Multimedia Design Corp.
on Thursday announced the release of mPower 5 for Mac OS X. The developer of the mPower multimedia authoring software for K-12 and higher education used its appearance at the Apple Expo in Paris, France to make the announcement. mPower enables students to create projects incorporating text, audio, video and other images.
mPower can import HyperStudio and PowerPoint files, as well as digital images. It’s networkable for authoring and playback and includes an image editor and paint tool. mPOWER 5 is XML based; since it can read and write XML, all functions can be described in XML. The XML file format allows a presentation to include protected information without compromising copyrights and allows for dynamic data to be included in mPOWER 5 presentations, according to MDC. The finished content is transferred as XML documents. All media objects are referenced to facilitate content management. And mPOWER 5 comes with free teacher and student work-at-home privileges.
The cost is US$79.95 for an individual school edition. A site license is $799.95 and a school district license is $1,995 plus $89.95 per site.