July 9, 2013 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Charlottesville, Virginia - Essay Workstation 2.1, a mobile app by Niles Technology Group, has fundamentally changed how students approach and feel about writing. Designed for the popular iPad, iPhone and iPod, Essay Workstation 2.1 eliminates the fear of writing that many students have and increases compliance with writing assignments. With step-by-step instructions on how to write over 40 types of essays, students now have the tools to write logical, critically-structured essays.
"Writing is actually the basis of most intellectual endeavors; yet, there is an overwhelming dread about looking at a blank screen or piece of paper," explains Michael A. Niles, president of Niles Technology Group. "In reality, anyone can talk about anything, but ask someone to write down their ideas and he often looks at you like a deer in headlights. Employers can be rather unforgiving, and, for continued success in the workplace, students need writing skills to communicate concisely and with clarity. Essay Workstation 2.1 is the answer for students to acquire these skills."
Schools also understand the importance of good writing skills, but technology has provided few comprehensive tools to tackle the myriad of different essay types and writing styles that students should learn. Often, products are limited to the basic genres, and students receive little experience with more complex essays. In addition, the critical thinking and logic instructions required to achieve superior writing skills are usually not part of the simpler writing products. Essay Workstation 2.1, in one easy-to-use mobile app, gives schools a curriculum-advancing platform that helps all students, from beginning middle school writers to college students.
"Essay Workstation 2.1 is both a writing guide, as well as a high-end productivity platform. Combining instructional content with the cutting edge technology of the iPad and iPhone has brought the learning of writing to where the students are," says Mr. Niles. "As educators, we need to face the fact that students learn best in environments with which they are most comfortable; today, the environment of choice is centered around mobile devices. Essay Workstation 2.1 is unique in that it gives students the capability / opportunity to write anytime, anywhere that is most convenient for them. This convenience, coupled with the detailed instructional content, reduces the anxiety of writing and naturally raises compliance with writing assignments."
Parents, teachers and schools are discovering the efficacy of Niles Technology apps. Each month, school volume purchases of the apps increase, which indicates that the use of mobile technology in schools is becoming more commonplace. Parents are also catching on because Essay Workstation 2.1 is the No. 1 gifted app in the Niles inventory. Middle School Writing 1.0 and High School Writing 3.0 are virtually tied as solid No. 2 bestsellers, with both parents and schools purchasing the apps.
* 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 app publisher, and the Essay Czar, 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. Copyright (C) 2007-2013 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.