CINCINNATI - January 14, 2015 - A packed room of more than 30 entrepreneurs, investors, and influential community members attended the Konspectus presentation at the January JoeThirty event at The Rookwood Tower.
JoeThirty is a monthly event that allows local startups to talk about their company and share what they are doing, and it provides a forum for the business community to provide help, feedback or direction and share connections.
"It was an honor to speak at the JoeThirty event" Peter Carr, the Director of Sales at Konspectus said. "I was blown away by the feedback from our presentation! JoeThirty participants provided several new ideas of how we can improve our product and can position it better to get our writing tool into the hands of students.".
Konspectus software empowers students and teachers to focus on the development of ideas and critical thinking, offering a bold new model for the teaching of writing and the prospect of optimized standards learning outcomes from the individual to the school and district level.
The web-based software combines a robust interface for composition and editing with innovative tools to demystify and enhance the complexities of gathering, organizing, and attributing research, bringing efficiencies and benefits to students and teachers that previous writing and educational software products have not had the capability to deliver.
JoeThrity is hosted on the second Wednesday of every month and allows local startups to connect with influential people in the Cincinnati startup community.
JoeThirty is sponsored by GCVA, Differential, and QCA and is hosted on the second Wednesday of every month. It is an event where a chosen startup presents and gets the support of their community over a cup of joe!
If you would like to attend a future JoeThirty event, hear about an interesting new startup and, most importantly, help a local entrepreneur on their journey, please go to the event page and RSVP.
By adding Konspectus to the Edu App Center, students and instructors will be empowered to focus on the development of ideas and critical thinking, offering a bold new model for the teaching of writing and the prospect of optimized Common Core State Standards (“CCSS”) learning outcomes from the individual to the school and district level. Today, more than 16 million teachers and students from more than 1,000 institutions use the Canvas LMS.
Konspectus and Instructure are working collaboratively to provide their users with a robust interface for composition and editing with innovative tools to enhance the writing process. Konspectus is available 24x7 from any Internet browser in a secure, hosted environment. The Konspectus technology is ideal for beginners and experienced writers helping them to save time while improving the quality of their final results.
About Konspectus, LLC
Konspectus developed its web-based interactive writing software to address the challenges students face with writing assignments using a focused three-step approach; from creating outlines to a final paper. The software combines a feature rich interface for composition and editing with innovative tools to demystify and enhance the complexities of gathering, organizing and attributing research, bringing efficiencies and benefits to students and teachers that previous writing and educational software products have not had the capability to deliver.
Learn more at www.konspectus.com
About Instructure, Inc.
Instructure developed the Canvas learning management system to make teaching and learning easier for everyone, everywhere. Canvas empowers learning in every context with open, usable SaaS technologies. And through Canvas Network, Instructure provides a cloud platform where teachers, learners and institutions worldwide can connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development and academic inquiry.
Learn more at www.instructure.com
Cincinnati, OH – Konspectus LLC a leading provider of web-based, interactive writing software announces today, its partnership with IQ Innovations LLC, provider of the iQity e-Learning Platform. Ohio schools and districts now have access to license Konspectus through the iQity e-Learning Marketplace for students and teachers during the 2014 academic year.
IQ Innovations’ iQity e-Learning Platform is the most complete solution available for the electronic search and delivery of curriculum, courses, and other learning tools for Ohio’s education community. Only standards aligned offerings are available on the iQity platform. Konspectus and IQ Innovations are working collaboratively to provide Ohio students and instructors with the Konspectus software, a web-based, interactive learning tool that navigates users through the writing experience using a focused, 3-step approach; from creating an outline to a final paper.
Greg Dye, Vice President, Operations of IQ Innovations said “Konspectus is a unique interactive learning tool for students and instructors. The Konspectus Academics module allows instructors to engage with their students in a single portal to create assignments, provide writing tips, upload outlines and grading rubrics. Konspectus facilitates communication between instructors and students and provides an interface for instructors to comment, review and grade assignments. The writing process takes on a collaborative approach that is anchored in writing standards.”
