Infowriter: A Student Feedback And Formative Assessment Environment For Writing Information And Explanatory Texts

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: EDIES13C0039
Agency Tracking Number: EDIES13C0039
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2013
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Common Ground Publishing, LLC
2001 S 1st Street Suite 202, Champaign, IL, 61820-
Duns: 791792406
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Cope
Business Contact
 William Cope
Research Institution
The project team is developing a prototype of InfoWriter, a Web 2.0 concept mapping tool and writing environment to support students in writing informational and explanatory texts. The product will be used in middle and high school English Language Arts classrooms, and others as appropriate, to supplement traditional writing assignments. Pilot research in Phase I will seek to demonstrate that the software prototype functions as planned, teachers are able to provide feedback via the platform and integrate it within the classroom environment, and that students are engaged with the prototype.

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