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Turnitin writing preso

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Slides for SDSU CTL event, Feb 17, 2011, on supports for improving student writing.

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Turnitin writing preso

  1. 1. Issues Tools Course & Activity Designs Curricular & System Support Instructor Support Student Support Sentence-level errors Higher-level writing outcomes  Formatting, citations & references Plagiarism, paper mills, ghost writers
  2. 2. Turnitin: Citations & Plagiarism <ul><li>OriginalityCheck tool </li></ul><ul><li>http://turnitin.com/static/community/ instructors.php - :25-1:16 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Turnitin: Higher level writing outcomes <ul><li>GradeMark tool – may facilitate quicker, more comprehensive feedback from instructor </li></ul><ul><li>PeerMark tool – give students additional feedback as well as a more critical lens to view their own writing </li></ul>
  4. 4. Turnitin: Sentence-Level Errors <ul><li>GradeMark & PeerMark may help </li></ul><ul><li>eRater tool to be added to GradeMark this summer </li></ul>
  5. 5. Turnitin follow-up <ul><li>Turnitin User Event – March 2nd </li></ul><ul><li>Learning 2.0 workshops, 1:15-3 pm, AH 1109 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3/22: OriginalityCheck </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4/26: PeerMark & GradeMark </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Turnitin webinars </li></ul><ul><li>ITS support </li></ul>
  6. 6. Instructor & student support <ul><li>“ Faculty and staff will need to receive workload support in the form of training, teaching assistance and/or assigned time to continue to develop and explore creative course designs” - Nola </li></ul><ul><li>“ Some students and faculty complained about the amount of time and patience it took for them to use these programs” - Nola </li></ul><ul><li>“ students who most needed to [use] the extra help were the least likely to use the resources” - Paul </li></ul>
  7. 7. Curricular & system support <ul><li>“ Developing professional writing competence is a complex process that takes time and the support of a culture or community that values writing and creativity” - Nola </li></ul><ul><li>“ [Use] online writing support software programs to develop coordinated, systemic approaches that facilitate professional writing development for faculty and students throughout their academic careers” – Nola </li></ul><ul><li>“ The scope could, at least at first, be limited to targeted GE classes as part of a GE writing competency assessment.” - Paul </li></ul>
  8. 8. Issues Tools Course & Activity Designs Curricular & System Support Instructor Support Student Support Sentence-level errors Higher-level writing outcomes  Formatting, citations & references Plagiarism, paper mills, ghost writers

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