Dr Linda Glassop visited University of Wollongong (UoW) on February 13th, 2014 as the guest of Director of Library Services, Ms Margie Jantti. It was a terrific session, with lots of Q&A and enthusiasm for ComWriter. Dr Glassop is pictured here with Michael Manning, Manager Technology Development @ UoW Library who co-ordinated the visit.
Dr Glassop from ComWriter and Michael Manning from UoW Library
As a follow on from the preview, a pilot workshop is planned with Ms Emily Purser, Learning, Teaching & Curriculum, with her International Research students on March 25, 2014.
The Annual AIMIA Awards are the longest running and most prestigious Awards in Australia’s Digital Industry. Entries are judged by a panel of over 160 Australian & International industry experts.
Auto format your writing to academic standards
All winners will be celebrated at the 20th Annual AIMIA Awards ceremony in April 2014.
What the New Learning Times had to say about ComWriter:
Comwriter is a platform that provides tools to make writing an academic paper less stressful. Every function in the platform works to make it easier for writers to organize their thoughts and writing. Some of these functions include templates of different paper styles and online space to upload and organize digital resources used for writing papers. Users can apply APA or MLA style to their paper even after they begin writing. There are also tools that help users monitor their progress like due date reminders and a display of the word count.
By Demetri Lales. January 09, 2014
In November 2013, the Hon. C. Pyne, Minister for Education, announced that the government “will deliver a clear strategy, one that lays out a path to growing a world class education and research industry, that realises our economic potential, reduces barriers and frees the sector to be more productive and globally competitive.” He further announced an increase in funding of A$522m (1177 projects) for the research and innovation sector.
ComWriter is a writing tool that directly supports productivity within the research sector.
– store resources within your writing application
– capture bibliographic data easily
– mobile technology to take research with you in the cloud
– write productively using modern tools; collapse sections, drop’n’drag paragraphs to re-order
– leave formatting for others to consider by using pre-defined styles to academic standards (e.g., APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago, Turabian)
Writing with ComWriter makes it easy to add a bibliography by using Add Smart List. Watch this short video.
Creating a bibliography with ComWriter
Smart list markers
We are very excited to have the opportunity of giving hands-on experience to students and academics at many universities across Australia. The workshops facilitated by Dr. Linda Glassop give the universities a chance to test the new cloud-based product through one-on-one coaching on using ComWriter to prepare their academic writing.
James Cook, Central Queensland, La Trobe, Deakin and Monash Universities have been the lucky few to test the product…And Australian National University (ANU) is next – locked in on the 20 February next year – just in time for the new academic year.
Feedback has been anything but negative. The ease of use, functionality and appeal of ComWriter were ranked highly by the universities with very few faults. In response to the question – “Would you use ComWriter for your academic writing?” asked at La Trobe University earlier this year, 70.6% of participants answered with a 4 or 5 out of 5 response. This strong, positive response was complimented with excited hope for future academic writing.
We can’t wait to visit many more universities all over the world! #writebetter with #comwriter
You can now attach multiple PDFs to your resources in ComWriter to keep all your research in the one place.
Attach PDF files to resources
Anaheim, Ca. 15-17 October, 2013
The ComWriter booth in Startup Alley at Educause, USA was kept busy with interest from Universities (MIT, Duke, Georgia, SF, USC, Fort Hays, UNC, Indiana, Penn State and more), Colleges (St Marys, West Hills), Publishers (MacMillian, Cengage, Norton, McGraw Hill, Nelson), and Providers of Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, D2L and Canvas). Visitors stated “awesome”, “this will be big”, “this could go viral” as they got excited by the innovative features of ComWriter. Linda Glassop and Josh Kekwick were kept busy demonstrating ComWriter throughout the Exhibition. Dr Glassop said “We are very encouraged to get such fantastic validation for ComWriter in this important market”
ComWriter Visits @Educause USA
ComWriter is a new cloud-based innovative writing tool for academics and students: write without thinking about formatting, store resources, insert references, and export your work to academic standards in a flash. The beta is now available at www.comwriter.com. So, log on and get writing!
Academic essay writing made easy with ComWriter.
We are very, very pleased to announce that…
The ComWriter Beta is Now LIVE!
Please go to www.comwriter.com to register for FREE!
- create & edit projects
- add & manage resources
- find, maintain & apply styles
Visit our Support Desk
Log onto our Support Desk to look at:
- User Guides
- News and Announcements
- Enhancements planned
- Log a service request
Happy writing everyone,
Linda & the Team