|Crick Software will release a new feature in its WriteOnline software, in 2010.
WriteOnline is an online word processor for education that provides support features for learners of all abilities from upper primary pupils to students in further and higher education.
WriteOnline's new Workspace adds the ability to create visual mind maps and diagrams. The company claimed that many learners benefit from organising their thoughts and ideas in diagrammatic format before they start to write, and WriteOnline's Workspace provides a powerful way of doing this through an intuitive environment.
Because the Workspace is within WriteOnline, users get all of WriteOnline's support of speech, prediction and Wordbars. To move from planning to writing, the mind map can be instantly changed into an outline document or a Wordbar, enabling the learner to create a structured and logically coherent document.