ITS Campus, ITS News – The rapid advancement of technology has created various kinds of digitization, which cannot be separated from books. Therefore, to keep up with world technology developments, the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November (ITS) collaborates with a Korean software development company, Arasoft, to develop and publish e-books and receive a grant of 40 Namo Author application licenses.
The Head of the Department of Development Studies ITS, Dr. Arfan Fahmi SS MPd, explained, Arasoft is a professional software development company that develops and provides solutions for the development of multimedia content and e-learning content such as eBook maker tools (Namo Author), e-book viewer (Namo Reader). And a content service platform (Arabook platform).
On the occasion of this collaboration, Arfan said that the ITS Development Studies Department hosted the training on the use of the Namo Author e-book application. In this application, the authors are able to create more dynamic and interesting e-books by adding video and sound that will support the reader’s experience. “It’s nice to be able to work together and share knowledge with friends from Arasoft directly,” said Arfan.
This training has been held since 5 September for five days. This training can be attended by participants from all walks of life for free. Delivered by Arfan, for five days of training which was taught directly by trainers from Arasoft directly, various participants were present from students, lecturers, education staff (tendik), to official employees from East Java Province.
In the training, the participants were introduced and taught how to use the features available in the Namo Author application. Until the end of the training, the participants presented their e-book works by combining the available features. “The participants’ e-books were presented in front of Arasoft’s top officials and trainers as the participants’ learning progress during these five days,” explained Arfan.
Also present were representatives from the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (Kotra) as a bridge between ITS and Arasoft. Furthermore, 40 licenses for the Namo Author application will be given symbolically from Arasoft and Kotra to ITS on September 14 at the East Java Investment Week event. In addition, Kotra will also be present in organizing the Group of Twenty (G20), which will be held in Bali to strengthen cooperation with the Government of Indonesia.
Finally, Arfan expressed his gratitude for the cooperation and granting the 40 licenses for the Namo Author application. He hopes that the e-publishing from Namo Author itself can reduce paper use for conventional book printing. It can also reduce paper waste circulating in our environment. “There are so many benefits that we can receive; hopefully, we can fully use the application,” said Arfan. (ITS Public Relation)
Reporter: Gandhi Kesuma
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