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Turnitin recognized by 2023 EdTech Digest Awards for outstanding contributions to edtech industry

Gradescope by Turnitin and Chief Product Officer Annie Chechitelli are named 2023 honorees

Oakland, Calif.

Oakland, Calif. – May 10, 2023 – For the 13th annual EdTech Digest Awards - the world’s largest awards program dedicated to education technology - Gradescope by Turnitin and Chief Product Officer Annie Chechitelli were recognized for their contributions in transforming education through technology by EdTech Digest.

Gradescope by Turnitin, which helps educators seamlessly administer and grade assessments, online or in-class, won in the “testing and assessment solution” category. The platform is used by over 3.2 million students and 140,000 instructors globally. It supports a variety of variable-length assignments, such as problem sets and projects, as well as fixed-template assignments like worksheets, quizzes, bubble sheets and exams.

Gradescope by Turnitin supports assessments in:

  • Computer science
  • Physics
  • Math
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Engineering
  • Economics

Chief Product Officer Annie Chechitelli was also named a finalist in the global leader category. Since joining Turnitin in 2021, Chechitelli has led strategy, integration, innovation and growth across product lines, including academic integrity, grading and feedback and assessment capabilities. Under her leadership, Turnitin products and innovations have been honored with eight awards from a variety of industry partners, including the GSV EdTech 150, recognizing the 150 most transformational growth companies in digital learning for 2023.

Most recently, Chechitelli led the company’s AI writing detection launch, only a few months after AI-generated writing software, ChatGPT debuted.

“This is a pivotal time in education. Technology is rapidly changing with the inception of AI-generated writing, remote and hybrid learning, and evolving post-secondary education models,” said Chechitelli. “I am honored to be named alongside so many other edtech leaders, and I am excited to continue finding new ways to make education more accessible and efficient.”

Established in 2010, the EdTech Digest Awards recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate the most exceptional innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology.

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About Turnitin

Turnitin is a global company dedicated to ensuring the integrity of education and meaningfully improving learning outcomes. For more than 25 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency, and fairness across all subject areas and assessment types. Turnitin products are used by educational institutions and certification and licensing programs to uphold integrity and increase learning performance, and by students and professionals to do their best, original work.

Turnitin has offices in Australia, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, The United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. Over 17,000 customers in 185 countries use Turnitin services: Gradescope by Turnitin, iThenticate, Turnitin Feedback Studio, Turnitin Originality, Turnitin Similarity, ExamSoft by Turnitin, ProctorExam and Ouriginal.