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  • A Holistic School Learning Solution to Enhance Teaching and Learning Experience
  • Panel Discussion Highlights Role of Technology to make Learning Joyful
Jaipur, August 18, 2010: NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, today announced the launch of a spectrum of products and solutions for the Schools in Jaipur, under the aegis of ‘NIIT eGURU’.
The launch was followed by a panel discussion highlighting the Role of Technology in making Learning Joyful.
Eminent panellists comprised: Dr. SK Pradkar, Head ICT - Regional Institute of Education, Ajmer; Dr. Rajeev Shorey, President, NIIT University; Prof. Nirmal Tiwari, Ex Principal, Scindia School; Prof. B L Handoo, Managing Director (I.E.C.S).
NIIT eGURU is a School Learning Solution that aims at making the vital process of teaching and learning simpler, thus bringing back the joy of learning for students. It is an integrated and comprehensive teaching, learning and education resource planning solution for the schools that has been designed to addresses the needs of all key stakeholders within the education realm—Students, Teachers, School management and Parents.
Remarking on the occasion, Mr. Anurag Dixit, National Sales Head - Channels, NIIT Ltd, said, “NIIT believes in providing impactful learning solutions for students. NIIT eGuru is an initiative to make the present curriculum in Schools interesting and interactive, thereby bringing back the joy of learning. We are delighted to now launch our eGURU range of solutions in Schools of Jaipur”.
The NIIT eGURU range for schools comprises ‘Interactive Classrooms’ for teachers, ‘Math lab’, ‘Mobile Science Lab’ and ‘IT Wizard’ for students, and ‘Quick School’ an Education Resource Planning solution for school management. It is specially designed to address the growing need of using ICT in schools.
About NIIT eGURU solutions:
Interactive Classrooms – Designed as per the recommendations of National Curriculum Framework-2005, NIIT eGURU Interactive Classrooms integrates teaching, learning, assessment and analysis through the optimization of technology. The content offered is Interactive in nature and provides the Teacher with adequate control and execute the teaching as per the requirement. At the core of Interactive Classrooms is the embedded Teaching Learning Material that comprises of powerful tools like interactive lessons, lesson plan, web links, a comprehensive Question Bank, Assessment Engine, Reports and other features that enhances teaching and learning process.
Math Lab – The ‘Math Lab’ is all about learning, verifying and visualizing mathematical concepts in a ‘fun’ way. Through educational aids, interactive tools, manipulatives, computer interface, guided by teachers and NIIT experts, it inspires ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking. It inculcates learning through ‘Applied Reasoning’. This learner-centered approach to math helps every child imagine, investigate and interact effectively. Best of all, it’s based on the NCERT Math Syllabus and caters to classes 3-10.
Mobile Science Lab – The first of its kind portable computerized Science Laboratory in India, brings a Science Lab right into the classroom. This helps in bridging the gap between classroom teaching and the application of the concepts in a lab for reinforced learning. The students can carry the lab for field trips and outdoor activities. Thus helping students connecting knowledge gained in a classroom to real life.
IT Wizard - This unique IT program from NIIT enables Schools to keep abreast of technology. It equips the students with core computer knowledge and IT skills, which is an essential part of the Child’s development & intellectual growth for the 21st Century. We have upgraded our flagship ‘IT WIZARD’ curriculum to include Windows Vista and Office 2007.
Quick School – is an Educational Resource Planning tool for schools which offers an integrated and comprehensive solution spanning all functional requirements of educational institutions. QuickSchool allows schools to manage information on Academics, Staff, Students, Examination, Attendance, Fees, Schedules, Payroll, Recruitment, Library, Hostel, Transport, Inventory on a real time basis.
As part of NIIT eGURU offering, the benefits of the NIIT Mind Champion Academy- a joint initiative between NIIT and Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand, will be extended to the schools. The initiative consists of:
• Formation of Chess clubs at Schools
• Chess coaching
• Chess tournaments
• Identifying talents and encouraging them to play tournaments and get FIDE rating
The chess clubs at the schools are facilitated with a chess kit consisting of a chess coaching software, chess board, posters etc.
The schools will also benefit by getting a national platform to showcase the talent of their children in digital arts. Opportunity to participate in ‘Digital Arts Festival’- an annual event conducted by NIIT, will also form a part of the offering.
NIIT School Learning Solutions division, has provided computer-based learning to over 15,000 government and private schools combined, equipping them with crucial IT skills to prepare them for tomorrow’s knowledge society. The solutions are designed based on inputs and extensive validations from academicians and academic institutions around the country.
About NIIT
NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions to over 5 million students across 40 countries.
Leading IT magazine Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT, the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 17 years, since the inception of this category. Rated among India’s Business Superbrands 2008, NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT - GNIIT, Edgeineers and Global Net Plus for IT professionals.
NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 15,000 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT eGURU range for schools is a holistic education package that comprises of Interactive Classrooms (an embedded Teaching Learning Material, that uses elements of interactivity, automation and web links library); Math lab (technology tools that enable school students to learn and explore mathematical concepts); IT Wizard (equips the students with core computer knowledge and IT skills); and Quick School (an Education Resource Planning solution for school management).
For working professionals, NIIT Imperia, Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Management Education Programs in association with Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Ahmadabad, Indore, Kolkata, Lucknow, IMT Ghaziabad and IIFT Delhi.
NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporates in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance.
NIIT Uniqua, Centre for Process Excellence, addresses the increasing demand for skilled workers in the business and technology services industry by providing training programs in relevant areas. This is a part of NIIT Institute of Process Excellence, a NIIT-Genpact venture.
NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions, offers integrated learning solutions (including 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 delivers a tailored combination of catalog learning products, technology and services through Element K offerings. These include: vLab®: hands-on labs, instructor-led courseware, comprehensive e-reference libraries, technical journals, and KnowledgeHub™: hosted learning management platform. This makes NIIT the first and the best choice for comprehensive learning solutions, worldwide.
Ushering in a new model in higher education is the not-for-profit NIIT University, established in 2009 with a vision of being the leading centre of innovation and learning in emerging areas of the Knowledge Society. Nestled in the foothills of Aravali, in Neemrana, Rajasthan, the picturesque 100 acres fully residential green campus has been developed as an institute of excellence based on the four core principles of providing industry linked, technology based, research driven, seamless education
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