Upcoming Webcasts


Elizabeth Jones

October 2

"Are you a Belieber?" Helping Students Onboard with Integrity

Featuring Jennifer Schroeder, Associate Professor of Biology, Millikin University

"Social media speak" has emerged as the new lingua franca for this generation of students. So much so that it seem as though students don't get the nature of academic writing and proper research citation practices. Coupled with the challenges of teaching to increasing class sizes and less opportunity to address student need in this area, what are faculty to do to stem the #socialmediaonslaught?

Rather than throw in the towel, Jennifer Schroeder from the Turnitin Educator Network, tries to meet students with where they are. Join us for a session with Jennifer as she shares the benefits of her IN112: Edge class, an onboarding program for new freshman designed to provide them with the academic tools necessary to succeed. Come hear how Justin Bieber song lyrics can help students understand the nuts and bolts of proper citation practices and connect to students when discussing plagiarism.

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Jason Chu

October 23

From STEM to STEAM: Assessing Art & Design and Visual Projects

Featuring Jason Chu, Turnitin Professional Development

"STEM + Art = STEAM" The emphasis on art and design that the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) has--in their words--"championed" has impact not just on students of art/design and artists, but also in driving home the importance of the arts for innovation. Whether in their science or humanties classes, students are increasingly asked to incorporate multimedia approaches to complete their assignments. This gestures not only at the importance of multimedia skills in a technology-based economy, but also to the fact that students rely heavliy on the internet and web-based content. Given this emphasis, how does one go about evaluating the originality of these projects and providing feedback online

Join us for the second of our Back2School sessions presented by the Turnitin Professional Development Team. We will demonstrate ways to use Turnitin to evaluate the originality of visually-based student work and share tips and strategies for leaving effective feedback for students on that work that incorporate visual elements.

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Kristin Brabec

October 30

Is it a #clone or a #remix? Tagging Plagiarism in the Classroom

Featuring Kristin Brabec, Turnitin Professional Development

With the "Plagiarism Spectrum," Turnitin identified the 10 most common types of plagiarism, employing a "Digital 2.0" naming convention--with names like "CTRL-C" and "Remix"--to help students understand the different ways that plagiarism can take form. Included with the study was a survey of nearly 900 secondary and higher education instructors that sought their input on the frequency and severity of these types.

In this interactive and engaging session, the Turnitin Professional Development team will discuss the implications of the Plagiarism Spectrum, highlight specific examples of both intentional and unintentional plagiarism, and present strategies for not just improving student awareness, but also campus-wide.

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Barry Gilmore

November 6

Stopping Plagiarism at the Source: Why Assignments Matter

Featuring Barry Gilmore, Author: "Plagiarism: Why it Happens and How to Prevent It"

Every teacher dreads it—the plagiarized paper, the confrontation with a student, the demise of trust and learning. As schools move toward an online future, educators are understandably concerned about increases in plagiarism. Yet while the problem is real, there are solutions beyond forcing teachers into the role of police. In this presentation, we will reconsider our assignments with the goal of discovering how we can stop plagiarism before it happens. We’ll also touch on the role of school and classroom culture and teacher attitudes and preparation.

We'll aim to learn strategies that help students:

  • Desire to write original work
  • Engage in activities that avoid the need to plagiarize
  • Avoid bad decision-making by focusing on learning
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Kristin Brabec

November 20

To Share or not to Share? Building Effective Peer Review Assignments

Faturing Kristin Brabec, Turnitin Professional Development

Collaborative or project-based assignments hold tremendous value for building student critical thinking skills. Plus, for many, these projects are now required as part of meeting new standards.

Our third and final Back2School session presented by the Turnitin Professional Development Team will provide an overview of how to use Turnitin to create effective peer review assignments. You'll learn how to create anonymous assignments, distribute papers/work to students, and how to create peer review questions that elicit student engagement with each other's work.

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Welcome back! Do you feel like you need a little brushing up on your OSI (Overall Similarity Index) interpretations skills? Or, maybe you want to learn how to use mark-criterion association to great effect?

Join us for a 3-part series presented by the Turnitin Professional Development Team as they share insights, clear away myths, and show you some nifty tricks to help you use Turnitin!

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October 23

From STEM to STEAM: Assessing Art & Design and Visual Projects

Featuring Kristin Brabec, Turnitin Professional Development

"STEM + Art = STEAM" The emphasis on art and design that the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) has--in their words--"championed" has impact not just on students of art/design and artists, but also in driving home the importance of the arts for innovation. Whether in their science or humanties classes, students are increasingly asked to incorporate mulitmedia approaches to complete their assignments. This gestures not only at the importance of multimedia skills in a technology-based economy, but also to the fact that students rely heavliy on the internet and web-based content. Given this emphasis, how does one go about evaluating the originality of these projects and providing feedback online

Join us for the second of our Back2School sessions presented by the Turnitin Professional Development Team. We will demonstrate ways to use Turnitin to evaluate the originaity of visually-based student work and share tips and strategies for leaving effective feedback for students on that work that incorporate visual elements.

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November 20

To Share or not to Share? Building Effective Peer Review Assignments

Featuring Kristin Brabec, Turnitin Professional Development

Collaborative or project-based assignments hold tremendous value for building student critical thinking skills. Plus, for many, these projects are now required as part of meeting new standards.

Our third and final Back2School session presented by the Turnitin Professional Development Team will provide an overview of how to use Turnitin to create effective peer review assignments. You'll learn how to create anonymous assingments, distribute papers/work to students, and how to create peer review questions that elicit student engagement with each other's work.

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