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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software

While there are things that Rosetta Stone could do to help the teachers and district with providing educational data, I have seen a tremendous improvement in many beginning ELLs. This program has given them the confidence to move from silence in the classroom to be able to share their thoughts and demonstrate their grasp of the class material.
Kathleen Hall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Taskstream-Tk20

TS is well suited as an eportfolio system when documents need to be archived for accreditation or long term assessment profiles. It would not be suited for routine classroom assessment or daily integration into a mobile or online platform. It is also not suited for non-technology oriented students, faculty, or staff. The user needs some level of confidence when using TS
Anissa Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software

  • gives you a large amount of learning languages to choose from
  • well defined curriculum
  • contains a feature where they can also help you pronuciate the words properly to speak the language better
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Taskstream-Tk20

  • Students can be searched via department or program so that I can search for a specific student. I can scroll through all students and find the one I need to evaluate or I can choose the option to "show all work waiting evaluation" and it will bring up student submissions that I have waiting for me.
  • TaskStream easily links or embeds into online classroom portals. We use BlackBoard now and students have an ePortfolio link that takes them directly to their menu of student instructions etc.
  • TaskStream actually serves its purpose well of archiving portfolio assignments so they can be referenced for an individual reason or for accreditation or reporting. It accomplishes this important goal for educational institutions.
Anissa Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software

  • My students get furiously angry with the poor quality of voice recognition.
  • The target language structures, scope and sequence of the program is not comprehensible. The program does not offer explanations for how to properly create phrases nor does the program accept varieties of an expression (so you have to be word for word rote in order to be granted credit). For example, the program would not accept equivalent phrases like "On Wednesdays I run" and "I run on Wednesdays" which would be OK in typical communication. Additionally, the program was initially deemed desirable because students could learn at their own pace, but I never really saw take away learning as a result of using Rosetta Stone but instead students were able to mimic sounds and click the "hint" button for answers to get through modules.
  • Students don't find the curriculum particularly engaging, which may not be as much a reflection on the product but rather how it is being used in it's application at my school.
  • It would be nice if it could run in some sort of "lockdown browser" capacity because I find students open various web tabs for music and google translate just to get through the program. They're more worried about completion than the practice toward learning...and the poor speech recognition will pick up utterances that aren't even close to the target phrase while often not accepting genuine attempts at the phrase, so there isn't a lot of fidelity from students to trying to use the program.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Taskstream-Tk20

  • There is a steep learning curve with TaskStream as the searching and even evaluating process is not intuitive. Although it is visual like a flowchart or grid--which I think is an asset--sometimes I can lock others out of the document or I have choices of "returning to student and deleting all instances of this submission" or "returning to student later" or "returning to student now and not deleting this submission" . . . I am unsure what these different options MEAN to the programmer. What I think they mean has not always proved to be correct. As a result, it creates confusion or frustration in the process.
  • The way TaskStream is used in the education department, multiple people may evaluate a capstone project in order to verify approval to progress to the next step--or next capstone activity. If a faculty or staff user inappropriately marks a document inside TaskStream, it can undo the submissions and make the process begin all over again. I have had this happen accidentally--a colleague returned a document the wrong way. The student then had to resubmit, two other colleagues had to approve indvidually, and then the 3rd party had to approve it the correct way. So although some aspects or tools/buttons in TS may not be intuitive, making errors in process can be time-consuming and create frustrations as they affect other people's work as well.
  • TaskStream does not work on a mobile device very efficiently. Because it has pop up windows, I often cannot get it to cooperate on a tablet, ipad, or mobile device. This is problematic when I am travelling and need to attend to a document in TS.
Anissa Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Rosetta Stone is a very comprehensive program with several different components. In truth after an initial orientation by a teacher, students (adults or school children) are able to use the software and navigate through its sections.
Michael Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Support Rating

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software 5.7
Based on 3 answers
I would have liked to give a 10 but there are some areas where Rosetta Stone could improve that would help those using it in an educational setting. That being said, I have seen such good results in my students that I feel this is a very worthwhile product. One of my biggest fears going into this new school year was that with all the changes being made to the Leaning English Language Programs in the district we might lose Rosetta Stone as a tool for our ELLs. I'm happy to say that the district also saw the value of this program.
Kathleen Hall | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Alternatives Considered

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software

i honestly have not tried or even evaluated any other software besides Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software. i know this is a popular brand and is well reviewed, so i wanted to start with the best. highly recommend
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Taskstream-Tk20

TS is the only e-portfolio system I have used for students. I have used Kenobi as a wiki for holding data that was interactive with other faculty members. I found it to be simple but lacking in ability to be robust or host dynamic data. Kenobi does not have the ability to score or complete rubrics in the same fashion--there is a place for rubrics, but it is not as dynamic as TS
Anissa Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software

  • I do not know what expenses my district has incurred in using this program, but I know that generally user approval is not very high, and for that reason I feel that the use of the program has been very detrimental to our World Language program.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Taskstream-Tk20

  • Although I am not on the administrative side of my department, it has been and continues to be the e-portfolio management system of choice for Walden University. Walden is now a for-profit school that is trading on the market. With that in mind, they would not invest in a system that was not functioning to its expectations.
  • If you view TS from a faculty or user perspective, I have colleagues who are frustrated with TS and its not "intuitive" nature, and they have eventually quit working for Walden and TS and the multiple systems we have to use was cited as a reason.
  • it would be ideal if there was one overall system that could manage all the different data artifacts we have to collect as faculty in higher ed. Due to accreditation and liability standards, we have to maintain faculty quality, classroom quality, student-learning quality and many other aspects of the educational system. TS is ONE of the systems we use. In the perfect world, there would be just one or two that completed the job.
Anissa Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software Editions & Modules

Edition
3 Month$11.99 ($35.97)1
12 Months - Unlimited Languages$7.99 ($95.88)1
Lifetime - Unlimited Languages$189.002
Lifetime Plus - Unlimited Languages, Includes 12 Months of Unlimited Group Coaching$299.002
  1. per month (due at sign up)
  2. one-time fee
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Taskstream-Tk20

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Taskstream-Tk20 Editions & Modules

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