Education Technology Manager, Hale School, Australia
Australia and New Zealand,
Being passionate that his students produce original work, Toby saw a great opportunity to assist them in this through the use of Turnitin at Hale School over the last eight years:
“The students are encouraged to produce original work, which in turn promotes deep learning and enhanced understanding.”
He has proactively created several innovative ways to ensure that his colleagues are able to fully utilise all of the benefits of the software. This has included the creation of ‘how to guides’, large group professional development classes and providing one-on-one assistance if requested. Toby has positively influenced staff attitudes to Turnitin by successfully suggesting they incorporate Turnitin into a year long, student-led group project, the nature of which he felt was open to potential plagiarism. He has also created specific Turnitin training programs for students that take the onus off the classroom teacher having to provide this training, freeing up valuable class time and allowing the teacher more time to focus on their subject.
Toby was a Turnitin Global Award Winner in 2015