Over 140+ ready-made, highly parameterized functional modules & activity types tailored to support K12 and modern education needs.
Thanks to a large quantity and variety of functional modules, mAuthor is best positioned to be used for projects aiming for highly interactive courses incorporating Adaptive Learning design. It offers vast capabilities of building educational courses dynamically matching the presented content depending on the results of individual tasks, exercises or quizzes performed by the learner.
Starting from conducting the initial test (i.e. Initial Assessment), mAuthor’s “adaptive engine” (Interactive Content Player) selects the appropriate path, offering exercises and presentations tailored to the learner’s current level of knowledge. That way, users of smaller fund of knowledge get tasks and presentations bit easier to assimilate. On the other hand, learners having a higher level of sophistication in the issue given, are getting more difficult tasks, requiring more effort to solve them.
With this approach, we implement the idea that everyone, regardless of their abilities can reach the level of skills and knowledge corresponding to their maximum capabilities (instead of leveling and equalisation).
If you’d like to learn more about mAuthor’s capabilities in this respect we encourage you to visit our blog where you can learn also what is Adaptive Learning in more depth.
Educational publishers obtain the powerful tool that allows them to really assess the quality of their materials. By analyzing interaction of thousands of students with a particular activity, they can see how difficult it is for the users and perform corrective actions to make it clearer and more effective. By regular analysis and improvement of all their eContent elements publishers can perfect their new, electronic “textbooks” and make them gradually more and more intelligent and reactive to students’ different behaviour.
All data generated by mAuthor’s eContent is stored in Google BigQuery database making it fully accessible by Google Data Studio and a variety of third party tools (like: Tableau, QlikView, Zoomdata, etc.) that enable publishers to perform thorough analysis and attractive visualizations of educationally relevant data. Effective exploitation of these new possibilities enables Textbook Publishers to gradually shift from paper-based materials toward highly intelligent, technology-driven Learning Systems.
AUDIO DESCRIPTIONS & SUBTITLES
mAuthor allows adding audio description to videos, in order to support the visually impaired and blind users. This feautre does not require editing the ready video files. Subtitles can also be easily added to videos and slideshows to make the content accessible to students with hearing disabilities. All graphic elements can be provided with their text alternatives.
mAuthor enables users to easily work with the content using the keyboard only. All the commonly used mAuthor modules support the keyboard accessibility. This allows students to navigate through the course, solve even the most complex activities and check the results without using a mouse or touchscreen gestures.
SCREEN READING TECHNOLOGY
Besides the new features addressing the generic screen readers, mAuthor offers its own screen reading assistive technology integrated with the created content. This approach provides far better user experience and comfort in comparison with the generic screen readers. The solution offers a voice synthesis of alternative texts applied to the visual elements as well as multi-language and mathematical formula support.
Read the documentation on how to create Accessible eContent with mAuthor:
FULL CONTROL over the LAYOUT
Not only is it possible to change the size and position of all page elements, but also to completely redesign the page within each layout. Adding a new layout is very simple: each one gets its own CSS Stylesheet with the initial properties of the ‘default’ layout, which can be freely modified.
mAuthor enables users to work with the content using keyboard only. All of the commonly used mAuthor modules support the keyboard accessibility. This allows students to navigate through the course, solve even the most complex activities and check the results without using a mouse or touchscreen gestures.
Click the image above and see how responsive design works on your device. Choose the “Fit to window” option and change the size of the browser window to check the layouts change.
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