The u.learn Web2.0 Writing Platform

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: edies10c0018
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Common Ground Publishing, LLC
60 Hazlewood Drive Suite 226, Champaign, IL, 61820
Duns: 791792406
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Cope
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract

In recent years there has been considerable public concern about the state of writing – a threshold skill for academic achievement, employment, and participation in today’s world. This project team will create a new technology tool designed to improve student writing performance and the usefulness of writing assessments. U-learn.net will be an online environment that will combine social networking and semantic tagging technologies to give learners constant feedback in the form of on-demand formative assessment. The ‘u’ of the u.learn tool stands for ‘ubiquitous’ or the idea that social networking technologies allow the social relationships of learning to continue beyond the classroom and traditional school day.

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