DocsPlus in Further Education
Year on year, colleges are faced with an increasingly complex cohort of
students to support; those who are developing basic literacy skills on
foundation courses, ESOL students, adult learners with low literacy
levels, students with learning difficulties or physical disabilities…to
name but a few!
DocsPlus gives every learner the support they need to independently tackle curriculum writing tasks.
Organising ideas and planning writing tasks
Organising ideas is a vital first step in the writing process, and it's something that many students find difficult. DocsPlus includes some fantastic tools to help students capture their ideas and refer back to them as they write, including a built-in mind mapping tool and an audio note creator.
Creating structured, subject-specific pieces of writing
There are so many new writing challenges to master as students move through college, from writing in different genres to incorporating subject-specific vocabulary. DocsPlus users benefit from intelligent word prediction, writing frames and curriculum vocabulary banks to help them demonstrate their knowledge and achieve writing success.
Proofing and reviewing work
Actively reviewing your own work is such an important part of writing, but getting students into the habit of doing this can be a real challenge! DocsPlus' speech feedback tool enables learners to listen back to their work and encourages them to find and correct errors for themselves.
Accessing curriculum content
Many students struggle to read worksheets, which impacts on their ability to access the curriculum, develop their understanding of a topic and complete related lesson tasks. DocsPlus' built-in DocReader will read aloud any PDF or Word document (including exam papers) in a clear, realistic-sounding voice.
Using DocsPlus in exams
If a student qualifies for additional access arrangements in exams, they can use DocsPlus (as long as it's their usual way of working). In addition to the DocReader, DocsPlus also includes customisable 'Exam Mode' settings and an innovative screen tiling feature that enables students to view the exam question as they write their answer.
Address a variety of learning needs with just one tool!
We are committed to providing software that enables every student to access the curriculum and achieve success. DocsPlus' accessibility features include high-contrast display options, switch access, touch screen and eye gaze compatibility, and our unique SuperKeys solution.
Find out more
If you'd like to see DocsPlus in action, please complete this short form and one of our Education Consultants will be in touch to arrange a free demonstration.