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New iPad App for Turnitin Feedback Studio Features Dedicated Student Access and Enhanced Instructor Tools

New features for iPad® app give students full access to Turnitin Feedback Studio and give faculty in higher ed and secondary grade teachers quick access to resources that help students improve their writing

OAKLAND, Calif. — September 22, 2016 — Turnitin’s Feedback Studio for iPad® app has merged the benefits of mobile technology with the power of learning and engagement through feedback. This release gives students the power to submit papers, analyze similarity reports (to check for originality), and review instructor feedback on the go. An enhanced interface for instructors offers streamlined grading on and-offline. Click to Tweet.

More than ever, students use mobile devices to manage their assignments. With the Feedback Studio app for iPad, institutions can ensure that students are not only able to complete and submit assignments on their iPad, but they also have immediate access to their instructors’ comments, feedback, and grades where and when they need it.

Immediate access to feedback from instructors helps students develop their writing skills. Like many students today, Jacinta Lujano, who is attending Naval Postgraduate School, is always pressed for time. “Feedback Studio for iPad makes it really simple to submit my writings and to get on-the-go feedback,” said Lujano. “It’s really simple and intuitive to use, too. I love it.”

College instructors and secondary grade teachers can use the app to give feedback and make comments on student papers while they are on the go. The interface is cleaner and the process to view accounts and classes is simplified. “I can grade papers anywhere I want on my tablet with the Turnitin Feedback Studio app,” said Cheryl Ashbaugh, communications professor at Robert Morris University. “Not having to carry so much around with me has been great for my back!”

Key features include:

  • Free App for Students: Students can now submit and view assignments from their iPad and then view Similarity Reports, instructor feedback, and grades.
  • Updated Interface: An updated interface for instructors makes feedback easier to give and review with cleaner, clutter-free screens.
  • Grade Offline: Assignments can by synced between iPad app and desktop grading on or off-line.

More information and a live demo of Feedback Studio for iPad will be presented at a webcast on September 29, 2016 at 3:00pm PST. Register for the webcast, “No Feedback Left Behind: Feedback Studio for iPad.”
Users with an active Turnitin Classic or Feedback Studio account can download Feedback Studio for iPad from the App Store®. More information is at http://turnitin.com/en_us/what-we-offer/ipad.

About Turnitin
Turnitin is revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn. Turnitin’s formative feedback and originality checking services promote critical thinking, ensure academic integrity, and help students improve their writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to engage students in the writing process, provide personalized feedback, and assess student progress over time. Turnitin is used by more than 30 million students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries. Backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands and Melbourne, Australia. @Turnitin

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Tweet: New features for @Turnitin Feedback Studio iPad app. Full access 4 students. New tools 4 faculty. http://bit.ly/turnitin_ipad #edtech

Summary: Turnitin Feedback Studio releases new features for iPad app. Students have full access.Faculty have more resources to help students improve their writing.

 

By |2017-09-29T20:57:24+00:00September 22nd, 2016|Press Releases, prezly, Turnitin, Turnitin press releases|

Turnitin Feedback Studio Launched; Revamp of Flagship Product Puts Focus on Instructors, Feedback, Accessibility

Renamed Turnitin Feedback Studio, new version is focused on helping instructors provide authentic feedback to improve student writing

OAKLAND, Calif. — April 18, 2016 — Today, Turnitin announced a new version of its flagship product with a focus on ease-of-use, accessibility for students, and new mobile features to support instruction in the modern classroom. Formerly known as “Turnitin,” the new version is being renamed “Turnitin Feedback Studio” and will be made available to its two million educators and 30 million students on an opt-in basis beginning today. Click to Tweet.

Turnitin Feedback Studio has been reimagined from front to back with an emphasis on providing instructors tools to give relevant feedback that students will understand and learn from, while also supporting academic integrity. “Worldwide, instructors rely on Turnitin for preventing plagiarism in student writing. Turnitin Feedback Studio goes a step further in helping students become better writers by giving instructors a single place to quickly provide direct, actionable feedback on all aspects of student work,” said Will Murray, chief product officer at Turnitin.

