Type your search here:
Search
i.e.: skype, chrome, uTorrent

Interview with the developer of ‘Question Tools Editor’– Paul Booth

 

By:

 

Paul BoothFrom time to time we select a software we like and interview the developer or team behind it. It allows our users to grasp the qualities of the software and the developer/team. Please welcome Paul Booth who will talk about Question Tools Editor.

 

What is your title/job description?

Founder

How did you come to creating this software?

Back in 1999 we were asked to help with an exam system that had gone wrong. I discovered that it is quicksand area - it looks a lot harder than it first appears. One of the worse aspects was creating quality, interactive questions without having programming skills. Thus Question Tools Editor was born.

We are now on the fourth version, with releases for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. We make our money from the only exams corporates need for compliance, checking skills, etc. We made Editor free because we give a hoot (pardon the joke), because we wanted to support innovative educators and trainers who aim to support their learners, staff, pupils or whatever they want to call them.

 

What are the key benefits of the software compare with alternatives?

There are not that many alternatives. Question Tools Editor works seamlessly with our servers, we use it in house every day for the systems we support. We can watch users take exams live. If they are involved in a high stakes exam and their connection turns to mush we can help them move and continue. If people try to cheat we know about it.

Of course, for the people providing the free tests it is quick and easy, but that also means that it has been used for a range of topics we would never have guessed about. Falconry and Egyptian mummification being a couple of examples.

 

Where do you see the software 2 years from now?

Question Tools Editor logoWe are always listening. We have a roadmap, but it tends to be tentative. It gets adapted. The move from version 3 to 4 actually saw some features removed. We want to avoid feature creep, where everything ever thought of has to be crammed into one product.

 

Thanks a lot Paul!

Download Question Tools Editor here

 

Astro Newsletter

Enter your email address
I'd like to hear about cool new stuff
I’d also like to receive free games, demos and other fun offers
Subscribe
We will respect your privacy
Our monthly Newsletter will take you to the moon...
Well, maybe not, but you will discover some great new programs you can get and do amazing stuff with, and it will keep you up to date with all the hottest stuff. It is easy to unsubscribe, so why not give it a try?