December 11, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] London, England - EducationApps Ltd., an educational mobile app development company, has created a new Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) Platform, allowing publishers to release MCQ apps quickly to mobile devices. The new platform is available on the iPhone, and the company is committed to updating the platform frequently to add new functionality and make it compatible with other mobile devices.
Currently, EducationApps has deals with two of the UK's largest academic publishers who plan to publish MCQ content using the platform. "We're excited that some of the UK's best-known academic publishers already want to make use of our new platform," said Burgess, aged 19. "All apps created using our platform will share a slick, simple user interface while giving users the opportunity to tailor their revision and learn in a way which suits them," he added. In the past EducationApps has teamed up with such prominent organisations as BBC Active, a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson.
Since Burgess founded his app development business at the end of 2009, more than 50,000 apps have been sold. "Within the next few months we'll create over 50 new apps using this platform. That's a huge number of apps in a very short space of time and it will triple the number of apps we currently have for sale!" he said.
EducationApps has released three apps for Psychology revision at GCSE, AS and A2 levels to highlight the type of content which makes use of the MCQ platform. Each app contains over 500 multiple-choice questions, written and vetted in-house by EducationApps. Extensive explanations for each question and hundreds of links to Wikipedia, provide opportunities for deeper understanding of the materials and further reading. "After each test, users can review their incorrect answers and see an in-depth explanation, which helps them retain information more easily," explained Burgess.
Users can filter questions by topic, sub-topic and even exam board, permitting students to personalise the app to suit their needs and give them the best chance of success. An option to share scores via Apple's Game Centre creates an environment for friends and peers to compete, further enhancing the learning experience.
Burgess said: "The Psychology revision apps we released represent a new era in mobile learning for students in the UK - one that brings extensive, in-depth, quality content to all students in a beautiful and simple way."
The series of apps to be rolled out in 2012 using the MCQ platform covers numerous subjects for a range of qualifications, including Common Entrance, GCSE, AS Level and A Level. The company will also capitalise on its existing strong relationships with world-renowned publishers to broaden its coverage and provide content for students at undergraduate and graduate level. Details of the publisher deals will be announced in the New Year. "Expect exciting things from EducationApps," says Burgess.
EducationApps Ltd is the UK's leading educational mobile app developer. The company produces its own branded apps and also works with the world's leading publishers to take their content onto mobile devices. Copyright (C) 2009-2011 EducationApps Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.