Feedback Studio offers:

  • Great feedback, fast. Re-designed user interface brings plagiarism prevention, feedback, and grading into a unified view that helps educators mark faster while making it easier for students to engage with their instructors’ comments.
  • Anytime, anywhere learning. Responsive design works on PCs, tablets, and smartphones to support students and instructors wherever they are and however they work.
  • Accessibility improvements. Major upgrades make Turnitin Feedback Studio more usable by all students, moving closer to compliance with WCAG 2.0 AA Standards for web accessibility.
  • Unparalleled content coverage. Enhanced technology intelligently and rapidly crawls and indexes the most relevant and up-to-date content on the Web, including content hidden behind Javascript, expanding Turnitin’s vast content database in support of academic integrity.

“Turnitin Feedback Studio is a game changer for giving feedback and for the teaching and grading of writing,” said Christopher Swann, English Department Chair at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School. “Turnitin Feedback Studio not only makes it easier for teachers to do their job, it makes it easier for students to see what they’re doing well and what they can improve on in terms of their writing.” See Feedback Studio in action: http://go.turnitin.com/feedback-studio-demo.

In addition to Feedback Studio, Turnitin offers two complementary products: Turnitin Revision Assistant, which provides instant feedback on student writing, and Turnitin Scoring Engine, which provides automated assessment of student writing.

Turnitin Feedback Studio will be made available to all current Turnitin users and is available on a per-student, annual subscription basis to new customers.

About Turnitin

Turnitin is revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn. Turnitin’s formative feedback and originality checking services promote critical thinking, ensure academic integrity, and help students improve their writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to engage students in the writing process, provide personalized feedback, and assess student progress over time. Turnitin is used by more than 30 million students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries. Backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands, Seoul, South Korea, and Melbourne, Australia. @Turnitin

 

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Media Contact: Jennifer Harrison for Turnitin, (916)716-0636 or jennifer@pandopublicrelations.com

Summary: Turnitin releases new version of its flagship product, Turnitin Feedback Studio, focusing on ease-of-use and accessibility, and adding new mobile features.

Tags: Turnitin, Feedback Studio, writing, education, k12, higher ed, higher education, university, college, student, writing instruction, teaching, teacher, instructor, professor

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Tweet: .@Turnitin launches Feedback Studio. Flagship product emphasizes giving feedback. New mobile features. bit.ly/feedbackstudio

By |2017-09-29T20:57:27+00:00April 19th, 2016|Press Releases, Turnitin press releases|

Turnitin Revision Assistant Named Finalist in Two Categories of Prestigious Education Contest: SIIA CODiE Awards

Judges Commend Revision Assistant for Encouraging Students to Write More Frequently and Develop Their Skills

OAKLAND, Calif. – April 13, 2016 – Turnitin Revision Assistant a formative writing product from Turnitin that gives students instant feedback as they write was picked as a finalist in two categories of the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards: Best Learning Capacity-Building Solution and Best Cross-Curricular Solution. The CODiE awards are considered the premier awards program for the software and information industries and have been recognizing product excellence in education and software for over 30 years. Click to Tweet.

“It’s great that Turnitin Revision Assistant was selected as one of the best education technology products of 2016 by the SIIA CODiE Awards,” said Elijah Mayfield, vice president of new technologies at Turnitin. “Revision Assistant helps students practice and improve their writing, and we were very pleased to see the CODiE judges ‘got it,’ and that they were excited about supporting teachers in their writing instruction.”

“Every year the list of CODIE finalists is a case study of how the ed tech industry is using new technologies in combination with knowledge about how people learn to respond to customer needs. They’re opening doors for learners of all ages,” said Karen Billings, vice president and managing director of ETIN. http://www.siia.net/codie/Finalists

Revision Assistant gives immediate, actionable feedback to students in a way that is easy to understand and is specific to a highlighted portion of text. Students can apply this feedback to each essay revision, improving with each iteration. They can write and revise as many times as they want, and each time Revision Assistant will inform them of the strength of their essay and where they can improve it. A recent educator review at Ask a Tech Teacher called Revision Assistant “the most comprehensive virtual writing assistant available.”

