Technology is a fantastic thing. The time it saves us, allowing us to work at a higher level of proficiency, helps to make even newer and more complex timesavers possible. And yet, as with all things new, to get the best use we need to take the time to learn and understand the new tool.
I know that my own blog writing skills have been enhanced tremendously through the use of computerized dictation systems. At first, they were very costly, and now they come is a standard part of Microsoft Word. They allow me to build my stories and blogs faster and saves me over 80% of the time I would spend typing those words.
I have an excellent spelling, grammar and plagiarism checker which allows me to ensure that I have spelled the words correctly and used proper grammar. It verifies that I have not accidentally plagiarized someone else’s work. It does its job with speed and accuracy that allows me to write with confidence. The whole process of editing a blog takes mere minutes.
To ensure everything reads and sounds correct, word has provided a read aloud button that will read the work back to me. It even gives me a choice of three voices with which I can listen to the writing.
I wish I would’ve had this when I was working on my Masters in adult education. The time it would have saved me in reading, writing and research would have been remarkable. What this technology does, is allow the user to concentrate on what they are doing.
Whether it is writing a book, learning something new, sharing with friends, or other activities the technologies ensure a correct and positive experience for the audience. The technology also gives freedom to the author to focus on the subject being explored while minimizing the concerns of technical presentation.
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