Thursday, January 29, 2015
Featuring Jason Chu, Education Director for Turnitin
A good number of students approach Turnitin Originality Reports with an untoward mix of fear and even loathing. For many students it’s all about the OSI, when in fact the Originality Report can be a valuable tool for improving their own work.
Join us for an engaging session on best practices and strategies for teaching students how to best use their Originality Reports? This session is the first of our three scheduled “Spring Training” sessions and will be delivered by the Turnitin Professional Development Team.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Featuring Alan Reid, Assistant Professor of First-Year Writing at Coastal Carolina University
How do you engage students in the writing process? How do you balance out the time needed to properly evaluate student work with the amount of feedback that is often necessary to improve the writing abilities of first-year students? And, how can we, as educators, extend the reach of instruction to help struggling students given increasing class sizes and time constraints?
Join us for an instructional hands-on session with Alan Reid, an Assistant Professor of First-Year Writing at Coastal Carolina University, as he shares:
- How to extend the reach of instruction by adding a rich layer of multimedia feedback with hyperlinked QuickMarks®
- How Turnitin enables him to streamline the grading process while providing targeted, in-depth feedback for students
- Different strategies and QuickMark® Comments for bridging the evaluative hurdles that come with teaching students.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Featuring Charles Trafford, Teacher at Inglemoor High School
A challenge that many educators face is developing prompts that will provoke their students to think critically and deeply about a topic. There are always multiple issues at play for successful prompt generation: What’s appropriate to the students’ levels of learning? What are the instructional goals to achieve? And, where does one go to get prompt content?
Join us and our panel of experienced instructors for what promises to be an informative, in-depth discussion on these issues and more!
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Featuring Bryan Alexander, senior fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE)
Ed tech funding saw again another rise in investment in 2014, continuing the series of rises since 2010 that traces a growing trend in the investment in technology in education. Given this trend, what do we know now about the efficacies of this investment for learning and student success?
Join noted ed tech researcher and futurist, Bryan Alexander, as he does a run down of the key promises and hype that some new technology and approaches have offered and shares his well-informed thoughts on where this technology (like MOOCs) are headed.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Featuring Jason Chu, Education Director at Turnitin
How can you be sure that the feedback that you are providing to students is getting heard? Are you looking to better take advantage of using voice commenting to better tune your students into your suggestions for improvement?
Join us for a discussion on strategies for best using the voice commenting feature in Turnitin to provide feedback to students that truly resonates. This session is the second of our three scheduled “Spring Training” sessions and will be delivered by the Turnitin Professional Development Team.