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Turnitin Hosts 3rd Annual “Student Success Week” October 5-9

Virtual conference for educators and students themed “Exploring the Intersection of Writing with Technology”

OAKLAND, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2014) -- Turnitin®, the leader in improving how students write and learn, today announced it will host the third annual Student Success Week from October 5-9, a five day virtual conference for educators, administrators and students. The theme of this year’s conference is “Exploring the Intersection of Writing with Technology” and will offer 1-hour online sessions that explore how technology affects writing instruction and the student learning experience.

View the full Student Success Week 2015 schedule at:

“These sessions explore techniques and strategies for using digital tools that increase student engagement and improve writing skills,” said Jason Chu, education director at Turnitin. “Between the session topics and the impressive lineup of speakers, we expect over 4,000 educators and students worldwide to participate."

The webcast schedule includes:

No Laptop Left Behind? with Kentaro Toyama, a W.K. Kellogg Associate Professor of Community Information at the University of Michigan School of Information, a fellow of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT, and author of Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology.

The Future of Writing: I Wandered Lonely in the Cloud with Anya Kamenetz, NPR's lead education blogger, and author of Generation Debt and DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs and Coming Transformation of Higher Education.

Writing and the Visual: Graphically Organizing Your Writing with Thomas DeVere Wolsey, CEO of the Institute to Advance International Education, and author of Learning to Predict and Learning from Predictions: How Thinking about What Might Happen Next Helps Students Learn and Transforming Writing Instruction in the Digital Age: Techniques for Grades 5-12.

Writing By Hand, Keyboard, Voice and Beyond with Steve Graham, Warner Professor in the Division of Leadership and Innovation in Teachers College, editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology, and co-author of the Handbook of Writing Research and Powerful Writing Strategies for All Students.

“The Network Effect”: Amplification and Opportunities for Global Feedback with Michael Fisher, instructional coach and educational consultant specializing in the intersection between instructional technology and curriculum design, and author of Digital Learning Strategies and Upgrade Your Curriculum: Practical Ways to Transform Units and Engage Students.

Crowdsourcing in the Classroom to Enhance Reading, Writing, and Presenting with Rabbi Tzvi Pittinsky, Director of Educational Technology at Frisch, professor for MOFET’s International Online Academy and a Smart Board Certified Teacher Trainer.

There is no cost for educators to attend the Student Success Week sessions. Each session is 45 minutes in length with a 15 minute Q&A session that follows. Register for all sessions at:

About Turnitin

Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company’s cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. One of the most widely distributed educational applications in the world, Turnitin is used by more than 10,000 institutions in 135 countries to manage the submission, tracking and evaluation of student work online. Turnitin is backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners. Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, California with international offices in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

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