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Training/Webinars/Workshops: Turnitin APAC Summit 2022



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1 pm–1:15 pm (AEDT) • 11:00 am–11:15 am (KST) • 10:00 am–10:15 am (PHST) • 9:00 am–9:15 am (WIB)

  • Opening Remarks & APAC Update
  • Turnitin’s new Chief Revenue Officer, Maurice Heiblum, will introduce himself to customers, followed by an APAC update by our Regional VP, James Thorley.


  • Maurice Heiblum | Chief Revenue Officer, Turnitin
  • James Thorley | Regional Vice President, APAC, Turnitin

1:15 pm–1:45 pm (AEDT) • 11:15 am–11:45 am (KST) • 10:15 am–10:45 am (PHST) • 9:15 am–9:45 am (WIB)

  • Open-web and AI: the implications for assessment
  • The pandemic supercharged the movement of assessment onto digital platforms and into remote open-book, open-web environments. Digital technologies and AI can be seen as both supporting and undermining that endeavour when balancing the boost to pedagogical aims with the ramifications for assessment security.
  • This keynote examines what such developments mean for higher education and why academics and institutions must adapt to the new realities and possibilities, instead of being on the back foot and exposing themselves to risk.


  • Professor Alex Steel | Director, Teaching Strategy, University of New South Wales

1:45 pm–2:15 pm (AEDT) • 11:45 am–12:15 pm (KST) • 10:45 am–11:15 am (PHST) • 9:45 am–10:15 am (WIB)

  • Turnitin’s customer-driven product roadmap
  • Turnitin is listening to the needs of our community of educators, who are facing pressures to re-engage, educate, and support students as they re-enter the classroom, post pandemic. We’re also actively responding to shifts in assessment practices and emerging forms of academic misconduct such as contract cheating, use of AI paraphrasing tools, and AI writing. During this session, Annie Chechitelli, Chief *Product Officer, will unveil the latest customer research on use of our solutions and provide a high-level walkthrough of our roadmap in response to the insights. Hear about how we’re delivering on formative assessment, the Similarity Report as a teaching tool, broadened assignment types, and more in this walkthrough of our product strategy and roadmap designed to meet your evolving needs.


  • Annie Chechitelli | Chief Product Officer, Turnitin

2:15 pm–2:45 pm (AEDT) • 12:15 pm–12:45 pm (KST) • 11:15 am–11:45 am (PHST) • 10:15 am–10:45 am (WIB)

  • Customer first: advancing the customer experience at Turnitin
  • Join Zemina Hasham, Chief Customer Officer, as she describes how the value of “customer-centricity” comes to life at Turnitin. Learn how we focus on your success, striving to partner with you throughout your journey. Zemina will share our efforts to understand exactly what you want and need from us, details on how the teams work to support you through this journey, the metrics we use to gauge the success of our efforts, and, perhaps most importantly, how we are working to modernise and evolve to better respond to our dynamic customer base.



  • Zemina Hasham | Chief Customer Officer, Turnitin

2:50 pm–3:40 pm (AEDT) • 12:50 pm–1:40 pm (KST) • 11:50 am–12:40 pm (PHST) • 10:50 am–11:40 am (WIB)

  • Interventions to develop student feedback literacy
  • For learners to make the most of feedback information, they need to have both an understanding of its purpose and a chance to practice their role in the feedback process. One way to address the student role in this process is through feedback literacy: [the] ‘understandings, capacities and dispositions needed to make sense of information and use it to enhance work or learning strategies’ (Carless & Boud, 2018, p. 1316). This panel session explores the interventions that have been used to develop feedback literacy in students, and attendees will emerge with an understanding of how these tactics can be used to improve their own feedback processes.


  • Christopher Deneen | Associate Professor & Enterprise Research Fellow in Education Futures, University of South Australia
  • Dr Hui-Teng Hoo | Sr Lecturer, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore
  • Tegan Miller | PhD Candidate, CRADLE, Deakin University


  • Chukwudi Ogoh | Sr Technologies Consultant, Assessment Solutions, Asia Pacific, Turnitin

3:40 pm–4:20 pm (AEDT) • 1:40 pm–2:20 pm (KST) • 12:40 pm–12:20 pm (PHST) • 11:40 am–12:20 pm (WIB) How we use Gradescope’s analytics to inform student learning and support at-risk students Learning design as an iterative process involves reviewing feedback and learning analytics from past run courses and assessments, to identify opportunities that enhance learning experience in future course iterations.

Featuring first-hand insights from two Gradescope users, University of Sydney and Duke Kunshan University, this showcase presentation addresses the following:

How can Gradescope’s assignment statistics identify gaps in student learning? How can assignment statistics support constructive alignment and show that students have met the learning objectives? How can assignment statistics identify opportunities to enhance learning experience and assessment in the iterative process of learning design? How can Gradescope indicate the robustness of applied rubrics and/or provide opportunities for improvements in rubric design? Presenters: Dr Jessica Leung | Lecturer, Monash University Dr Lin Jiu | Lecturer in Mathematics, Duke Kunshan University Dr Anastasia Tsigkou | Associate Professor of Biology, Duke Kunshan University

4:25 pm–4:55 pm (AEDT) • 2:25 pm–2:55 pm (KST) • 1:25 pm–1:55 pm (PHST) • 12:25 pm–12:55 pm (WIB) Administering digital assessments with Examplify/ExamSoft: National University of Singapore user story This showcase presentation looks at how National University of Singapore (NUS) utilises Examplify/ExamSoft to support its digital strategy for assessments and validate student learning outcomes. The session will cover the motivation and history of digital assessments at NUS, the implementation of digital assessments both prior to and during the pandemic (including some unique use cases), and the ExamSoft platform in a nutshell. It charts the adoption of ExamSoft at NUS, the challenges the institution faces, and their future plans for assessment.

Presenter: Haixin Wu | Senior Manager, National University of Singapore

4:55 pm–5:25 pm AEDT) • 2:55 pm–3:25 pm (KST) • 1:55 pm–2:25 pm (PHST) • 12:55 pm–1:25 pm (WIB) Understanding usability and impact of Feedback Studio for student assessment and integrity behaviours Turnitin's Feedback Studio (TFS) is a tool used by many institutions to foster writing excellence. It is a comprehensive tool that upholds academic integrity and facilitates meaningful feedback. But how can it help what is perhaps the most challenging aspect of an institutions’ academic integrity approach: detection and investigation?

This session presents on the impact of TFS in supporting institutional policy in academic integrity and offers strategies to support using the tool to investigate student assessment and integrity behaviours.

Presenter: Dr Guy Curtis | Senior Lecturer in Applied Psychology, University of Western Australia