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
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.
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.
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
"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.