Three Learning Inventions Change the Face of Education

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No Learner Left Behind with RXNet Writer�, Intelligent Sentence©, and Telephone Learning Software©

Steven Donahue, professor and developer of innovative writing enhancement technology, today announced the release of three revolutionary learning technologies.

RXNet Writer™ is the world's most complete automatic essay evaluation software for grades Kindergarten to 12. It also addresses the needs of ESL or Second Language learners and students preparing for standardized tests, particularly the SAT. Students submit writing which is scored and issues recommendations for improving writing. The software is currently in use in California school districts and at Miami Dade College in Florida. RxNet Writer™ is aligned to the standards of the California School System.

Intelligent Sentence© is the most complete analyzer of student sentence skills ever offered. Students submit a sentence which receives an instant grade, with suggestions for improvement. Intelligent Sentence© is able to determine if student sentences are using the appropriate grade-level structures, such as Subordination, Verb Use, Adjectives, Modals, and so forth. Good sentence skills are instrumental for students to gain fluency in their writing.

Telephone Learning Software©

The telephone learning system consists of 11 activities covering a spectrum of learning: Spelling, Multiplication Tables, Dictation, Tongue Twisters, Background Knowledge ("What is the capital of California?, etc.") and free responses for writing and speech topics. Activities involve both listening and actual voice output. The Web is an integral part of the phone system, and allows students to pre-view assignments, and get post-results, which are then emailed to them. Once the student's audio writing samples are converted to text, they are processed using an automatic essay evaluation program called RXNet Writer™.

These three learning inventions promise to change the face of education and to help solve the literacy crisis in American classrooms and promises to truly "Leave No Child Behind." The phone learning system is capable of processing student essays by telephone and returning instant holistic scores. Professor Donahue notes, "With the new SAT requiring an essay component, this is an incredibly important invention for all American students to realize their college dreams."

Steven Donahue is a professor at Miami Dade College and features editor for Language Magazine (http://www.languagemagazine.com). He has developed the software specifically for the woes of America's poor writers/speakers. Beyond the classroom, the US Military has used his software for learning exotic languages, such as Pashto and Dari, the languages of Afghanistan and Iraqi Arabic.

The software assignments can be viewed at (http://www.californiaelectronicwriter.org/moodle).

For a copy of the article, contact editor@languagemagazine.com

Professor Donahue can be contacted at (954) 920-8192 or donahue.steven@gmail.com

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