Learning Tools for OneNote – public preview available


Last week on the eve of BETT 2016 the OneNote team announced Learning Tools for OneNote, an add-in that improves the reading and writing experience for all students, and will be of particular use for students with learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

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As well as assisting the students who may struggle with reading and writing, Learning Tools for OneNote will be of immense value to teachers, and is a great example of inclusive design, building on solutions for people with learning differences while working for everyone and being non-stigmatising.

Available currently in public preview mode, Learning Tools for OneNote includes the following features:

  • Enhanced dictation – Improves authoring text.
  • Focus mode – Sustains attention and improves reading speed.
  • Immersive reading – Improves comprehension and sustains attention.
  • Font spacing and short lines – Improves reading speed by addressing “visual crowding.”
  • Parts of speech – Supports instruction and improves writing quality.
  • Syllabification – Improves word recognition.
  • Comprehension mode – Improves comprehension by an average of 10 percent.

Please refer to the post on the OneNote in Education blog for further details on the Learning Tools for OneNote.


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