Turnitin Debuts WriteCycle Academy Series of Instructional Webinars

    Online Webinars Offer Free Professional Development for Educators Teaching
    Writing-intensive Courses

    OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 2 /CNW/ -- Turnitin, the world leader in
originality checking and plagiarism prevention services, today introduced The
WriteCycle Academy, a series of free interactive webinar workshops geared
toward taking high school and college instructors of writing-intensive classes
beyond plagiarism prevention and toward a writing pedagogy.
    Taught by a college professor, each webinar explores practical elements
of using Turnitin's WriteCycle, a suite of Web-based integrated services aimed
specifically at improving student writing. The instructional, digital workflow
solution integrates originality checking and plagiarism prevention with the
entire process of writing, feedback and grading.
    "The WriteCycle Academy presents a wide variety of practical methods and
activities for instructors to help students in three main areas," said Katie
Povejsil, vice president of marketing for Turnitin, "First, to encourage
original writing and responsible use of source material; second, to make the
delivery of feedback faster, more meaningful and efficient; and finally, to
facilitate 'the peer factor' in peer review activities."

    The WriteCycle Academy professional development webinars are for:

    -- Secondary & postsecondary instructors
    -- New or experienced WriteCycle/Turnitin users
    -- Faculty that teach writing or are involved in writing-intensive
       courses, including Writing Across the Curriculum and Writing in the
       Discipline (WAC/WID) programs

    Topics include:

    -- Teaching Students Accurate & Effective Source Integration with
    -- Assessing Student Writing with WriteCycle for Instructors & Writing
       Programs, and
    -- Managing Students & Coursework Online
    Webinars are held each Friday from Feb. 6 through Feb. 20. For specific
information on sessions, times, and system requirements as well as a short
list of recommended prerequisites designed to make the experience more
enjoyable, visit The WriteCycle Academy website at

    Please note, webinars are held in English only.

     Media Contact:
     Katie Povejsil
     Vice President, Marketing
     Phone: 510-287-9720 x 287
     Email: kpovejsil@turnitin.com


For further information:

For further information: Katie Povejsil, Vice President, Marketing,
Turnitin, +1-510-287-9720, ext. 287, kpovejsil@turnitin.com Web Site:

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