August 22, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Charlottesville, Virginia - Essay Workstation 2.0 takes the power of the iPad and iPhone and gives college and high school students a comprehensive essay writing digital textbook combined with a full-featured writing platform. Students learn writing, while simultaneously being very productive. The ability for one product to have a dramatic impact on how students learn is not a new phenomenon. What is new is that the most advanced essay writing product on the market today is a mobile app. Essay Workstation 2.0 is the future of student writing.
Niles Technology Group set out two years ago to develop the best essay writing products possible. The success of its apps prove that the goal has been reached. Instead of resting on its laurels, Niles Technology continues to push the limits of developing writing platforms that genuinely bring out the best in students. Essay Workstation 2.0, the company's flagship product, sets new standards for helping students learn how to write.
"Schools try their best to teach writing, but a dedicated, student-focused, easy-to-use product just did not exist in the marketplace. The end result is student writing kind of takes a back seat in the curriculum," explains Michael A. Niles, president of Niles Technology Group. "Essay Workstation 2.0 is the answer for students and schools to turn this around. It is an iPad and iPhone app that has the most unique and specific writing-based functionalities of any student-oriented writing product."
Students are often taught, erroneously, that writing is only about words and sentences. Unfortunately, this approach leads students to depend on a thesaurus, text formatting, and style issues instead of intellectual substance. Essay Workstation 2.0 takes a critical thinking approach to writing - it teaches students to think first; to organize thoughts; to rethink; to eliminate weak positions and arguments; and, then and only then does one start writing. All good writers, from essayists to novelists, do this naturally. However, this is the first time, at the student level, a product explicitly makes this approach a part of every essay writing assignment. Essay Workstation 2.0 is multi-disciplinary in that it is as much a textbook about critical thinking as it is a textbook about writing.
"Being taken seriously is something that all students desire, even if they pretend they do not care. Students can easily tell when a textbook is preaching at them instead of talking to directly to them. And, no one likes to be preached to, especially young people," continues Mr. Niles. "When Essay Workstation's content was being developed, one hard and fast rule was the text had to talk to students, not at them. In addition, as students worked through an essay type, it had to be unambiguously clear that what they think is important and that writing about their ideas is important as well. In short, students, after using Essay Workstation 2.0, even just once, had to come away with the belief that what they have to say matters. As I hear from students, parents and schools, I confidently say that Niles Technology has met its objectives."
The iPad, iPhone and iPod are literally exploding on campuses, and schools are rapidly adopting mobile devices as part of the teaching materials. To make it easier for schools to acquire apps, Essay Workstation 2.0 is available for the App Volume Purchase Program, wherein schools receive a 50% discount for a purchase of twenty or more apps. See iTunes and the App Store for more details.
The incorporation of mobile learning into today's classroom is moving into high gear, and Niles Technology Group is dedicated to providing top-of-the-line educational apps that fit into students' mobile lifestyles. Contact Michael Niles at Niles Technology Group for more information about essay writing apps and how to set up a mobile writing lab in your school.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 2.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Essay Workstation 2.0 is $24.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Niles Technology Group was founded in 2007 to develop software for emerging technologies and is developing a series of mobile computing applications dedicated to teaching superior writing and logical thinking skills. With its experience in the technology and content required to develop full-featured products for students, Niles Technology Group is a leading iPhone app publisher, and the Achievers Writing Center and Essay Writing Wizard apps have sold successfully worldwide. The key to Niles Technology Group's success is specificity. Each app is specific to the writing task at hand. Michael A. Niles, the founder, was formerly, for eight years, the President and CEO of The Right Education, Inc. (TRE), a web-based educational technology company that developed The Learning Accelerator. He looks forward to continuing to bring top-line education products to the mobile computing marketplace. Copyright (C) 2007-2011 Niles Technology Group. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.