The SOLO learning environment aims to provide an individualised experience for each student, revolutionising the way we learn or teach. The SOLO solution helps students in reading comprehension, planning and organising information for a first draft, and expressing knowledge in a final revised and edited paper. With SOLO, student preferences can be easily set to match the most efficient and well-suited level of support, on an individual basis. And that's just for starters. A wide range of easy to use tools support the student while the teacher can easily follow the progression of each individual. Acapela text to speech, which reads aloud any text in real time with an extremely natural-sounding voice, provides a stimulating real-time feedback, thus allowing students to assess their own work. Using SOLO, a student will for instance listen what has been written, while evaluating word choice and sentence fluency in a very positive process, turning its progress into a successful flow. "Acapela text to speech adds a powerful and natural dimension of voice to SOLO, which actively contributes to the motivation of students to compose, revise and edit independently. The student gains in autonomy and confidence through a dynamic and user friendly interface." underlines Don Johnston, CEO. SOLO combines all the proven, industry-standard solutions from Don Johnston Incorporated - Co:Writer®, Draft:Builder®, and Write:OutLoud® - and introduces Read:OutLoud! A completely integrated solution to differentiate instruction and assist in the learning process. SOLO helps teachers present grade-level curriculum to students of differing abilities with guided support for reading comprehension and structured models for writing.
Voice solutions contribute to help help users of all age in writing and editing. To learn new languages or to solve problems linked to dyslexia or learning disability. Student receives immediate vocal feedabck of letters, words and sentences. The immediate benefits for the students are more autonomy, enhanced self confidence and immediate increase in motivation.
Computer’s daily use and immediate access to a limitless world of information deeply change the way users interact with content, increasing intuitiveness and friendliness needs. Voice solutions become the user’s team-mate, allowing to make better use of the possibilities a computer can provide, freeing from screen dependence and inspiring new interactions to better work, check, understand, share, learn, etc.
Training courses to employees or on-line university study can all benefit from the vocal dimension. Synchronised use of visual and audio contents offers a right balanced flow of information, for a more appealing and efficient memorization of the course through effective multimedia-based learning tools.
The content can be easily localised and personalised, saving time and cost while offering convivial and interactive e-learning.