Collaborative Writing SupportTools on the Cloud
Managing writing activities and providing feedback to students is very labor intensive and academics often opt out of including such learning experiences in their teaching. The authors describe the architecture for a new collaborative writing support environment used to embed such collaborative learning activities in engineering courses. iWrite provides tools for managing collaborative and individual writing assignments in large cohorts. It outsources the writing tools and the storage of student content to third party cloud-computing vendors (i.e., Google). They can describe how using machine learning and NLP techniques, the architecture provides automated feedback and automatic question generation, and process analysis features.