Turnitin’s Fall Webcasts Help Educators Improve Their Feedback

Popular series has sessions on Common Core rubrics for middle schools, identifying sophisticated plagiarists when evaluating student writing, and iPad® grading app

OAKLAND, Calif. (Aug 21, 2013) -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced its new schedule of webcasts to help educators advance student writing skills. The weekly series is a continuation of the popular
30-Minute Webcast series, which started in Spring 2012 and has attracted more than 8,000 attendees.

View All Webcasts

"Educators find these webcasts a quick way to learn about the latest technology trends and best practices to improve student writing,” said Jason Chu, senior education director at Turnitin. “We’ve gathered thought leaders to share their experiences and introduce pedagogy on how to provide students with an environment to successfully learn better writing skills."

Upcoming webcasts include:

  • Paying for Plagiarism

    Students are increasingly turning to custom essay writing services for help in completing assignments and in helping them "make the grade.” This session will examine essay writing services and the frequency of plagiarism, and present strategies to help faculty identify ghostwritten or essay service-written work. Guests: Dave Tomar and Jonathan Bailey.
    Register Now

  • Caught in the Middle: Common Core in the Middle School

    As the Common Core State Standards seek to define college and career readiness in high school curriculum, we will see significant pressure in the middle school classroom to level up. This webcast will focus on how the Common Core will impact middle school curriculum and assessment. Guest: Renee Swensen.
    Register Now

  • The Accidental Plagiarist: Avoiding and Addressing Unintentional Plagiarism

    As the Common Core State Standards seek to define college and career readiness in high school curriculum, we will see significant pressure in the middle school classroom to level up. This webcast will focus on how the Common Core will impact middle school curriculum and assessment. Guest: Renee Swensen.
    Register Now

  • Grade Anywhere: Using Turnitin for iPad

    Most of us have a gut feeling that not all plagiarism is the same, but can plagiarism really be “accidental”? Join us for an engaging discussion on ethics in education and advice for handling questions of plagiarism in the classroom. Guest: Tricia Bertram-Gallant.
    Register Now

Apple, the Apple logo and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Turnitin, QuickMark and Grade Anywhere are trademarks or registered trademarks of iParadigms, LLC.