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Thursday, 2 June 2011

Using Turnitin to teach academic writing

Interesting discussion with Jo Oliver, lecturer in nursing at The University of the West of Scotland, who is using Turnitin to teach about appropriate academic writing in the lead up to summative assessment. Jo is also using Gradmark, the marking tool, which she feels helps a group of markers to achieve greater consistency in marking papers and provide faster feedback to students.

Looks like a very positive use of Turnitin, might be worth exploring.

Text here (from RSC): http://rsce-assessment.blogspot.com/2011/05/using-turnitin-to-teach-academic.html

Watch the video: http://www.rsc-sw-scotland.ac.uk/podcast/video/UWSb.m4v

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