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Educational Technology

One-on-one support with tools to enhance learning

Student using speech to text software

The Drake Center for Academic Support provides assistance in the exploration and learning of:

  • Multimedia software programs, such as XMind, PowerPoint, MS Word, OneNote, and more
  • Landmark College-specific administrative programs, such as Outlook and Office365
  • Course Management System (Currently Canvas)
  • The MS Windows operating system
  • Assistive technology programs—Kurzweil 3000 (text-to-speech) and Dragon NaturallySpeaking (speech-to-text)

 Students use Text-to-Speech (such as Kurzweil 3000) to:

  • Improve decoding and fluency
  • Hear text spoken aloud
  • Read back their own typing, predict words, and spell check as they are typing
  • Strengthen their active reading using the Study Skills Toolbar

Students use Concept/Mind-Mapping (such as XMind) to:

  • Generate and develop ideas for the writing process
  • Organize thinking
  • Create outlines
  • Test their memory
  • Increase independence

Students use Speech-to-Text (such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred) to:

  • Free up cognitive working space
  • Eliminate handwriting & spelling problems
  • Brainstorm and turn oral language into text
  • Produce large amounts of writing
  • Spell check documents they created in a different application
  • Increase independence

Digital Text Services (DTS) provides Landmark College students with a digital version (Kurzweil and PDF formats) of all their course texts once they purchase the print version.

Digital Text Services:

  • Acquires accessible digital formats of primary course texts (texts chosen by instructors) either from the publisher, or by scanning
  • Grants student access to digital copies of course texts, with proof of ownership
  • Helps students find digital copies of other books
  • Helps faculty obtain clean hard copies of chapters and/or articles for course packs
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