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Free Webcasts for Plagiarism Education Week (April 21-25)

Plagiarism Education Week is April 21-25. Turnitin.com is hosting a series of free webcasts to highlight methods to combat plagiarism from pre-emptive education, structuring assignments, and addressing the issue after the fact. Topics include:

To learn more about Plagiarism Education, enroll, or participate, visit their blog post here.


Professional Development – Combatting Plagiarism


Courtesy of Wikimedia

Courtesy of Wikimedia

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

and more…

To see a full list of professional development opportunities, click here.

Turnitin Rates Students’ Top Sources

Turnitin recently published top sources that students use. Not a surprise, site like Wikipedia made the list, but so did certain websites infamous for selling essays and content online. The publication is divided into secondary and collegiate level sources as well as by category. You can view the report here. Additionally, Turnitin developed the SEER rubric to help students and teachers evaluate online content.