Customer Success Story

CURRICULUM MANUALS FOR
SCHOOL TEACHERS

With a goal to develop 21st-century smart skills in students and transform the classroom teaching, our customer iDiscoveri designed and developed high-quality instructional manuals under the program named XSEED. For efficient content development and automatic publishing, they used Vidyatech’s patent-pending product - PublishMagiqTM – that gave them 600% improvement in productivity. PublishMagiq enabled them to easily repurpose the content and publish the manuals as online product, as well.

VidyaMagic has helped us manage our entire process of creating instruction manuals for school teachers. We could publish and produce more than 150 titles, with an average of 200 pages in each, with consistent quality and awesome speed. We started the project with layout and design of every page… It took us 6 to 7 man-days per book, not taking into account the cycle time for editing and proof reading. By using VidyaMagic, the layout and design time has reduced to 2 books a day at one station. We could turnaround our first project with 150 titles in under 7 months, which could have easily taken more than a year. We’ve been using VidyaMagic and the services of Vidyatech for the past two years and are currently working on producing the third round of 150+ titles…It truly is magic!!!

Co-founder, iDiscoveri

(Earlier, PublishMagiq was known as VidyaMagic)

WHAT VIDYATECH DID?

Challenge

The customer’s goal was to design an exclusive world class product using inputs from the best teaching faculty available. However, it was a challenging task to manage the entire process of creating these manuals with teachers, who were novice computer users and mostly working from remote locations. The task became extraordinarily complex when the need was to create hundreds of curriculum manuals and publish them simultaneously in print and online formats for the new academic year, which was about to begin in a very short time. A world class manual of consistent quality, with hundreds of pages, needed to be produced each day.

Solution

After understanding the customer’s requirements and carefully studying the issues and bottlenecks in the existing development process, Vidyatech developed a short-term and long-term plan. Keeping the limitations of non-tech-savvy teachers in mind, Vidyatech designed easy templates for the teachers, even though the output was going to be sophisticated professional design. PublishMagiqTM was customized to automatically publish the professionally designed books and the online content in a secure and encrypted format. Vidyatech also designed and developed a custom browser for securing the online content.

Results

Using Vidyatech’s PublishMagiqTM , in less than seven months, the customer could produce and publish over 150 titles, with an average of 200 pages in each title.

  • Drastically reduced the layout and design time per book to a point where it became possible to produce two books per day at one station.
  • Achieved both quality and quantity targets in a stipulated timeframe.
  • Online version was automatically published as a by-product of book creation.
  • Easy input templates enabled easier ramping up through addition of large number of new teachers who became productive with almost zero template or tool learning time.
  • Automatic publishing ensured consistent world class output across the titles.

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