Newsmaker is a computer application for all school subjects and ages that helps students design their own newspapers. The Guardian was making this application available to its hugely popular education products that have a loyal readership base a company release here said.
Newsmaker, which took about two years to develop, literally transforms a classroom of students into a news room of editors, journalists and picture researchers exploring world topics while developing important curriculum skills. Its ease of use and a choice of templates and fonts make the task of page making and editing a fun exercise.
Announcing the development, Mr. D.Sudhanva, CEO, Excelsoft said, ''There are two elements to Newsmaker. The first is the computer application, which lets students produce a professional-looking newspaper using a step-by-step process. The second element is the suite of Topic packs linked to a range of curriculum subjects. The packs are ideal for activities where the principal learning objective is using relevant information to present a story or argument rather than finding or creating information resources''.
Excelsoft has created strong intellectual property in the area of e-learning technologies the release said. It combined its strengths in software development, Instructional Design and e-learning content development to deliver world-class e-learning solutions.
Excelsoft had development centres in Mysore and Hyderabad and a sales and support operation in the UK via its Joint venture. It also has partners in several other countries including the UAE, Singapore, and the US.
Excelsoft's customer base now spans across several geographical markets including the US, UK, several European countries, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and other countries in the APAC region.
Excelsoft has also recently added several customers in the Middle East region.