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Turnitin Recognizes Dr. Shannon Farris as an International MVP All-Stars Finalist

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Tue, Mar 25, 2014

Dr. Shannon Farris Assistant Professor

Dr. Shannon Farris
Assistant Professor

With more than one million instructors worldwide using the academic tool, Turnitin, Dr. Shannon Farris is recognized for promoting its use to improve student learning – which supports Saint Leo’s core values.

When it comes to helping Saint Leo students achieve academic success, Dr. Shannon Farris’ passion is equaled only by his endless energy and enthusiasm.

A veritable whirlwind of ideas, Dr. Farris is quick to dive into new approaches and initiatives that can provide critical academic support to online and on-ground – traditional and non-traditional – students alike.

That’s why more than seven years ago, the assistant professor of psychology became an advocate of the fledgling educational tool, Turnitin.

As a result of his efforts, Dr. Farris recently was named a Turnitin MVP All-Stars finalist, recognizing him as one of the leading educators worldwide using Turnitin technology to promote academic success.

Farris was nominated for the award, in part, for creating eCOACH Online Learning, a live interactive web conference series to help Saint Leo students become acquainted with tools they need to use in order to achieve success in college. Several webcasts, in particular, focuses on helping students and faculty learn how to more effectively use Turnitin as an academic success tool.

We talked with Farris about Turnitin, eCOACH, and more. Here’s what he had to say.
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Webcasts for 1/21 & 1/22: (Basic) PPT/Prezi Presentations & (Basic) APA Format & Citations. Register Today! Watch from your smart phone and tablet too!

2012_eCoach_Poster[2]Do you need help with finding the best writing resources? Do you know what makes an effective presentation? Need help with APA writing format? Or, how to read, understand, and write a review of an article? Need some one-on-one tutoring with these subjects this week? ANSWER:  eCOACH Online Learning webcast series with follow-up tutoring from a tCOACH!

eCOACH Online Learning presents the following webcasts (click on the date to register):

January 21, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET “(Basic) Writing Skills & PowerPoint/Prezi Presentations.

January 22, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET “(Basic) APA Format & Citations
Register no later than 5:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 22.

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Webcasts for 10/16 & 10/17: (Faculty) Turnitin Bytes; (Advanced) PowerPoint & Prezi Presentations. Register Today! Watch from your Android, iPhone or iPad too!

2012_eCoach_Poster[2]Do you need help with using and understand Turnitin? Do you know what makes an effective presentation? Need some one-on-one tutoring with these subjects this week? ANSWER:  eCOACH Online Learning webcast series with follow-up tutoring from a tCOACH!

eCOACH Online Learning presents the following webcasts (click on the date to register):

October 16, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET “(Faculty) Turnitin Bytes
Register no later than 12:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, October 16.

October 17, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET “(Advanced) PowerPoint & Prezi Presentations
Register no later than 8:00 a.m. ET, Thursday, October 17.

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Webcasts for 9/25 & 9/26: (Basic) Writing Skills & PPT/Prezi Presentations & (Adv.) APA Writing. Register Today! Watch from your Android, iPhone or iPad too!

2012_eCoach_Poster[2]Do you need help with finding the best writing resources? Do you know what makes an effective presentation? Need help with APA writing format? Or, how to read, understand, and write a review of an article? Need some one-on-one tutoring with these subjects this week? ANSWER:  eCOACH Online Learning webcast series with follow-up tutoring from a tCOACH!

eCOACH Online Learning presents the following webcasts (click on the date to register):

September 25, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET “(Basic) Writing Skills & PowerPoint/Prezi Presentations
Register no later than 12:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, September 25.

September 26, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET “(Advanced) APA Writing
Register no later than 8:00 a.m. ET, Thursday, September 26.

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eCOACH, tCOACH and SI pave the way for tutoring services for online students by Mary Erskine

slucoffee.aBy Mary Erskine
New initiative provides online students with personal, professional tutoring that is face-to-face and in real time using Blackboard Collaborate – something few other universities are doing.

Step into Saint Leo University’s Learning Resource Center (LRC) on University Campus any time coffee is brewing and you can feel the energy of dozens of students in deep academic pursuit, many working one-on-one with an LRC professional tutor.

The LRC has recently expanded its tutoring services so that online students now can receive the same personalized tutoring assistance –tutoring targeted at their specific needs in a variety of classes – in real time.

The only difference is that online students need to brew their own coffee.

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Dr. Farris presents Two eCOACH Webcasts Today 9/13 & 9/14, 8-9pm ET: (Basic) Using Turnitin & Other Online Resources & (Basic) How to Research Online & Understand Journal Articles. Register Today & Watch from your Android, iPhone or iPad!

eCOACH Online Learning
“Student Focused. Success Driven!”
 Dr. Shannon Farris

eCOACH Online Learning presents :

September 13, 8:00-9:00pm ET  “(Basic) Using Turnitin & Other Online Resources.

September 14, 8:00-9:00pm ET  “(Basic) How to Research Online & Understand Journal Articles.

Participants will now be offered two (or more) hours of support with a tCOACH!

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Online Psychology Club meeting tonight 8pm ET. See You there :-)

psych-clubDon’t Forget!!! We have a Psychology Club Meeting TONIGHT at 8pm EST!

Want to be a part of the Psychology Club? Be sure to fill out the Membership Application today!

Membership Application: http://www.saintleo.edu/resources/for-online-students/academic-services/advising/online-club-membership-application.aspx

Dr. Farris presents an eCOACH Webcast 7/9, 8pm ET: (Basic) How to Research Online & Understand Journal Articles. Register Today & watch from your phone or iPad!

eCOACH Online Learning
“Student Focused. Success Driven!”
 Dr. Shannon Farris

eCOACH Online Learning presents :

July 9, 8:00-9:00pm ET “How to Research Online & Understand Journal Articles.

Participants will now be offered two (or more) hours of support with a tCOACH!

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Online Psychology Club meeting tonight 8pm ET. See You there :-)

psych-clubDon’t Forget!!! We have a Psychology Club Meeting TONIGHT at 8pm EST!

Want to be a part of the Psychology Club? Be sure to fill out the Membership Application today!

Membership Application: http://www.saintleo.edu/resources/for-online-students/academic-services/advising/online-club-membership-application.aspx

eCOACH Webcast Wednesday: 5/2, 8-9pm ET (Basic) Writing Skills and PowerPoint & Prezi Presentations. Register Now! Watch from your iPhone or iPad too!

eCOACH Online Learning
“Student Focused. Success Driven!”
 Dr. Shannon Farris

eCOACH Online Learning presents :

May 2, 8:00-9:00 pm ET “(Basic) Writing Skills and PowerPoint & Prezi Presentations” 

Participants will now be offered one to two (or more) hours of support with a tCOACH!

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