In a recent post on his personal blog, Bill Gates highlights ThinkCERCA as a "game-changing" way of empowering teachers. Gates mentions how ThinkCERCA connects the teacher to the student in an online format that gives the student a clearer path forward and discusses the effectiveness and capabilities of the software.
In his post, Gates elaborates:
It's easier to conceive of doing a math problem online than writing an essay online, but ThinkCERCA helps teachers and students collaborate through every part of the process, from gathering notes to creating an outline to iterating on drafts. It doesn't generate the feedback or grade the essays—the teacher is still working one on one with each student—but the online environment gives students more structure and enables them to get more input every step of the way.