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Proposition:

Apple’s release of the iPad and the subsequent iPad-2 highlighted further the opportunities present in across various industry sectors but could it be extended to revolutionize how education is imparted, enabling and enhancing the learning experience for students?

Our client, a New York based Education Technology Company, aimed at replacing relatively expensive, one-dimensional, dated and environment unfriendly textbooks for school students with a solution that could share teacher-selected, high quality, free or inexpensive, multimedia content from the Internet through a simple iPad application.

Net-Texts funded iPad2s for 8th graders in 5 schools in Atlanta and brought Icreon on board to design and develop the Net-Texts solution.

Solution:

Icreon built a proprietary Content Management System that enabled teachers to organize and deliver customized courses for English, History and other subjects to students’ iPads, giving learning a new meaning and a context. In History, an audio speech by Lincoln could now be shared as a part of the Civil War course alongside a black and white image slide show of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Icreon designed and developed two applications, a NetTexts website - a simple yet robust website that organizes a

wealth of Open Educational Resources and the NetTexts iPad application.

  • Web application for Teachers: Teachers can sign in to the website (www.net-texts.com) and use it to select existing or create new courses by inter-mixing items from the library with their own educational material. Enabling a truly collaborative process for everyone, teachers can use, review and rate courses created by other teachers.
  • iPad application for Students: Students can use the Net-Texts app to search for and download relevant course material, including slideshows, videos, e-books, text, PDFs, etc. Once downloaded the course material is stored on individual iPads and can be viewed offline when they are in transit, or on the subway, etc.

Snapshot:

  • Design and UI
  • Dynamic Prototyping
  • iPad application development
  • Web development (CMS)
  • Ongoing maintenance

Technologies:

  • Objective C
  • Microsoft.Net

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