updated 07:00 pm EST, Mon January 29, 2007
Interactive MS PowerPoint
Turning Technologies has announced a new Mac-compatible version of its interactive Microsoft PowerPoint software: TurningPoint for Mac offers users an audience response system that creates a fully interactive experience—in the classroom, the lecture hall, the meeting room or even the conference auditorium. With seamless PowerPoint integration and detailed reporting via Excel, TurningPoint transforms any PowerPoint presentation into "an engaging hands-on discussion and assessment tool." Users can collect real-time data from students or meeting participants through the easy-to-use TurningPoint software and ResponseCard keypads. Using TurningPoint, users can immediately evaluate participant comprehension and alter presentation material to meet particular needs and/or integrate additional feedback into their presentations. TurningPoint for Mac works with Microsoft PowerPoint, offering plug-and-play hardware recognition and a "virtually non-existent" learning curve. It requires Mac OS X 10.3 or higher and PowerPoint 2004 or newer.