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Turnitin and Universitas Terbuka Renew Partnership To Uphold Undergraduate Academic Integrity

Together, Turnitin and Universitas Terbuka are continuing their near decade-long partnership to safeguard research ethics and academic writing in remote learning environments.

Turnitin, a leading provider of academic integrity and assessment solutions, and Indonesia’s Universitas Terbuka (UT) have renewed their partnership for another year and will continue to provide Turnitin Feedback Studio to safeguard academic integrity in UT’s undergraduate programmes.

Turnitin, a leading provider of academic integrity and assessment solutions, and Indonesia’s Universitas Terbuka (UT) have renewed their partnership for another year and will continue to provide Turnitin Feedback Studio to safeguard academic integrity in UT’s undergraduate programmes.

Since 2013, UT students and educators use Turnitin Feedback Studio to check writing for text similarity and deter plagiarism, receive and give meaningful feedback to turn misconduct into a learning moment, and streamline grading in flexible learning environments—in-person, hybrid, and remote. As proven by pandemic lockdowns, the need for accessible academic solutions is critical, making Universitas Terbuka’s mission to provide open and distance higher education for all even more important.

"Ensuring our undergraduates are equipped to produce impactful research underpins teaching and learning at UT, and through our partnership, Turnitin has helped us uphold the academic standards of our distance learning model for the best part of the last 10 years," said Dimas Agung Prasetyo, M.S., department head, ICT, UT.

"As we have seen, hybrid and remote classrooms throw up drastically different challenges to authentic learning, and this partnership is necessary to ensure our undergraduate lecturers continue to offer guidance that promotes lifelong learning," added Dimas.

Dimas continued, "With contract cheating, paper mills and the like becoming more prevalent, proactively addressing misconduct is crucial to protecting our reputation as a respected, digitally progressive campus.”

Yovita Marlina, Senior Manager, Customer Growth, Turnitin Southeast Asia said, "The renewal of this license with UT signals another step forward in our relationship and commitment to supporting students and educators.”

"Helping UT address the forms plagiarism and collusion take today continues our role as a solutions provider and adviser, which has assisted in strengthening the institution’s online and hybrid learning offerings for close to 10 years," said Yovita.

"As an established partner, it is inspiring to see how UT has deployed technology to make higher education more accessible. We take pride in supporting these efforts, and look forward to collaborating with other institutions across Indonesia that are committed to the same ideals of rigorous and continuous improvement," added Yovita.

Last year, Turnitin Feedback Studio was used by 30 million students globally to improve their writing and research. Users report a 50 percentage point decrease in plagiarism, while instructors say they have reduced the time spent grading by 38 percent.

Learn more about Turnitin Feedback Studio.

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About Universitas Terbuka (https://www.ut.ac.id)

Universitas Terbuka (UT) was established with Presidential Decree Number 41 of 1984 on 4 September 1984 as the 45th state university. UT is entirely using distance education mode of learning. UT has been designed to be a flexible and inexpensive university focusing on serving people who lack the opportunity to attend face-to-face mode of higher education system due to various constraints, including lack of funding, living in isolated and rural areas, and work as well as other commitments. The UT system has continued to evolve and improve in terms of its teaching and learning systems, management, and support services for students. Accordingly, UT’s current position reflects not only its past development and achievements, but also the future direction in the context of learners’ needs within Indonesian society. The UT system has also continued to evolve and improve in terms of its teaching and learning systems, management, and support services for students. Accordingly, UT’s current position reflects not only its past development and achievements, but also the future direction in the context of learners’ needs within Indonesian society. Currently UT provides four faculties with 33 study programs, six master’s programs and has 320.000 students living across the nation and in 36 countries.

About Turnitin

Turnitin is a global company dedicated to ensuring the integrity of education and meaningfully improving learning outcomes. For more than 20 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency, and fairness across all subject areas and assessment types. Turnitin products are used by educational institutions and certification and

About Turnitin Turnitin is a global company dedicated to ensuring the integrity of education and meaningfully improving learning outcomes. For more than 20 years, Turnitin has partnered with educational institutions to promote honesty, consistency, and fairness across all subject areas and assessment types. Turnitin products are used by educational institutions and certification and licensing programs to uphold integrity and increase learning performance, and by students and professionals to do their best, original work.

Turnitin has offices in Australia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Over 16,000 academic institutions, publishers, and corporations use Turnitin services: Gradescope by Turnitin, iThenticate, Turnitin Feedback Studio, Turnitin Originality, Turnitin Similarity, ExamSoft, ProctorExam, and Ouriginal.