About Turnitin
Turnitin is revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn. Turnitin’s formative feedback and originality checking services promote critical thinking, ensure academic integrity and help students improve their writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to engage students in the writing process, provide personalized feedback, and assess student progress over time. Turnitin is used by more than 26 million students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries. Backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands, Seoul, South Korea, and Melbourne, Australia.

Tweet: Revision Assistant from @Turnitin named finalist in 2 #CODiE16 categories: learning capacity & cross-curricular

Summary: Turnitin Revision Assistant – edtech that supports writing instruction – named finalist in two categories of the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards.

Tags: Turnitin, Revision Assistant, writing instruction, codie, awards, education, k-12, writing, students, learning, higher education

By |2017-09-29T20:57:27+00:00April 13th, 2016|award, Press Releases, Turnitin, Turnitin press releases|

Turnitin Hosts Writing X Tech | The Writing Mindset April 18-22: Virtual Conference for Educators in K-12 and Higher Ed Covers Topics in Writing Instruction

OAKLAND, Calif – April 11, 2016Turnitin Writing X Tech ( #writingxtech ) kicks off April 18 with a five-day virtual conference featuring webcasts on “The Writing Mindset” and how thinking differently about writing can engage students and set them up for success. K-12 educators, college instructors and students can pick from nine different webcasts offered for free April 18-22, 2016.

Turnitin hosts Writing X Tech each year to bring compelling, thought-provoking topics into the discourse about writing instruction. Speakers come from diverse backgrounds and often express refreshing and new ideas that teachers in K-12 and academic instructors from higher ed may not have considered before. These sessions and previous years are archived at Turnitin.com

Topics for Writing X Tech 2016 | The Writing Mindset include:

  • Connecting Great Reads to Great Writing – Acclaimed writer, journalist, and writing teacher, Roy Peter Clark, will share his “X-ray reading” approach to help teach writers at all levels how to read with an eye toward learning—and improving—their writing with the help of great literature.
  • How to Reach More Readers While Still Looking Smart – Professor Helen Sword, author of Stylish Academic Writing and The Writer’s Diet, debunks the myth that “serious” academic writing must be wooden, wordy, and dull.
  • Beyond Integrity: Why We Cite – Go beyond demanding compliance with rules to reframe the conversation around the merits of ethical action, both in proactive teaching and in taking a developmental approach to sanctioning misconduct. Bronx High School English teacher, Michael Goodwin leads the discussion.
  • A Picture is Worth a MILLION Words! – Dr. Bernard Robin walks through how he created a digital story using just one picture: a family photograph taken in 1926. He shows how to use internet search tools to deepen explorations that enhance student engagement with topics and ideas in subject areas such as history, economics, advertising, immigration, entertainment, and culture.
  • Mimicry & Plagiarism – Join Anita Lundberg of James Cook University for a discussion about the importance of mimicry and modeling for supporting students’ move into unfamiliar discursive communities.
  • Teaching the Writing Brain – Join Virginia Berninger and Todd Richards of the University of Washington for a session on how neurology and psychology can have a practical, and significant, impact on how we prepare students for writing, teach writing in the classroom, and work with students with exceptional needs.
  • Beyond Thumb Typing – Beth Holland of Johns Hopkins University discusses how mobile devices are impacting tasks associated with writing, and learn about tools, apps, and approaches to transform what’s possible when working with mobile students.
  • What’s the Story Behind Why We Write? – Bronx High School English teacher Adam Tramantano traces the ways in which writers sometimes include the story of the writing within the writing and the ways in which we can explore the story of the writing process with students.
  • Original Insights. Better Writers. A sneak peek into what’s new at Turnitin. Hear directly from the Turnitin product team about new product developments and the vision for technology tools to assist writing instruction.

