Plato Learning, a provider of computer-based and e-learning instruction, is demonstrating two new courseware offerings, Alegrebra I & II and Reading Exploration, at this week’s National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in San Antonio, TX.
Both will be Mac compatible, running on Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X, Donna Swedin, Plato spokesperson, told MacCentral. Algebra I & II, due in August, is a unique test generator, according to the company.
“It generates tests, but not from a random list of questions, but from questions generated from a given list of parameters,” Swedin said.
All of Plato’s courseware products, as well as the products of its NetSchools branch, are Mac compatible. They’re Web-based, but designed to run over LANs, as well.
Plato acquired NetSchools Corp., a provider of Internet-based e-learning software and services solutions for the K-12 market, earlier this month. The acquisition brought together Orion and Constellation, NetSchools’ leading curriculum platforms; TeachMaster, Plato’s standards-based curriculum company; and Plato’s core curriculum products, creating a comprehensive, highly customizable, open architecture education delivery platform that is fully correlated with local, state and national standards, according to John Murray, president and CEO of Plato Learning.