November 1, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Charlottesville, Virginia - Essay WorkStation 2.1, an essay writing encyclopedia and mobile writing platform, by Niles Technology Group, has proved to be instrumental in getting students to write better essays. Designed to address the important critical thinking aspects of writing, Essay WorkStation 2.1 teaches the skills of argument development. As colleges and high schools expect more and better writing from students, Niles Technology apps, for the iPad and iPhone, are the perfect writing solution for busy students.
Colleges, high schools and students are realizing that superior writing skills are in huge demand. However, student writing skills have not kept pace as evidenced by the increase in remedial writing classes at the collegiate level. Niles Technology's essay writing apps specifically teaches how to improve writing skills. Developed, from start to finish, with extensive teacher and student input, Essay WorkStation 2.1 does what no other essay writing product does - seamlessly directs students, step-by-step, in how to write the best essays possible. Essay WorkStation 2.1 is 258 pages on the iPad and 752 pages on the iPhone, which, by far, is the most detailed and comprehensive mobile writing product on the market.
"Our goal is rather simple; for an affordable price, to provide students with essay writing guidelines coupled with a mobile writing platform that are second-to-none," explains Michael A. Niles, president of Niles Technology Group. "It is one thing to say a product helps students, but it is another thing altogether to actually produce one that really does. Essay WorkStation 2.1, based on reviews by teachers and students, is a resounding success and does what it says."
Niles Technology apps employ a proprietary, teacher-written, teacher-designed writing system that simultaneously develops students' critical thinking and writing skills. After all, writing is the prose representation of one thoughts and ideas. Once students understand the concept of higher order essay preparation, they instinctively spend more time researching, outlining and planning their essays; and, therefore, when they write, arguments are both well-structured and supported with logical reasoning. Essay WorkStation 2.1 effectively teaches these skills.
"Creating the best educational content does not happen in a vacuum. Niles Technology is fortunate to have advisors, who are also accomplished teachers, as part of its team," continues Mr. Niles. "Our Education Advisory Board ensures that the apps stay on track in their goals and learning objectives. Niles Technology is very thankful to have them on board, and I am sure the students are as well, given the enthusiastic reception to the apps."
Niles Technology's Education Advisory Board members are distinguished in their respective fields and are also bringing their success to the mobile technology sector. The members of the Board are:
Erica Warren, EdD - Founder and Director of Learning to Learn, LLC and Good Sensory Learning - Dr. Warren is an author, learning specialist and educational therapist whose professional approach is based on the development of critical thinking skills and compensatory learning strategies, across all spectra of student ability. She offers individually tailored remedial assistance, cognitive therapy and challenging multi-sensory methods that accommodates each student's zone of proximal development. Dr. Warren is currently developing teacher downloads, consumer materials and mobile teaching applications for various learning areas.
David Epstein, MD - Founder, MediRounds, LLC - A pediatric critical care physician and assistant medical school professor, Dr. Epstein is a strong advocate of critical thinking in teaching and understands how to develop content to get the most out of students. Papers that he has authored or co-authored have received peer-reviewed "best of" accolades. MediRounds is a health-care company of the future and is currently developing the next generation of mobile medical teaching applications.
Michael Niles - President, Niles Technology Group, Inc. - Niles Technology Group is the author and creator of the Essay Czar and Achievers Writing Center essay apps, highly recognized mobile apps for college and high school students. Solidly based on critical thinking pedagogy, the apps are the most comprehensive and detailed essay writing assistance available for the iPad and iPhone. Mr. Niles serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board.
Schools and teachers have discovered the efficacy of Niles Technology apps. Each month the volume purchase of the apps increase, which indicates that the use of mobile apps in schools is becoming more commonplace. Parents have also caught on because Essay Workstation is the No. 1 gifted app in the Niles inventory. For the lower grades, Middle School Writing has become a solid No. 2 bestseller, with both parents and schools purchasing the app. The Niles app catalog can be seen in the App Store by simply entering "Niles" in the iTunes search.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 2.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Essay Writing Workstation 2.1 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.