Turnitin Announces Global Innovation Awards Program

Nominations are now open to recognize how educators are promoting academic integrity and student engagement in their institutions

Turnitin, the leader in improving how students write and learn, today announced a new Global Innovation Awards program to recognize educators and technology administrators from around the world who have demonstrated excellence in promoting academic integrity, student engagement and the innovative use of Turnitin and other educational technologies to support learning in their institutions.

To nominate an educator or learn more about Turnitin’s Global Innovation Awards programs, please visit http://go.turnitin.com/global-innovation-awards.

"Educators have incredible stories to share about how they are using technology to engage students and improve the learning experience,” said Marc Daubach, Corporate Vice President of International at Turnitin. “The goal of the Global Innovation Awards Program is to recognize educators worldwide who are helping students succeed and to share their stories so that others can learn and benefit from these best practices."

Nominations are now open for three types of awards:

  • Academic Integrity Award: Recognizing an educator who promotes academic integrity, has reduced unoriginal writing among students, and has improved students' proper citation and attribution practices with Turnitin.
  • Student Engagement Award: Recognizing an educator who provides rich feedback on student work, engages students, and improves student learning with Turnitin.
  • Global Innovator Award: Recognizing an educator or administrator who actively promotes or encourages the use of Turnitin inside or outside of their institution through training, professional development, support, sharing ideas and best practices, and otherwise championing the use of Turnitin and educational technologies across the curriculum.

Nominations are open through August 14, 2015. Awards will be announced in October 2015 when finalists and winners will be recognized on the Turnitin web site, with a chance to share their stories with educators from around the world.

About Turnitin

Turnitin is your partner in education with integrity. Turnitin’s originality checking and authorship investigation services ensure academic integrity, promote critical thinking, and help students improve their authentic writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to prevent plagiarism, engage students in the writing process, and provide personalized feedback. Turnitin is used by more than 30 million students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries. Backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands, Melbourne, Australia, Seoul, Korea and throughout Latin America. @Turnitin