Turnitin’s Free 30-Minute Webcast Series Helps Educators Advance Student Writing

Webinars focus on how to prepare students for a knowledge-based economy by improving writing skills in secondary and higher education

OAKLAND, Calif. – February 29, 2012 – Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, has launched a free webcast series to help educators teach students the importance of authentic writing and advance their writing skills. Each 30-minute webcast features prominent educators discussing topics related to the latest trends and technologies on preserving academic integrity, preventing plagiarism, and improving the quality of student written work.

“Promoting solid student writing skills in this digital age continues to be a challenge for educators. We’re providing a forum to discuss techniques to help teach students at all levels how to write with a clear, original voice,” said Jason Chu, senior education manager at Turnitin.

Interested educators can select a webinar from the list below or view all scheduled and recorded webcasts at:

Upcoming Webcasts:
March 1
Climbing the Ladder of Student Success
How online access, formative assessment, frequent feedback, and online writing technologies can help students climb the success ladder.

March 8
Virtual World Writing Instruction with Real Classroom Impact
Blending online activities with classroom instruction to enhance the writing instructor’s toolbox of teaching techniques.

March 29
Bridging the Gap: Coming Together Around the Common Core
How collaborations among secondary education and higher education can help bridge the gap of standards and expectations.

April 5
Why Students Plagiarize
Sharing insights gained from listening to students’ voices and delving into their behaviors and motivations.

Archived Webcasts (Recording Available):
Plagiarism and the Web: Revisited: A Comparison of Internet Sources for Secondary and Higher Education Students

New Demands, New Approaches: Achieving Information Literacy and Competency in the 21st Century

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About Turnitin
Turnitin is the world’s leading web-based solution for plagiarism prevention, used by educators worldwide to check students’ papers for originality, to enable web-based peer review and for digital grading of student work. The Turnitin product family includes iThenticate, the leader in plagiarism detection in research, publishing and other commercial markets. Together, these solutions check millions of documents each month and are used in over 100 countries. Turnitin is a registered trademark of iParadigms, LLC, headquartered in Oakland, CA with an international office located in Newcastle, United Kingdom. iParadigms is backed by Warburg Pincus. and

Turnitin Media Contact:
Chris Harrick, Vice President of Marketing
Phone: +(1) 510.764.7579

Christine Allman
Phone: +(1) 410.975.9638


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