Turnitin.com, the most popular anti-plagiarism tool for schools, offers free and low cost professional development for combatting plagiarism. While some of the courses focus on the software specifically, a number of the courses are great general education on current trends in plagiarism and methodologies (not just using Turnitin) to combat plagiarism, educate students about sourcing, and more. The professional development is offered in a variety of formats, live webinars and on demand recordings. Some courses also provide CEUs. Some examples of course offerings are:
Plagiarism Spectrum—Insights into the 10 Types of Unoriginal Work
Examines a recent report published by Turnitin intended to move plagiarism beyond the black-and-white definition of “literary theft” to one that captures the nuances of how plagiarism can take shape in student writing. Topics include how to interpret results from OriginalityCheck. Watch Now
Originality, Plagiarism, and the Web
Examines recent findings about unoriginal content from a Turnitin study. Topics address students’ research habits, issues with source integration and intentional versus unintentional plagiarism. Watch Now
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