University lecturer creates shorthand app

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A University of Portsmouth lecturer has created an app to help journalism students learn Teeline shorthand.

Gill Wray, a shorthand tutor, developed the app with the help of course developers Emily Bennett and Pete Sparkes. It can be used on a PC, tablet or phone.

The programme features dictations, a revision guide and a ‘guess the outline’ game.

Gill said: ‘Shorthand is an essential skill for journalists to learn so anything that aids their learning in this subject can only be a good thing.’

She added: ‘Students are always saying that they don’t have enough time to do their revision – now they really have no excuse.’