Turnitin as a tool for effective writing and maintaining research integrity.

A webinar on the basics and practicalities of the Turnitin application was successfully hosted by CLSU DOTUNI last September 29, 2021. This is part of the run-up activities for the 25th year celebration of Central Luzon’s first Open University. More than a hundred new and current students actively engaged the main speaker, Mr Joey Fernando, on a wide-range of issues and concerns regarding the use of Turnitin. Impromptu simulations on account activation, platform navigation, and ‘similarity checking’ exercise, among others were among the highlights of the almost 2-hour session. In the end, the participants recognize the importance ICT-mediated tools like Turnitin to improve their academic writing and to avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism in their written outputs. This is also part of DOTUNI’s academic support program to foster original and critical thinking amongst their graduate students. A complimentary webinar on academic writing and journal publishing will be launched next. Watch this space for more details on the pre-25th anniversary CLSU DOTUNI activities.