“Working with a partner that brings value and a competitive edge to Ohio students is important for our organization, and the iQity e-Learning Platform is no exception” said Oleg Zamansky, Chief Executive Officer of Konspectus, LLC. “We believe that the iQity e-Learning Marketplace will expand our reach throughout the state and region, as well as and provide exposure to education officials across the country.”
About Konspectus, LLC
Konspectus is a leading provider of web-based interactive writing software that addresses the challenges students face with writing assignments using a focused 3-step approach; from creating outlines to a final paper. Konspectus software is Common Core-aligned and allows users to manage and conduct research within the application, format papers in standard paper styles according to the latest MLA/APA/Chicago standards. Using Konspectus helps students build skill sets to write with confidence, which can be applied to any writing assignment. Konspectus includes sample outlines which correspond to a variety of paper types such as analysis/research, argumentative/persuasive, compare/contrast, and others. The Konspectus Academics module allows instructors to create assignments, provide writing tips, upload outlines and grading rubrics, review and grade the assignments. Konspectus technology makes the writing experience less stressful and results in higher quality papers.
For more information and to learn how Konspectus facilitates writing in 3 easy steps please visit: http://www.konspectus.com
About IQ Innovations and the iQity e-Learning Platform
IQ Innovations is a pioneer in the world of online educating. With over a decade of experience, IQ Innovations has seen online education move from strictly a distance-learning option for students with unique situations, to a more complete solution that enables teachers, schools, states, and regional or national organizations to improve the educational experience within the traditional classroom environment.
The iQity e-Learning Platform is a complete educational system that accentuates or enables any learning environment – from simple instructional management within a bricks-and-mortar classroom, to an entirely distance-learning situation; or more commonly, in a blended or hybrid environment that takes advantage of the benefits offered by both the traditional classroom and online learning.
The iQity e-Learning Platform is comprised of multiple integrated components to offer the most complete solution available for the electronic search and delivery of curriculum, courses, and other learning objects. Educators can use the iQity eLearning Platform to provide distance learning for their students, supplement an in-school lesson with digital learning experiences, or blend both together for a hybrid learning environment.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, IQ Innovations works with states, districts, and schools from across the country.
For more information and to see how iQity can help you, please visit: http://www.iq-ity.com.
Konspectus Academics is a revolutionary new method for students to submit their papers and for teachers to review / grade assignments. Students are able to submit their papers for teachers to review, without the need of printing or e-mailing their assignments. Teachers and school administrators are able to review and comment on the students work, this includes the submission in of notes, outlines, rough drafts and final papers.
Furthermore, in this aspect of Konspectus, teachers are able to specify the finer points of each assignment by creating specific outlines and customizing the final checklist. Teachers are also able to grade each paper inside this module, thereby eliminating the need for printing and turning in each paper, which causes a nightmare to carry hundreds of papers, and also eliminating the need to e-mail each paper. All assignments are stored in Konspectus, each class has its’ own section, folder, name and time – all of which are fully customizable by the teacher. The ability to add and remove students and classes per each school is available to the school administrators and teachers along with capability to review past papers from the previous classes and years.
Konspectus Academics presents another dimension to ease the writing and grading of papers to the world. With Konspectus Academics grading and reviewing students work becomes a pleasant experience instead of the usual burden. Enjoy Konspectus Academics and Write Something!
Successful students know how to budget their time wisely and always use Konspectus to manage, write and store their notes, references and assignments. Enjoy Spring Break knowing you have completed your term papers and assignments.
We are pleased to announce that we are busy integrating Konspectus with learning management platforms using the LTI standard. We look forward to collaborating with platforms like Instructure‘s Canvas and becoming a part of your classroom community.
We are thrilled to start off 2013 with exhibiting at the E-Tech Ohio Conference, February 11-13 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. This is the third largest state education technology conference in the country and this year E-Tech participants will focus on "Empowering Learning Through Technology". The Konspectus team will join 6,500 educators, innovators and administrators as they demonstrate the latest innovations in education and discuss successes and challenges of 21st century teaching and learning technologies.
While Konspectus is in the beta release, we are seeking relationships with schools/classrooms to participate in a pilot program through the end of the 2012-2013 school year. Please Contact Us if you would like to engage your school or class and share feedback regarding your user experience.