Turnitin Academy News 15 May 2013

The latest Turnitin Academy Newsletter provides information on the following: (follow the link for more information and to register for the free webinars)

Closing the gapWhat students say about instructor feedback. Key findings from the survey include:

  • Despite high rates of electronic submission, students do not report receiving electronic feedback at the same rate.
  • Students find feedback on “thesis/development” the most valuable, but report receiving more feedback on grammar/mechanics and composition/structure.
  • Though 66.5 percent of students reported receiving “general, overall comments” on their paper, less than half of those students rated that feedback as “very helpful.”
  • Forty-five percent of students rate voice/audio comments as helpful, but only 2.7 percent currently receive this type of feedback.
  • Over 17 percent of students reported that their instructors would take more than 17 days to provide feedback on their papers.

Free UK-based webinars:

  • Why Do Students Plagiarise? | May 22
  • Identifying Plagiarism in Student Work | May 29
  • Reducing Plagiarism through Assessment Design | Jun 5
  • A Quick Guide to Referencing | Jun 12
  • Using Electronic Sources | June 19
  • Case Processing | Jun 26

User Events and Conferences

Access the newsletter link for all the information, including a schedule for online Basic Training Walkthroughs.

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