BUILDING SPEED TO PASS TESTS IS HARD

DEVELOPING REALTIME ACCURACY IS HARDER

THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE!

EV360 Ultimate, with its optional live class schedule, provides court reporting students, educators, and working professionals a proven alternative to other dictation websites, services, and software, making it the most successful court reporting teaching/learning platform available today. This comprehensive presentation will explain why.

“Every court reporting school/program that has closed since 2000 has NOT used EV360!”
Jay Vettickal, Executive Director at College of Court Reporting.

In the year 2000 there were over 90 NCRA approved/certified court reporting programs throughout the United States and Canada. Today there are less than 30. Of these 30 programs, 17 are using EV360 as a supplemental resource for skill development.

EV360 is an innovative approach to skill and speed development that no other platform can offer. EV360 is a tool that produces the results our profession needs: Schools are staying open and students are progressing. EV360 Ultimate, with its optional live class schedule, provides court reporting students, educators, and working professionals a successful alternative to other dictation websites, services, and software.

So why would a school adopt EV360 Ultimate? We have seen unprecedented success with the users following the full implementation of EV360. With schools’ declining enrollments and increasing progression rates over the past ten years, we felt it was appropriate to develop a platform that allowed other schools to adopt the EV360 approach to court reporting skill development, self-evaluation, and testing. We wanted our success to be experienced by other users and the profession.

Building speed and developing realtime skills should not be a “one approach fits all.” EV360 Ultimate incorporates seven independent modules that allow users to focus on developing skills to write faster, focus on realtime accuracy, self-evaluate transcriptions, attempt tests, and receive unique visual and human feedback. Sound familiar? Not so fast. Our software takes a unique approach to allow users to focus on each of these important elements independent of one another so the rate of speed progress is not impeded by focusing on speedbuilding skill development at the same time they are focusing on realtime skill development. Developing these two skills are different. And when focused on at the same time, the rate of progression has slowed down so much because of the push for realtime. Students are taking, on average, almost 100 percent longer to get through school. With EV360 Ultimate, we set out to fix this problem. Here’s how.

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My Life is a time-on-task tracking and time management module. Users can load their class schedule, academic classes, skill development tasks, and other life tasks to keep themselves organized. EV360 Ultimate automatically tracks total time for every event that occurs when the user is logged into the program.

 

My Speedbuilding is a short workout approach to building speed. Audio, video, or text files are presented when users are writing, and the speed of the audio or text is adjusted in real time based on a selected workout plan. The concept is similar to a treadmill: The pace of the workout adjusts during the workout. No starting/stopping/starting/stopping to adjust the speed of the dictation they are practicing. We have over 40 workout plans (users can create their own, too) for them to select for any audio or text file they are practicing. We provide thousands of dictations with our proprietary packages, and we are continuously adding to our Community Coaching Package. Users can select their own audio files or text files and have our realtime workout plan variable speed player adjust the speed of those same files. You can even send us your own audio files and scripts, and we will build custom packages.

 

My Readback creates custom speedbuilding classes, like attending live speedbuilding classes, which present dictations based on structured lesson plans. Each audio class is broken down into six 1-minute audio segments that are repeated five times at varying speeds based on the selected lesson plan. The writing session is presented the same way users attend live speedbuilding classes with real teachers. Structured class, longer practice sessions, old fashioned speedbuilding approach to building speed.

 

My Realtime adjusts the speed as the audio is playing in realtime. When the student is writing realtime to their CAT software, the audio speed is adjusted based on the student’s translation percentage of accuracy. If they are striving for 95 percent accuracy (adjustable user setting) and their translation is 95 percent or higher, our software will gently increase the speed. If their accuracy falls below 95 percent, the speed will gently decrease. This approach to developing realtime accuracy skills is a custom approach based on the user’s actual realtime translation accuracy. No other speedbuilding platform is capable of realtime audio speed adjustments based on the user’s translation accuracy. Unique realtime audio speeds based on user’s realtime ability, custom competency-based approach to realtime skill development.

 

My Games is a fun and addicting approach to developing realtime accuracy skills. EV360 Ultimate includes two gaming modules, Word Invaders and Sharp Shooter. Both allow users to earn points when their writing translates accurately. The Word Invaders game allows users to earn points when they stroke and translate the word invading their screen while using their CAT software. They earn various multiples of the original point value depending upon in which region they stroke the word correctly.

 

My Evaluations allow students to listen to an audio file at its natural speed. When the audio is complete, they have the option
to either evaluate their realtime transcript or their edited transcript providing instant graded results. Additional options allow users to generate practice documents to focus on their writing and transcription weaknesses.

 

My Tests automate the delivery of speed tests. The application includes intuitive technology to administer evaluations based on individual user's qualifications, prerequisites, skill ability, current endurance, and transcription accuracy. The test library consists of 1-minute through 5-minute tests for jury charge, literary, and two-voice testimony. Additionally, when a user submits a transcribed test, they receive instant preliminary results, including total errors and percentage of accuracy. No more waiting for evaluation results. The My Tests module can be used for practice or can be an addition to your current method of testing. The screenshot below shows the final graded result. Instructors are provided a set of tools to complete the grading and feedback process, such as color coding errors, annotating specific areas of the graded test, audio feedback messaging, auto calculation of errors, email notifications for test submissions and graded feedback. The entire library consists of over 7,500 tests and added functionality for schools to create their own test packages.