Turnitin announces professional development course in writing instruction and evaluation
Turnitin, provider of originality checking and online grading, today announced that it has opened registration for its free online course, “Turnitin Academy Live.” This 10-session course will lead instructors through a powerful pedagogy for “writing to learn,” exploring practical methods for incorporating the use of Turnitin to encourage original writing and deliver more meaningful feedback, while engaging students in the writing process and streamlining class activities.
The Turnitin Academy Live course begins Tuesday, Aug. 28 and will be available live and on-demand. The course is also eligible for continuing education units (CEUs) in partnership with Saint Mary’s College of California for a fee of $50. Educators can register for the entire course for free, or sign up for each class individually at: http://turnitin.com/en_us/training/professional-development.
“So far this year, Turnitin has educated over 100,000 instructors on how to employ technology in education to improve student writing,” said Ray Huang, customer programs manager for Turnitin. “This expanded online course shares teaching strategies and empowers educators across the curriculum to take action with lesson plans and classroom activities, while demonstrating how they can maximize their Turnitin solution.”
More details here.