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About The Realtime Center For Learning

What is Realtime Reporting?

As words are spoken, a trained reporter uses a Stenograph machine to record syllables, words and phrases in shorthand. The Stenograph machine transmits the shorthand strokes to a computer equipped with special software using the reporter's dictionary that instantaneously translates the shorthand into English and displays it on the screen. Specially trained realtime reporters provide instantaneous translation of court proceedings, depositions, closed captioning, captions for live television programs as well as translation services and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services for the deaf and hard of hearing. It takes a well-trained individual to be a first-rate court reporter. The Realtime Center For Learning prides itself on its exceptional staff of instructors and administrators and unique preparatory curriculum.

The Founding of The Realtime Center For Learning

In the spirit of training the most skilled court reporters for the legal community, The Realtime Center For Learning was founded in 2006. The New York State Education Department's Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision provided its approval of the school's registration on April 14, 2006. Wholly owned and operated by Harriet M. Brenner  the school combines a multi-media learning experience with online resources and one weekly class for live instruction and dictation. Classes feature realtime technology utilizing Stenograph machines, laptop computers and software that instantaneously translates the court reporter's stenographic notes into the written word onscreen. This technology is widely used in court reporting, closed captioning and CART, which provides realtime translation services for the deaf and hard of hearing.

The "Nuts and Bolts" of The Realtime Center For Learning

The Realtime Center For Learning teaches with an innovative new methodology in education, a combination of online learning and in-class accountability, along with a carefully crafted sequence of education designed to produce optimum results in the shortest time frame possible. Instructors act as teachers, coaches, and mentors in the educational process, ensuring that each student has the information, support and tools necessary for success in their program of study.

The Realtime Center For Learning allows students to meet their goals in accordance with individual learning styles. []click
This is what sets Realtime Center For Learning, Inc. apart from others in the field – a training program that allows flexibility in skill acquisition. When students are learning fast, there's nothing in the program to hold them back. For those who need more time to assimilate an idea or skill, the program has flexibility built in for that.
 
Classes at The Realtime Center For Learning are conducted primarily via distance education, utilizing an online course site through Blackboard, Inc. and lesson CDs. []
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Students have access to their instructors throughout the week via telephone, email, and discussion boards. Once a week, classes are held in the Center’s New York classroom at 71 Clinton Road, Garden City, NY 11530, giving students opportunities for live interaction and dictation. This combination of "learn at your convenience at home" with the accountability of the once-a-week class gives students greater flexibility in meeting their educational goals.

Although there is flexibility in the program, a high level of participation and commitment are fundamental requirements. This adaptability allows for ample time to work with the materials and build skills, but should not be viewed as a way to fit the program into an already overburdened schedule.

Be sure to take The Realtime Center For Learning "Is this the right program for me?" self-assessment quiz in the "Get Started Today" section.

"Many new reporters have the speed needed to graduate reporting school but know so little about the details and nuances of court reporting as an effective professional, i.e., filling out a “dog sheet,” how to handle parentheticals, marking of exhibits, proper punctuation, formats and protocols. We have recently begun working with one of Harriet’s graduates. Wow, what a difference. It is so refreshing to have a new reporting graduate who is a well-prepared professional. It is obvious that Harriet’s graduates have learned from the best. Harriet dots every “I” and crosses every “T.” They are head and shoulders above the rest. Thank you, Harriet, for maintaining the integrity needed for creating excellent court reporters."

Martha Callahan Reina
Excel Reporting, Inc.

 

 

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