Pearson Digital Learning has announced that NovaNET Courseware is now speech-enabled with Texthelp Systems' SpeechStream, an intuitive text-to-speech toolbar that gives students the ability to read while hearing text read aloud by a high-quality, digitized human voice. This research-proven method helps improve word recognition, vocabulary and comprehension. Students can also use the toolbar's Translator feature to translate any unfamiliar words. They can have the translated words read aloud in Spanish and can even control the speed of the playback so they are better able to comprehend the content.
Serving more than 3 million students over the past 10 years, NovaNET provides personalized, comprehensive online learning paths to provide middle school through adult learners - especially those most at risk of falling behind - with the necessary skills and competencies for college and career readiness. NovaNET Courseware meets schools' needs for credit accrual, dropout prevention, summer school, credit recovery, virtual schools and virtual learning opportunities, the announcement states.
Texthelp Systems provides literacy software solutions for individuals, K-12, higher education and publishers. Texthelp's products include: Read&Write GOLD, Web Apps, Fluency Tutor, Lexiflow and SpeechStream. For more information, go to www.texthelp.com.
Source: Pearson, www.pearsonschool.com