integrity PoliciesWebcast: Teaching Originality, Creativity, and Critical Thinking

    2. Share Plagiarism Education Week with your friends and colleagues on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or your blog. We’re using the hashtag #PlagEdWeek

     

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