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AB Tutor Control v6 Tutor Console

AB Tutor Control v6 demonstrates the power of user design in the development of educational software for schools

AB Tutor Control v6, the latest version of the ever-popular classroom management software, is due to launch at BETT 2009.

What really makes this educational software solution stand out from the crowd is that AB Consulting, the developers, quite deliberately delegated the key design and functionality decisions to the people who will be most affected by them - the teachers and network administrators - who are tasked with making networked classrooms really work for teaching and learning. AB Tutor Control v6 demonstrates the power of user design in the development of educational software for schools.

The participative design process centred on an online questionnaire sent out to all existing AB Tutor Control users. They were invited to give the developers feedback on earlier versions of the software, to rate a list of over 30 suggested enhancements in terms of how important these would be in their own educational practice and to make further recommendations for how the software could be enhanced.

Feedback given by over 600 users was used to create the blueprint of AB Tutor Control v6.

This winning design strategy has resulted in a powerful yet exceptionally intuitive, easy-to-use piece of educational software, where key classroom management functionality is not cluttered by bells and whistles considered important by developers and marketers but never used in the real world of the classroom.

AB Tutor Control v6 will be launched in early January at BETT 2009 – visitors can come to stand G86 to test out the software and see for themselves how successful the design strategy has been.

For a preview of the new features of AB Tutor Control v6 (all of which have been explicitly requested by users), please visit

A demo of the main features of AB Tutor Control v6 and a glimpse of the new interface can be found at

Editorial enquiries:
Please contact Sarah Orchard at Orchard Marketing Associates on 07799 473006 or email

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