Complexity of Learning

Turnitin Sponsors Inaugural MidSummit "Thinkference"

Berlin (GER), April 2017 - Turnitin, a leading online resource for learning and writing - and combatting plagiarism - is one of the major sponsors of the OEB MidSummit in Reykjavik, Iceland, this June. MidSummit brings together leading experts, thinkers, innovators, and practitioners from North America and Europe to examine and discuss the future of learning.

In its first year, MidSummit will explore the complexity of learning in the digital era through multidisciplinary perspectives. The unique nature of host city Reykjavik reflects the novel approach and programme of MidSummit, encouraging engagement, thought and discussion in what is being described as a "thinkference".

Turnitin is an industry leader in supporting originality in writing around the globe. Turnitin’s reputation as an innovator also extends to other technologies in the education sector. Director of New Product Development, Stephanie Butler, will make a presentation at the opening-day plenary.

Butler leads Turnitin’s international expansion of products to improve student writing. She joined Turnitin after they acquired LightSide Labs from Carnegie Mellon, where she completed her master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction. Before working for technology startups, Butler earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard University and worked in publishing as an editor on multiple university-level rhetoric and composition volumes.

Other MidSummit sponsors include online-exam and training platforms, Oracle, and Proctorio. Turnitin also sponsors OEB, the leading annual global conference on technology in education.
OEB MidSummit will be held at Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, 08-09 June 2017.