…In February this year, Turnitin announced plans to crack down on contract cheating. Its proposed solution, authorship investigation, hopes to automate a process familiar to any human marker: detecting major shifts in individual students’ writing style that may point to help from a third party…Read full article here.
By Jinal Jhaveri
10/04/2018 on Hechinger Report
…These three issues — application, language and transparency — are keys to moving the growing marketplace of school choice into one of genuine school opportunity. But opportunity and choice remain separate ideas and accomplishments, and about that we must remain clear….Read full article here.
10/03/2018 on Global and Banking Finance Review
… Under the Turnitin umbrella, Gradescopes tools combine this commitment to authenticity with efficient, unbiased, and consistent evaluations for any assignment type, including paper-based problem sets, computer code, and engineering diagrams…Read full article here.
By Lindsay McKenzie
09/11/2018 on Inside Higher Ed
“…The Florida college modified its IT help desk system last year to keep track of alerts. The platform, called TeamDynamix, allows faculty members to create a work order that tells staff in advising or the financial aid office that a student needs help….” Read full article here.
Tech Makes it easier for schools and students to track and report community service for college applications
By Wayne D’Orio
08/29/2018 on TeacherCast
…x2VOL is a program that can not only eliminate the scraps of paper and Post-it Notes while tallying a student’s service time, but it can also add meaning to the experiences and help point the way for students to calmly, and accurately, complete their applications to show their best side…Read full article here.
By Jennifer Wright
08/07/2018 on Teaching Professor
…Every student at my university who is found in violation of academic misconduct is automatically sanctioned to the office of Integrity and Ethical Development, where we attempt to move students forward from this experience in a dignified, gracious, and positive manner….Must register to read full article here.
By Natashia Hill
07/25/2018 on Education Week Teacher
…But teachers need not be martyrs to transform the lives of their students. Valuing ourselves doesn’t mean we love kids any less. As professionals, it’s time for us to shift unrealistic perceptions and demand more respect and compensation for the life-changing work that we do…Read full article here.
By Dennis Pierce
07/21/2018 on Getting Smart
….Plagiarism detection services such as Turnitin, which allows educators to compare students’ written work with a massive database of content published online, proved to be an effective deterrent—and this has forced a change of business model…Read full article here.