Microsoft brings Learning Tools to Office Online

In this gif, highlights of the Learning Tools capabilities coming soon as an Immersive Reader in Word Online are shown. They will be discoverable in the View. Options are shown that let you adjust text spacing, page color, syllables, parts of speech, and read aloud.

The Learning Tools for OneNote help everyone improve their reading and writing skills, including gifted learners, students with learning differences or a combination of any of the broad range of unique student abilities. Microsoft yesterday announced that they bringing the features currently available in Learning Tools in OneNote to Office Online apps such as OneNote Online, Word Online, etc,.

New features:

  • A Read Aloud feature reads text out loud with simultaneous highlighting improves decoding, fluency, and comprehension while sustaining focus and attention.
  • A Text Spacing feature optimizes font spacing in a narrow column view to improve reading fluency for users who suffer from “visual crowding” issues.
  • A Syllabification feature shows the breaks between syllables to improve word recognition and decoding.
  • A Parts of Speech feature supports instruction and improves writing quality by identifying verbs, nouns, and adjectives. Available for OneNote desktop, Word Online and OneNote Online only at first availability.
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