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NIIT brings Mobile Science Labs into Classrooms
  • World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand emphasizes on 24*7 experiential learning of Science for School children
  • Showcases Latest Technology Innovation for Classrooms of Tomorrow
Mumbai, 18 June, 2010: NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, in association with Fourier Systems, a worldwide leader in science education, today demonstrated Mobile Science Lab for schools- an innovative learning solution which integrates Science Lab with classrooms. World Chess Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand unveiled this revolutionary solution while highlighting the importance of 24*7 experiential learning.  Also present on the occasion were Abraham Tharakan, General Manager and Head- Design & Development, School Learning Solutions, NIIT Ltd, Ms. Tamar Antokol, Director – Sales, Fourier Systems and Mr.Yariv Baryam, VP Sales & Marketing Fourier System.
NIIT and Fourier Systems have entered into an alliance to make Mobile Science Lab available to students in India. As part of this partnership, NIIT will make available technology-enabled learning solution to explore science through computer-aided experimentation, while Fourier Systems will offer NOVA 5000 science data logger with a vast range of science probes for capturing relevant data and several other innovative solutions for learning of science. The product will be made available through NIIT to schools across India. NIIT has worked to customize the solution for use in Indian schools. The solution now covers a wide range of subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Environmental Sciences. More than 210 experiments from NCERT defined curriculum can be performed.
Mobile Science Lab is a portable laboratory that revolutionizes the way Science is taught and learnt. NIIT eGuru Mobile Science Lab makes teaching and learning of Science interactive, interesting and enjoyable. The product fosters students’ higher order thinking skills like question posing, inquiry, scientific thinking and enhances students’ confidence.
Speaking on the significant launch, Abraham Tharakan, General Manager and Head- Design & Development, School Learning Solutions, NIIT commented, “At NIIT, it is our constant endeavor to offer innovative solutions to enhance the quality of education by aiding school management, teachers and students with better teaching and learning solutions. Mobile Science Lab is a break-through initiative that aims at redefining the teaching and learning of Science. We are confident that it will bring alive the crucial subject of science in our classrooms and help de-stress the learning ecosystem in schools.”
Ms. Tamar Antokol, Director – Sales, Fourier Systems said, “We are pleased to take our association with NIIT to the next level by making available the revolutionary Mobile Science Lab to the schools in India. We are confident of replicating our international experience in India, through our exclusive alliance with NIIT.”
Mobile Science Lab allows students to enhance their learning capabilities by helping them co-relate classroom learning with day-to-day life. For instance, during field trips, the students can carry the portable Mobile Science Lab to extract real time data for conducting related experiments. Teachers can also use the product to explain a concept without having to take the entire class to the lab. The product has been customized and developed for the Indian schools by NIIT.
Lauding the product as a technological marvel, World Chess Champion and NIIT Mind Champion Viswananthan Anand said, “Be it in sports or academics, success comes to those who inculcate learning as a 24*7 experience. I am delighted to unveil a product that makes teaching and learning of science a 24*7 fun experience, thus awakening and encouraging the young scientists.”
Mobile Science Lab is equipped with all standard applications such as internet, word processing, spreadsheets and e-mail to help students tabulate, record and share their observations during an experiment. Providing an enriching experience, it also makes available the multimedia data analysis software that includes graphical manipulations, multiple analysis functions and lab reports.
Mobile Science Lab by NIIT aims at empowering teachers and students by bringing a science lab right in to the class room.
NIIT’s  comprehensive range of NIIT eGuru solutions comprises of ‘Interactive Classrooms’ for teachers, ‘Math lab’ and ‘IT Wizard’ for students, and ‘Quick School’ an Education Resource Planning solution for school management.  NIIT eGuru provides a holistic education package to schools for addressing the needs of all key stakeholders within the education realm—Students, Teachers, School management and Parents. NIIT has been spearheading the introduction of new technologies for making Science an interesting subject.

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 Ahmedabad, 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.
About Fourier Systems
Fourier Systems Education Technology was established as a High-Tech privately held company in 1996. After 10 years of introducing unique solutions, Fourier has now become a worldwide leader of compact portable data logging devices and accessories for the education market. More than 300,000 kids, in over 40 countries worldwide, are using Fourier solutions to conduct self experimenting and hands-on Science activities in school laboratories and outdoors. In 2006 Fourier has launched the Nova5000: a combination of a tablet computer and data logger. This pioneering device enables schools to experience 21st century Science activities without the need of purchasing a computer.
Fourier Systems Offices and partners are located throughout the United States and in more than 30 countries worldwide. Fourier Systems has been chosen by many ministries of Education, such as: Russia, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, West Virginia and more, as the science platform for whole of their countries.  Fourier headquarters are led by the company CEO, Hai Ben Israel and the products are sold by some of the largest and most powerful channel partners, including HP.
Fourier Systems has a powerful world-wide sales and marketing organization outside the US. Worldwide, Fourier Systems has offices, representatives and marketing partners in countries including: North/South America, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, Japan and Australia.
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