SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Industry-leading learning technology provider Realtime Learning Systems, LLC (RLS™) announced today its plans to acquire Stenotype Educational Products, Inc. (StenEd®). The merger is a welcome fusion stemming from the pair’s long-term partnership delivering world-class educational materials and services to courts, schools, agencies, and associations.
For the past 15 years, RLS has delivered StenEd® tutorials, exercises, and testing via its powerful learning and testing platform, myRealtimeCoach™. For the last two years, RLS has held the exclusive, worldwide license to electronic delivery of StenEd-copyrighted materials. The merger of StenEd and RLS now puts additional cutting-edge content and technology in the hands of program directors and administrators.
“Amazing things happen when good companies come together,” said Jared Carman, RLS founder and CEO. “Through this acquisition we are putting StenEd—and the steno reporting industry—on a broader growth path for many years to come. We are proud to invest in the people who create the record.”
With the acquisition of StenEd, RLS is now poised to deliver greater flexibility to education departments and institutions. “This is a wonderful time to teach conflict-free, real-time reporting and captioning,” said Beverly Ritter, original founder of StenEd. “Using myRealtimeCoach, teachers can now deliver StenEd online, with custom learning paths, dynamic student feedback, and robust reporting. Program directors now have the flexibility to teach classic StenEd, or to customize the theory to their specific needs. No other platform can match this.” Ritter continued, “Having contributed to the development of steno students and reporters for over 40 years, I am honored to be part of guiding their future, as advisory board member of Realtime Learning Systems.”
As part of the acquisition, operational and technology upgrades to StenEd began in January 2020. These upgrades are generating a positive reaction from teachers, students, and professionals alike. StenEd has rolled out a brand-new online store, with streamlined order fulfillment and 24x7 Customer Support. StenEd audios and other digital materials are now available anytime, anywhere, from any device, exclusively on the myRealtimeCoach platform.
About Realtime Learning Systems
Realtime Learning Systems™ (RLS) supports the people who create the record. For the last 15 years, RLS has consistently delivered award-winning e-learning and testing to schools, firms, courts, and associations. RLS, creators of myRealtimeCoach, is the first and only provider to offer a patented, online coaching solution for the reporting and captioning industry. They are the most trusted and widely-used platform in the industry, with tens of thousands of learners and over 3 million learning hours recorded, worldwide.
About Stenotype Educational Products (StenEd)
For over forty years StenEd has been the world leader in real-time steno training materials, offering the most comprehensive training materials and resources for stenotype reporting and captioning. The StenEd program includes texts, references, tutorials, and CAT dictionaries. The online learning is powered by myRealtimeCoach, a content and technology platform offered by Realtime Learning Systems. StenEd theory and materials are used in more schools worldwide than any other theory in the world.