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Fuller Named One of Turnitin’s Higher Ed All-Stars

Turnitin recognized Fuller as an Original Writers All-Star

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Fuller Seminary was recently announced as a “Turnitin All-Star” for demonstrating excellence and success in using the Turnitin educational application to manage submission, tracking, and evaluation of student papers online.

Fuller was the higher ed winner in the “Original Writers” category awarded to institutions who’ve used the tool to reduce unoriginal content in student writing, address academic integrity, and teach citation.

The award description submitted by Director of Distributed Learning Tommy Lister reads: Fuller Theological Seminary recently integrated Turnitin with Moodle. Since then, the level of unoriginal submissions has reduced by two-thirds while submission volume more than doubled. Additionally, faculty’s use of Turnitin’s online grading features has been steadily utilized since they started using the software in 2008, with a majority of papers now being marked with Turnitin.

“We’ve been really pushing faculty in the direction of using Turnitin, not only as an effective means to gauge plagiarism and ensure academic integrity,” says Tommy Lister, director of distributed learning, “But also as a way to enhance their own grading—giving students better feedback, resulting in hopefully higher learning gains for students.”

See more All-Star winners here.

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