 

About Turnitin

Turnitin is revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn. Turnitin’s formative feedback and originality checking services promote critical thinking, ensure academic integrity, and help students improve their writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to engage students in the writing process, provide personalized feedback, and assess student progress over time. Turnitin is used by more than 30 million students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries. Backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands, Seoul, South Korea, and Melbourne, Australia. @Turnitin

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20-word Summary: Writing X Tech week: Free virtual conference April 18-22 for K-12 and Higher Ed hosted by Turnitin. go.turnitin.com/pr/wxt

50-word summary: Free webcasts on writing strategies for K-12 teachers and HE instructors, April 18-22 Turnitin Writing X Tech go.turnitin.com/pr/wxt. Topics: neurology and writing, using pictures, mimicry and plagiarism, and writing in a mobile world. Speakers from K-12 schools and universities including Johns Hopkins, University of Washington and Bronx High School.

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Tags: virtual conference, writing, education, Turnitin, teacher, instructor, speaker, author

By |2017-09-29T20:57:29+00:00April 11th, 2016|Press Releases, Story Tips, Turnitin press releases|

New Prompts in Turnitin Revision Assistant Give Students Writing Practice for Advanced Placement® Essays

Turnitin’s instructional writing solution, Revision Assistant, now includes six Advanced Placement® Exam prompts so students can practice writing essays for AP® Exams.

OAKLAND, Calif. — March 9, 2016 — Students taking AP® World History or AP® English Language and Composition can now prepare and practice for those course’s exams with Turnitin Revision Assistant, a new formative writing product from Turnitin giving instant feedback to students as they write. The AP® prompts have been made available in collaboration with the College Board Advanced Placement Program® giving Turnitin license to use prompts from the 2013 AP® exams.  Based on the data licensed from the College Board, Turnitin created content models and rubrics that are now part of Revision Assistant’s growing library of writing prompts.  Click to tweet

The College Board Advanced Placement Program offers high school students the opportunity to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both, through any of its 38 rigorous course exams. The exam prompts that have been added to Revision Assistant are previously released questions that appeared on the 2013 AP® World History and AP® English Language and Composition exams.

“The inclusion of AP Exam prompts into Revision Assistant furthers our goal of delivering great content in a formative writing space that supports instructors in the classroom and helps students improve and excel at writing,” said Elijah Mayfield, vice president of new technologies at Turnitin.

The AP questions being added to Revision Assistant cover interesting topics that engage students. The AP English Language and Composition prompts ask students to:

  • Build an argument about memorials and monuments based on multiple sources in a document-based question (DBQ).
  • Investigate the concept of ownership and how it relates to one’s sense of self.
  • Analyze Richard Louv’s rhetorical strategies in his book Last Child in the Woods (2008).

The AP World History prompts ask students to:

  • Describe the struggles for global power within Europe during the mid-eighteenth century based on multiple sources in a DBQ.
  • Write about political changes in the Mediterranean between 200 C.E. and 1000 C.E. and their impact on culture.
  • Analyze the role of the state in the economic development of Japan and one other country during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

While writing with Revision Assistant, students receive immediate feedback in four areas: clarity and focus, use of evidence, organization and development, and language and style. The feedback is easy to understand, applies to the exact section it highlights and specifies where the essay could be improved. Students can apply this feedback to each essay revision, improving with each iteration. They can write and revise as many times as they want and each time Revision Assistant will inform them of the strength of their essay and where they can improve it.

Revision Assistant, used in over 60 school districts, is a support resource for teachers to extend their reach and have more meaningful conversations with students as they improve their writing. See a video of how Revision Assistant inspires these conversations between students and teachers here.

