Ecree Gives Free Access to All Students During COVID-19 School Closures

DURHAM, N.C., March 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ecree, an AI-powered writing assistant that helps students improve their writing through instant feedback on essay organization, argumentation, use of evidence, and analysis, announced today its decision to provide all students with free and unlimited access to the online writing tool until the end of May.

“With the growing number of schools and universities closing due to COVID-19, Ecree recognizes the critical need for students to continue their studies from home,” said Jamey Heit, PhD, Co-founder and CEO of Ecree. “Learning doesn’t stop when students leave the classroom and educators are having to make quick decisions to support our communities. With midterm papers and end-of-year tests to consider, it made our decision to provide open-access to Ecree easy.”

"Learning doesn't stop when students leave the classroom..."

Founded in 2014 by educators looking for a better way to teach students how to write, Ecree uses rubric-based algorithms to provide ongoing writing feedback on any topic, in real-time, as the student writes. Through its simple and easy-to-use design, students may start their essay directly within the software or upload a file. Within seconds Ecreeprovides constructive, color-coded comments on what elements are well-written and what elements need revision. The student determines how much time he or she would like to spend perfecting the writing and can save the draft to continue at a later date.

“If we equip students with the right tools, independent study becomes an achievable goal. Whether in a classroom, dorm room or living room, our distance learning software is available to anyone,” explained Dr. Heit. “Ecree is committed to giving students the support they need to become more skilled, confident, and successful writers. Students can visit our website to sign-up for free access to the writing assistant software:”