30-Minute Webcast Series:
Writing in the Digital Age

The webcast series from Turnitin is for busy educators who want to stay current with the latest trends & technologies on preserving academic integrity, improving student writing across the curriculum, and promoting student success.


Check back in August for our Fall 2013 schedule!


Closing the Gap: What Students Say About Instructor Feedback
What do students value in terms of instructor feedback on their writing?  And, how does the timing of the receipt of feedback impact... Watch Now

Teaching Originality, Creativity and Critical Thinking
How do we go about teaching students how to be creative and to think critically when doing their own work? This webcast will share…  
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Policy to Practice: Developing Effective Academic Integrity Policies
How are institutions ensuring that their academic integrity policies, governing student conduct, are effective down to the classroom level? How have these policies changed in light of… Watch Now

Responding to Plagiarism: Lesson Plans and Strategies
In this copy/paste culture it is becoming increasingly important to incorporate lessons about plagiarism… Watch Now

Plagiarism Spectrum Drill Down
This session will focus on the Top 5 types of plagiarism (both intentional and unintentional), highlighting… Watch Now 

Students and Plagiarism: Exploring the Disconnect Between Morals and Behavior
What motivates students to plagiarism? Why do some students cheat even when they believe that it's morally wrong and how do they rationalize… Watch Now

How Students Perceive Plagiarism
We've previously identified the ten most common types of plagiarism. But do students agree?… Watch Now

Learner Centered Assessment: The Complete Assessment Package

The Complete Assessment Package is an innovative new concept that...  Watch Now

Learner Centered Assessment: Do Rubrics Enhance the Learning Experience?
Rubrics have been the standard in assessment for several years now and…  Watch Now 

Why Do Students Plagiarize? The Cultural Contexts of Cheating
Why do students plagiarize? According to anthropologist, Susan Blum, the "Internet is part of the story, but not in the way...  Watch Now

Grading the Top 100 Student Sources

Rating the top sites that students use for source material and suggestions on guiding students... Watch Now

What's Wrong with Wikipedia? Best Practices for Evaluating Student Sources
Making the connection between student source choices and the development of research and critical thinking skills... Watch Now

The Sources in Student Writing

An analysis of Internet sources drawn from over 30 million student papers, including a breakdown of the differences… Watch Now

Defending the Blending: The Benefits of the Blended Classroom
Exploring the benefits of the blended classroom using examples of increased student engagement and a plethora of effective teaching strategies.
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Engaging Faculty and Students to Resist Plagiarism Through Policy and Practice (Part 2)

Introduces a model to advance student moral decision making with a focus on promoting academic integrity and resisting plagiarism.
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Writing in Science & History? Effectively Teach Writing Across the Curriculum

A look at how to conduct a rhetorical analysis of student writing and learn how to develop and share writing rubrics that can be used to promote student writing beyond composition.
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Engaging Students in Socially & Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

Presents a highly collaborative enterprise that teaches teamwork, personal responsibility, individual self-exploration, self-improvement, and persistence. The result is a transformational learning experience unlike what is currently available at most colleges.
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Engaging the Online Learner
Provides a path to successful online teaching, allowing both secondary teachers and college professors to not only match the learning outcomes of face-to-face education, but even surpass those results.
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Online Tools to Improve Student Retention and Success
Examines one community college district that has introduced a recommendation engine that can improve student retention and success by guiding students on their educational path.
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From the Margins: Providing Effective Feedback on Student Papers
Examine approaches for leveraging the use of marginal comments to drive student understanding and engagement. 
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Engaging Faculty & Students to Resist Plagiarism
How to use academic integrity policies to engage faculty and students to learn how to avoid the various types of plagiarism.
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The Plagiarism Spectrum: Tagging 10 Types of Unoriginal Work

Examines a recent Turnitin report that captures the nuances of how plagiarism can take shape in student writing.  
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Bridging the Gap: Common Core Rubrics for Secondary and Higher Ed

How CCSS-aligned rubrics can bridge the skills gap between secondary standards and higher education outcomes.
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Partners in Education: Creating Common Core Rubrics

This webcast explains the process and intent behind the creation of Common Core rubrics and how the rubrics help schools adapt to the new standards.
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More than Words: Using Voice Comments to Provide Effective Feedback
This webcast explores the benefits—and the increased efficacy—of using voice comments to provide feedback on student writing.
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Peer Editing and the Writing Process
How to integrate peer review exercises to advance student writing and encourage lifelong learning. 
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The Plagiarism Proof Thesis
How to teach quality thesis statement writing while combating plagiarism. 
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Engaging the Brain: Teaching Critical Thinking with Student Engagement
Research and practices for engaging the students' brain to actually improve their ability to think critically.
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Why Students Plagiarize
Exploring what students are thinking when they copy work belonging to others. 
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"The webcast made me see a whole new way of providing feedback to students."
- Catherine Perry, University of Notre Dame

"I was impressed by the expertise of the presenters."

- Jacquelyn Scott, Cape Breton University

Webcast Schedule