Dictionary Jumpstart showcases learning opportunities

Dictionary Jumpstart has been helping reporters clean up their dictionaries and transition into different areas of reporting for 12 years. Now, Dictionary Jumpstart lets you earn PDCs with five of their eight modules, watch their webcast at bridgesreporting.com to earn CEUs, and sign up to continue to round out your dictionary with their new monthly vocabulary updates.

Students usually start out with a basic dictionary that accompanies their theory. Dictionary Jumpstart is a fabulous way for students to truly customize their dictionaries, allowing them to achieve a high realtime translate rate right out of school.

Realtime is all about being prepared on the front end, thus minimizing work on the back end, i.e., editing! The way to achieve this is to improve your dictionary on a monthly basis. After all, your dictionary is the most important tool in your career. Make certain to maintain at least five backups at all times and store them in different places.

Anissa Nierenberger of Dictionary Jumpstart gives presentations to state associations and schools across the country. Contact her at anissa@dictionaryjumpstart.com.

College of Court Reporting demonstrates its technologies at the NCRA Convention

During the 2012 NCRA Annual Convention and Exposition, College of Court Reporting demonstrated its ev360 Academic and ev360 Professional technologies. The ev360 suite of products were developed by some of the country’s top court reporting educators, and these products have played a vital role for users in enhancing skill and speed development, increasing progression rates, perfecting realtime skills, and passing certification skills exams.

ev360 Professional offers a virtually unlimited variety of material up to 340 wpm; 225 SAPs (tests) at every speed and dictation type; a minimum of 810 hours of structured streaming text and dictation for speed and skill development that provide user-specific tools for self-evaluation and focused self-improvement; up to 72 hours of live speedbuilding classes weekly and close to 3,000 hours of recorded speedbuilding classes (including medical dictation); and 375 unique four-voice skill and speed development classes that are 75 minutes in length each from 140 wpm to 225 wpm.

Please visit www.ccr.edu/ev360pro for more information. If you are interested in a free two-week trial or have any questions, please contact CCR at ev360pro@ccr.edu or 866-294-3974.