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Five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand unveils – “IT Wizard Plus” - a world class school learning solution by NIIT NGuru
Anand highlights positive impact of technology in redefining school education in India during the launch at Delhi Public School, Indirapuram
Indirapuram, April 17, 2014: Five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand today unveiled a world class learning solution introduced by NIIT NGuru – IT Wizard Plus at a function organized at Delhi Public School (DPS), Indirapuram, Ghaziabad. NIIT NGuru – IT Wizard Plus has been specifically designed to address the modern day challenges in teaching Information Technology (IT) in schools.  The holistic solution brings to schools all the key elements required by teachers and students for learning and managing IT. The product aims at revolutionizing the way IT is taught in schools.
NIIT NGuru’s IT Wizard Plus takes a futuristic approach by integrating 21st century skills into the teaching methodology. The solution puts together a unique curriculum and methodology to ensure that the students not only learn for the exams but develop a habit of building their knowledge. The curriculum has been innovatively designed by integrating well thought-out and relevant tasks that students enjoy doing after school with IT tools and technologies.
On the occasion NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand spoke at length on how technology has brought about a huge transformation in the school education system. Anand stressed on the fact that use of technology and e-learning will allow high quality education material to reach remote locations thereby allowing teachers to expand their reach. As a result overall efficiency of the education system is likely to improve. With the introduction of technology in school education, the students will certainly take more interest in the curriculum and it would also be the best way to unleash their creativity.
During the session, Anand also remembered his school days and mentioned that classroom blackboards were the most prevalent educational tools then. But due to the massive influx of information and communication technology, school education system is undergoing a profound change. In the new mode of education, learning will no longer be confined to class rooms or physical boundaries of a traditional school, rather it will be a naturally flowing process with widely accessible learning resources.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms Tulika Sinha, Chief Business Officer, Individual & Chain Schools, NIIT Ltd. said, “IT wizard Plus is a well researched solution that is custom designed for addressing the modern day challenges that schools and teachers face in IT education. NIIT has been the pioneer in IT education in India and we continue to bring forth innovative learning solutions which substantially enhance the teaching-learning experience.”
Expressing his views, five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand said, “Technology is shaping the future of education in India and has played a key role in making education accessible, effective and efficient both for teachers and students. I believe that the IT learning solutions offered by NIIT will improve the teaching methodology by allowing students to experiment and explore, with teacher as a facilitators. I congratulate NIIT for introducing IT Wizard Plus, an innovative product that is likely to redefine school education in India.”
IT Wizard PLUS is based on PACE methodology designed to add pace to the teaching learning process and bring it at par with the dynamic IT industry. Backed by the latest trend in IT, the teaching learning material provided in the solution is especially designed on the well researched task-based model that maximizes learning for the students. The unique product works through state of the art cloud solution enabling teachers or students to access the teaching learning material anywhere in the school.
The solution allows teachers to design formative and summative assessments (FAs and SAs) by picking the questions as per their requirements. It takes care of all the structure, formatting and printing requirements of the question papers. It also has a feature of running quizzes in the class room that teacher can select from the pool of questions to prepare the students for practice. The solution also provides the features for scoring and maintaining marks for the students.
About NIIT
Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s premier IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 40 countries. Leading IT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category.
NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT – GNIIT and Edgeineers, and GlobalNet+ for IT professionals. The company has introduced “India’s first cloud campus”, through its new-age GNIIT program. This offers students a higher mobility as they can access courseware using Netbooks to connect seamlessly to NIIT’s Cloud Campus network.
NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions offers Managed Training Services including integrated learning solutions (strategic consulting, learning design, content development, delivery, technology, assessment and learning management) to Fortune 500 companies, Universities, Technology companies, Training corporations and Publishing houses.
NIIT Yuva Jyoti, a joint venture between NIIT and NSDC, offers vocational skills training programs to enhance employability of youth across India.
NIIT provides computer-based learning to around 15,000 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms, Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School (Education Resource Planning software).
NIIT Imperia - Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Learning Programs in association with leading Business schools in India, KPMG, Google India and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), using the synchronous learning platform.
NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (NIIT IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporates in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance.
NIIT Institute of Process Excellence Limited, a NIIT-GENPACT venture (NIIT Uniqua), offers complete training outsourcing services to the Business Process, Knowledge and Technology Services industry to create business models that enhance productivity and lower costs.
In recognition of its people centric policies, which foster an environment of growth and career development, NIIT has been ranked as the 4th Best company to work for in India 2013, by Great Place to Work Institute®.
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