"Social media speak" has emerged as the new lingua franca for this generation of students. So much so that it seems as though students don't get the nature of academic writing and proper research citation practices. Coupled with the challenges of teaching to increasing class sizes and less opportunity to address student need in this area, what are faculty to do to stem the #socialmediaonslaught?
Rather than throw in the towel, Jennifer Schroeder, from the Turnitin Educator Network, tries to meet students where they are. Join us for a session with Jennifer as she shares the benefits of her IN112: Edge class, an onboarding program for new freshman designed to provide them with the academic tools necessary to succeed. Come hear how Justin Bieber song lyrics can help students understand the nuts and bolts of proper citation practices and connect to students when discussing plagiarism.
Jennifer Schroeder is an Associate Professor of Biology at Millikin University in Illinois, and an Academic Integrity Winner for the Turnitin All-Stars Award Program.
Kenneth Balibalos is currently a Marketing Associate for Turnitin. He is developing the Turnitin Educator Network to connect educators to each other and support them at their institution. He regularly chats with educators and works alongside them to develop instructional resources. He also posts on social media and supports other customer programs. He will be moderating this webcast.