About Turnitin
Turnitin is revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn. Turnitin’s formative feedback and originality checking services promote critical thinking, ensure academic integrity, and help students improve their writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to engage students in the writing process, provide personalized feedback, and assess student progress over time. Turnitin is used by more than 26 million students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries. Backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands and Melbourne, Australia. @Turnitin

 

Advanced Placement is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

 

 

By |2017-09-29T20:57:30+00:00March 9th, 2016|Press Releases, Turnitin, Turnitin press releases|

New Product from Turnitin Launched: Revision Assistant Helps Improve Student Writing, Extends Teachers’ Reach

Pilot studies show students write and revise more often using instant feedback generated by Revision Assistant

OAKLAND, Calif. — January 20, 2016 — Today, Turnitin introduced Revision Assistant, a formative writing tool giving students immediate, actionable feedback on all aspects of student writing. Turnitin Revision Assistant, for grades 6-12 and developmental writing in higher education, extends teachers’ reach by giving students immediate formative feedback during the writing process. Click to Tweet

“Writing is the one subject critical to academic and career success yet is almost entirely unsupported by existing educational technology. Of the hundreds of reading and math applications to support instruction, very few provide meaningful feedback on writing beyond grammar and spell-checking,” said Chris Caren, CEO of Turnitin. “Revision Assistant gives students holistic, specific feedback on their writing in a way that encourages them to revise multiple times.”

Revision Assistant’s feedback is multifaceted and unique. As students write with Revision Assistant, they can request a ‘Signal Check’ which provides a student-friendly visualization of how they are performing on writing traits such as focus, use of evidence, or organization, among many others. Actionable comments appear in the margins of students’ compositions and are tied to sentences highlighted in the text. This feedback emphasizes areas of strength, as well as suggestions for sentence-level improvements. The combination of positive and constructive comments encourages students to continue revising, and in the process, their writing improves. Students can revise and get feedback as many times as they would like before sharing their work with their teacher.

“With Revision Assistant students get the immediate feedback they need to improve their writing.” said Susan Van Doren, an English teacher from George Whittell High School in Zephyr Cove, Nev. “They write more and they revise more. Having that instant feedback of the signal bars challenges them to improve. With Revision Assistant, students submitted the best essays I got out of that class all year.”

In a 2015 study of Revision Assistant with 18 middle and high schools, 164 educators and 3,439 students:

  • Ninety-four percent of pilot students revised their work at least once when writing with Turnitin Revision Assistant; middle school students revised, on average, ten times, while high school students revised six times.
  • Middle schoolers doubled the length of their essays across revisions when using the system, while high school papers increased by 70 percent.

Turnitin Revision Assistant is currently being used in school districts across the country, including Irvine USD, Corona-Norco USD, Washoe County, San Dieguito Union High School District and Covina-Valley USD.

Turnitin Revision Assistant is available on a per-student, annual subscription basis.

About Turnitin
Turnitin is revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn. Turnitin’s formative feedback and originality checking services promote critical thinking, ensure academic integrity, and help students improve their writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to engage students in the writing process, provide personalized feedback, and assess student progress over time. Turnitin is used by more than 26 million students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries. Backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands and Melbourne, Australia. @Turnitin

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By |2017-09-29T20:57:30+00:00January 21st, 2016|Press Releases, Turnitin, Turnitin press releases|

Turnitin Helps Wikipedia Protect Copyright and Support Student Research and Writing

Wikipedia Relies on Turnitin to Help Check All New Edits to English Wikipedia

OAKLAND, Calif. – October 29, 2015 – Each month, 75,000 volunteers edit content on over 35 million Wikipedia articles. Today, Turnitin®–the leader in improving how students write and learn–announces a collaboration with the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that supports Wikipedia and its sister projects, and the Wikipedia community to help protect and preserve free knowledge. Turnitin’s software now runs alongside the existing bots on English Wikipedia, helping to screen pages and identify potential copyright violations on the site. (Click to Tweet)

Wikipedia’s volunteer editors work hard to ensure Wikipedia is a place for accurate, reliable, and free knowledge. Over the years, wikipedians have created policies, guidelines and tools to ensure content on the encyclopedia meets high standards, including those on protecting copyrighted works. This collaboration, which has been developed with input from members of the English Wikipedia community and the Wikimedia Foundation, now enhances that process using Turnitin’s advanced content-matching technology. Turnitin’s technology works along with a copy-and-paste detection program developed by the Wikipedia community named EranBot, first envisioned by Wikipedian James Heilman (User:Doc James) and later developed by Wikipedian Eran Rosenthal (User:ערן).

