London, UK –July 5, 2006 – As the use of computers and the Internet in schools grows, so does the need for managing the learning process in networked classrooms. With NetSupport School 8.5 classroom management software, teachers and trainers are able to better instruct, monitor, quiz and support students in networked classrooms. The latest update of NSS includes student auto login, internet co-browsing, new group features, new testing options and many key enhancements designed to maximize computer users’ productivity in the computer lab.
“The need for teachers to efficiently manage their networked classrooms is growing exponentially,” says Marcus Kingsley, Group Sales & Marketing Director of NetSupport. “With NetSupport School, teachers and trainers can improve the efficiency of the teaching process by centrally instructing students on their computer, keep students on task by monitoring application and web usage, improve support through online help and chat requests, and save time by using the automated lesson plan suite to test the class and show instant results within the allotted class time period.”
NetSupport School is a software-only classroom instruction, monitoring and testing tool that enables teachers to train students in the computer lab, simply and effectively. With NSS 8.5, teachers and trainers can make sure that those in the computer lab are making progress on their assigned tasks, using only approved applications and visiting only approved websites. Teachers and trainers can also record all screen, keyboard and mouse activity on a student workstation to review later or replay to the class. From the standpoint of increasingly strapped school technology budgets, the software enables teachers to make the most of the computer lab equipment they already have.
New features in NSS 8.5 include enhanced show and monitor modes for sharper presentation in the classroom. Instructors can also leave a copy of the lesson on student computers for future review increasing student comprehension, and extra options for exam questions offer more flexibility for teachers when lesson planning. For more information about NetSupport School, visit www.netsupportschool.com.
Headquartered in The UK, NetSupport specializes in the development and promotion of commercial software packages to manage and support Local and Wide Area Computer Networks. Its flagship products are the highly successful NetSupport Manager Remote Control and PC Management application, NetSupport DNA, offering advanced Enterprise Asset Management, NetSupport School, the leading interactive classroom and training software solution and NetSupport Protect, advanced desktop protection and endpoint security.
NetSupport and its derivatives are sold worldwide and enjoy market-leading status in many countries. NetSupport is recognized as one of the fastest growing technology companies in The EU, consistently included within the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 Awards (6 years running) and most recently, voted the #1 UK Technology Exporter (European Technology Forum, 2005) For more information, visit www.netsupportsoftware.com.