The CyWrite project will receive $300,000 in 2013-2016 to support initial development of the automated writing evaluation (AWE) system, preliminary research, and activities to expand the project team and allow them to seek federal and private-agency funding. This start-up funding is provided by ISU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences through the Signature Research Initiative.

The CyWrite project will receive $300,000 in 2015-2017 to support exploratory research into the use of eyetracking and keystroke logging technologies for providing learners with process-focused formative feedback on their writing. This early-stage research direction is supported by the National Science Foundation through their Cyberlearning program.