“As an openly licensed free encyclopedia, Wikipedia respects copyright the same way traditional publishers do. In fact, each contributor in our community is a copyright owner who chooses to freely license his or her own work,” said Jake Orlowitz (User: Ocaasi (WMF)), head of the Wikipedia Library, the program dedicated to helping editors access reliable sources to improve Wikipedia. “Turnitin now gives us access to a more sophisticated system for flagging potential copyright violations.”

As a result of the program, which went live on English Wikipedia in April 2015, thousands of new edits are checked each day which generates roughly 100 flags for Wikipedia editors to further investigate using Turnitin’s customized reports. Turnitin, alongside EranBot, helps maintain Wikipedia’s high content standards and guards for copyright abuse. The bot also has the unique ability to learn, so it will only become more accurate over time.

Turnitin can more deeply match content from web sources–including academic publications and journals–using its progressive algorithm. EranBot, with Turnitin technology, now looks at edits individually, and in near real-time, whereas previous technology could only evaluate entire articles. While helping catch violations, these combined tools give Wikipedia communities the ability to provide feedback to editors and further help them in understanding copyright.

The Wiki Education Foundation, which supports the use of Wikipedia in higher education contexts, is also working with Turnitin to check edits made by students developing articles through Wiki Ed’s Classroom Program. This complements Turnitin’s efforts to teach students how to differentiate quotation from citation, and how to appropriately paraphrase and use source material.

“Wikipedia is the most widely used resource in both academic and non-academic contexts,” said Chris Caren, CEO of Turnitin. “We’re excited that Wikipedia has chosen to collaborate with us, so that we can help in their effort to ensure the overall quality of their content.”

Wikipedia and EranBot:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Turnitin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:EranBot

Wiki Education Foundation: wikiedu.org

Turnitin iThenticate: www.ithenticate.com

About Turnitin
Turnitin is revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn. The Company’s cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer reviewing saves instructors time and provides valuable feedback to students. Turnitin is one of the most widely distributed educational applications in the world and is used by more than 15,000 institutions in 140 countries to manage the submission, tracking and evaluation of student papers online. Turnitin also offers iThenticate, a plagiarism detection service for commercial markets, and Writecheck, a suite of formative tools for writers. Turnitin is backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, and is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands and Melbourne, Australia.

About Wikipedia
Wikipedia is the world’s free knowledge resource. It is a collaborative creation that has been added to and edited by millions of people from around the globe since it was created in 2001: anyone can edit it, at any time. Wikipedia is offered in 291 languages containing more than 35 million articles, and visited by nearly half a billion people every month. Today its content is edited and shared by more than 75,000 volunteer editors each month.

About the Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that supports and operates Wikipedia and its sister projects. With nearly half a billion monthly users, projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation are one of the most popular web properties in the world. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity that is funded primarily through donations and grants.

About the Wiki Education Foundation
The Wiki Education Foundation is a nonprofit institution that supports the use of Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects in higher education contexts across the United States and Canada. It is based in San Francisco. To learn more, visit wikiedu.org.

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Media Contacts:
Jennifer Harrison for Turnitin: (916)716-0636 or jennifer@pandopublicrelations.com
Eryk Salvaggio: (415) 770-7723 or eryk@wikiedu.org

Tags: Turnitin, Wikipedia, Wikimedia, wiki, EranBot, iThenticate, Writecheck, writing, education, originality, classroom, academic, k-12, k12, higher education, edtech
Summary: Turnitin to collaborate with Wikimedia Foundation in screening pages for potential copyright violations on English Wikipedia.
Businesswire: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151029006435/en
Tweet: English @Wikipedia to use @Turnitin with EranBot to screen pages. http://bit.ly/turnitin_wiki #education #writing

By |2017-09-29T20:57:31+00:00October 29th, 2015|Press Releases, Turnitin press releases|