Plagiarism Education Week

Plagiarism Education Week returned for its second annual virtual conference from April 21-25, 2014. Watch free on-demand webcasts devoted to sharing ideas and best practices to teach educators and students how to move from copying to critical thinking.

Premier thought leaders—including Turnitin All-Stars, educational experts, and passionate educators—shared their perspectives, lessons, and research. Certificates of Participation were provided, and all attendees were eligible for a daily drawing of $100 toward the project of their choice on


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On-Demand Webcasts

Jake Orlowitz

Student Online Research and Critical Thinking: Wikipedia in Education

Featuring Jake Orlowitz, editor/administrator of Wikipedia

During this session, you'll gain insight into the site's founding pillars and core policies, its importance to the free knowledge movement, as well as its internal debates and challenges, particularly when used in an educational setting.

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Stephen Fox

Understanding Plagiarism with Help from Dr. Seuss

Featuring Stephen Fox, Psychology Instructor at the University of Hawaii, Maui College

The problem of pupils plagiarizing papers plagues professors pervasively. This session will illustrate how to reduce student plagiarism through analyzing the works of Dr. Seuss.

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Teddi Fishman

Harnessing the Power of Choice and "Teachable Moments" in the Development of Integrity

Featuring Teddi Fishman, Director of the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI)

This session will identify strategies for helping students learn to make informed choices about academic integrity and suggest ways to make the best use of teachable moments" when they choose incorrectly.

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Linda Friedrich

Engaging Arguments: Research and Writing in the Digital Age

Featuring Linda Friedrich, Ph.D.

This session will highlight how the National Writing Project is working with teachers to help students build critical research and writing abilities.

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Daniel Velasco

Tweets from the French Revolution? Using What Students Know to Promote Original Work and Critical Thinking

Featuring Daniel Velasco, Ph.D., Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Tokyo Medical and Dental University

This session will demonstrate the power of connecting students to what is familiar in order to create new knowledge and stimulate critical thinking skills.

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Dr. Bryan Alexander

Glimpsing the Future in the Present: Surveying Trendlines in Education and Technology

Featuring Dr. Bryan Alexander, senior fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE)

Glimpsing the Future in the Present: Surveying Trendlines in Education and Technology Predicting the future of anything is extraordinarily difficult, but there are ways to better prepare ourselves for transformations in education. One is to examine trends in the present and recent past, in order to identify drivers of change to come. This presentation surveys trendlines in four general categories: education and its contexts; technology; the intersection of technology and education; the crisis of higher education. It draws on an ongoing, Web-based research initiative that's been running for two years.

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Audrey Wick

"I Plagiarized My Child's Birth": From Extreme Plagiarism to Contextualized Understanding

Featuring Audrey Wick, Professor of English at Blinn College and Turnitin MVP All-Star

This session will discuss how you and your institution can decrease plagiarism, increase student accountability, and improve critical thinking through contextualized examples.

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Kelleen Flaherty

How to Keep Your Job, Not Lose Your Reputation, Avoid Getting Sued, and Not Kill People

Featuring Kelleen Flaherty, Assistant Professor in the Graduate Biomedical Writing Program at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

This session explores how a "plagiarism habit," even if "only minor" or "unintentional" can have serious ramifications and consequences in the real, post academic world.

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Dennis Kessinger

IRAC, Therefore I Write

Dennis Kessinger, J.D., M.A., Certified Core Adjunct for National University

This session will show how the IRAC approach (Issue, Rule, Analysis, and Conclusion) can help students of any discipline to thrive both analytically and academically.

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Jennifer Schroeder

Survival of the Fittest: Adapting Methodologies for Successful Plagiarism Discussions

Jennifer Schroeder, Assistant Professor of Biology at Millikin University and Turnitin Academic Integrity All-Star

This session illustrates how instructors can help incoming college students' understanding of plagiarism evolve as they write, paraphrase, and peer edit their first college research paper.

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Dave Tomar

College, Critical Thinking and the Cheating Business

Dave Tomar, Author of "The Shadow Scholar: How I Made a Living Helping College Kids Cheat."

Students are increasingly turning to academic ghostwriters for help with their written assignments--across educational levels and disciplines. What do students expect to receive when they pay for a paper?

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