Turnitin Hosts 3rd Annual Plagiarism Education Week
April 20-24, 2015

“Copy/Paste/Culture” themed virtual conference for educators and students will explore how current global trends are affecting values and education, and share strategies for addressing these issues

OAKLAND, Calif. (April 1, 2015) -- Turnitin®, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced it will host the third annual Plagiarism Education Week from April 20-24. Plagiarism Education Week is a virtual conference that shares ideas and best practices from educators and students for preventing plagiarism and promoting academic integrity.

Turnitin's 2015 Plagiarism Education Week conference, "Copy/Paste/Culture," examines how current global trends are affecting our values, especially those related to education, and proposes strategies on how we can address these challenges.

View the schedule of free, daily webcasts

Turnitin has partnered with leading academic and media organizations as sponsors for the event, including The School for Ethical Education (SEE), the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI), Plagiarism Today and Wiki Education Foundation.

"This conference bridges both cultural and national divides," said Jason Chu, education director at Turnitin. "We are thrilled about our session speakers and topics this year, and, like last year, we look forward to having more than 4,000 educators and students participate in Plagiarism Education Week."

The 45-minute webcasts include:

Changing Culture to Promote Integrity: Why Progress Is Possible with David Callahan, author of The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead

A Student-Centered Culture: Promoting Integrity One Conversation at a Time with Michael Goodwin, Academic Integrity Coordinator at Kennesaw State University

Narcissism and Extrinsic Values: Understanding Student Trends that Impact Plagiarism and Cheating with Jean Twenge, author of The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement

Wikipedia in the Classroom: Authority, Trust, and Information Literacy with LiAnna Davis, Director of Programs at Wiki Education Foundation

Improvisation and Plagiarism: Fostering a Culture of Creativity with Teresa Fishman, Director of the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI)

Decisions on Deadline: A 21st Century Gaming Approach to Teach Plagiarism and Ethics with Samantha Grant and Brittney Shepherd, co-producers of A Fragile Trust

The Cultural Implications of Contract Cheating with Tricia Bertram Gallant, Director of Academic Integrity at UC San Diego

Register for the free webcasts and view the full schedule.

About Turnitin

Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company’s cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. One of the most widely distributed educational applications in the world, Turnitin is used by more than 10,000 institutions in 135 countries to manage the submission, tracking and evaluation of student work online. Turnitin is backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners. Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, California with international offices in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

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