About Turnitin

2013年03月09日 | 作者: PassPaper | 分类: 写作技巧

The early years

  • Four UC Berkeley graduate students develop a peer review application for use in graduate student classes.
  • Founders build a prototype of Turnitin that detects unoriginal content in student written work.
  • iParadigms, the parent company of Turnitin, is incorporated.
  • Turnitin partners with CrossRef and develops iThenticate to serve scholarly publishers.
  • Turnitin releases WriteCheck to provide students with formative writing tools.

2009 - present

  • Warburg Pincus acquires a majority stake in Turnitin.
  • Turnitin for Admissions is released to detect plagiarism in college applications.
  • Turnitin2 is released with a tighter integration of originality checking, online grading and peer review, layered on top of the paper in its original form.
  • Turnitin acquires nLearning and establishes its International headquarters in Newcastle, UK.
  • Turnitin announces a partnership with Educational Testing Service to incorporate its ETS® e-rater® technology into Turnitin.
  • Translated matching is released in February 2011 to help detect plagiarized content that has been translated from English.
  • Turnitin grows to over 150 employees in 2012.

Service Facts

The Service

  • Turnitin processed over 80 million papers in 2012.
  • 190,000 papers are submitted per day with 500,000 papers submitted on peak days.
  • Turnitin records service uptime of 99.9% and average turnaround time of 13 seconds per paper.
  • GradeMark is rapidly re-inventing how papers are graded, and is doubling in usage each year. Turnitin celebrated its 20 millionth GradeMark review in October 2012.
  • Turnitin supports 15 languages: English (US), Arabic, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
  • Turnitin integrates with more than 50 Course Management Systems, including Blackboard, Moodle, Instructure Canvas, Desire2Learn, Pearson Learning Studio, and Sakai.
  • Turnitin uses three databases for content matching:
    • 24+ billion web pages crawled
    • 300+ million archived student papers
    • 120+ million articles from 110,000+ journals periodicals & books

Turnitin Customers

  • Turnitin serves over
    • 1 million active instructors
    • 20 million licensed students
    • 10,000 educational institutions
  • Turnitin customers include 56% of the top 100 high schools listed on U.S. News and World Report's America's Best High Schools in 2010.
  • Of the top 100 colleges and universities in the 2010 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges list, 69% are Turnitin customers.
  • 51% of Turnitin instructors teach subjects other than English, writing, composition, or communications.
  • Turnitin customers are located in 126 countries.