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Cairo, Egypt, 2009/06/10 - ITWorx prepares to release AuthorExpert™, a desktop authoring tool that will help teachers create interactive e-learning content easily, efficiently, and at a reduced cost.
ITWorx, one of the Middle East’s leading software professional services firms and the global expert on SharePoint-based education gateways for K-12 schools, announced today the upcoming release of a new product for the education sector – AuthorExpert™. A desktop authoring tool, AuthorExpert will help teachers create interactive e-learning content in a very short time and at a reduced cost.
For e-learning systems to deliver value to all stakeholders, being able to author learning content is critical. Teachers need to disseminate learning materials electronically in a way that is accessible to every student taught. Teachers also need to prepare assignments or homework and collect student attempts in an easy and flexible manner.
To make the experience of creating a lesson effortless, AuthorExpert is bundled with a set of pre-designed lesson templates. Teachers can enrich their lessons by embedding documents, images, multimedia files, or audio narration, making them illustrative and interactive. AuthorExpert is compliant with SCORM 2004 standards, providing 11 question types whereby created questions can be stored in the question bank for re-use. AuthorExpert is also designed with an Office 2007-like interface that supports English and Arabic, and as such entails a zero-learning curve for teachers.
“We’ve been providing solutions to the global education sector for many years. Our education products are conscientiously designed to meet real learning and teaching needs,” said Wael Amin, ITWorx President, “and as the realm of education evolves, we will continue to develop solutions that enable educational institutions to implement their e-learning strategies easily and effectively.”
ITWorx plans to release AuthorExpert within the coming months. AuthorExpert will follow other ITWorx Education products, including ITWorx provisioning suite for K-12 schools – ITWorx Education Catalyst™ 2.0, AttendanceExpert™, an online attendance management application, and ExamExpert™, an online assessment tool. These products are being used by educational institutions in the Middle East and Europe. All ITWorx Education products boast fully customisable interfaces.
ITWorx is a Microsoft Gold Certified and Strategic Education Partner specialized in providing solutions to ministries of education, local counties, and academic institutions to help realize their e-learning vision. Institutions selecting ITWorx Education offerings include County Durham and Kent County Council in the UK, ictQatar, and the Ministry of Education and GEMS in the UAE. ITWorx is a worldwide SharePoint expert and a contributor developer to MLG 2005 and its MOSS 2007 Refresh.
ITWorx (itworx.com) is a global software professional services organization. Headquartered in Egypt, the company offers Portals, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Application Integration, and Application Development Outsourcing services to Global 2000 companies. ITWorx serves Governments, Financial Services firms, Educational institutions, Telecommunication operators, and Media companies in North America, Europe, and the Middle East.