Global Innovator Award Winner

Gloria Isabel Villegas Gómez

Gloria Isabel Villegas Gómez

Director of New Technologies for Education: Antioquia School of Engineering, Colombia

Gloria and colleague, Professor Christian Lockmüller, were amongst the first users of Turnitin at their university. The school’s internal policies and culture regarding academic integrity have benefitted greatly from the implementation of Turnitin as a complementary tool to its academic and administrative development. Rather than taking a “policing” approach to unoriginal content, the university decided to offer students the opportunity to review their work within Turnitin before submitting a final draft. This part of the writing process is called “confessionales,” or “confession booths,” and is used throughout the university (and not just in individual classrooms). Students can consult with other professors and staff to revise their work at any point during the writing process-- from their first draft to their final submission. EIA is part of a network of eight universities in the Medellin area of Colombia, and Gloria has been instrumental in advocating for policies on academic integrity within this entire network. Within the university itself, Gloria provides instruction to other professors and staff on how to use Turnitin and how to support academic integrity



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