Reading made easy everywhere
This portable and affordable digital audio book player helps individuals increase their reading speed, comprehension and vocabulary, wherever they go.
The ClassMate Reader audio book player reads aloud and simultaneously displays and highlights text on its full color screen. Its simple, flexible interface can be configured to the user's specific needs.
It also includes helpful study tools to enhance learning such as bookmarks, voice recording, highlighting function and a speaking dictionary. With built-in text-to-speech, it works with e-text or NIMAS files.
Unlike other reading and learning applications that require a computer, the ClassMate is a completely portable stand-alone solution. Students can download and store their curriculum directly on an SD card for easy access anytime, anywhere. The ClassMate is the perfect solution for anyone who wants to have access to their newspapers, articles, emails and books wherever they are and at anytime.
The ClassMate can be set to match the user's pace preferences. Its full-color screen can be configured to change font type, text size, color, line spacing, etc. The user can adjust text scrolling speed and move text to view above or below the passage read.
Using your fingertip or the stylus, you can interact with the text on the touchscreen and its simple, user-friendly interface. Simply touch the screen to underline a text passage, insert a bookmark or a note in the text or even consult the integrated dictionary.
A Multimodal Approach
The ClassMate uses a proven multisensory multimodal approach, which consists of stimulating both sight and hearing by the simultaneous use of text and audio. A number of studies have shown that multimodal approaches improve understanding.
"Students who had access to the digital audio textbook had a 38.1 percent increase in their pre- to post-test scores than their peers in the control group (21.6 percent)."
Source: John Hopkins
Study Tools to Enhance Learning
The ClassMate also provides essential functions to enhance learning. By simply touching the screen, students can highlight the text to focus on specific passages, or insert bookmarks to instantly return to important sections or pages. They can also take text or voice notes to complement their comprehension of the text. With the integrated dictionary, students can immediately look up a word's spelling, pronunciation and meaning.