PASCO Digital Labs encourage young scientists to explore the world empirically
Polymedia Company, system integrator, developer and provider of education, announced its alliance with PASCO scientific, US digital educational laboratories manufacturer, that consequence the creation of new interactive solutions and projects in the sphere of ICT for Education and students scientific activities.
Production of the new Polymedia’s partner includes sensors to collect data in real-time, software for data visualization and analysis, interactive labs and lab equipment - all designed for practical training on any subjects from chemistry, physics and biology to elementary school subjects.
"We started to explore the possibilities of digital labs a few years ago, studying the major suppliers. We came to the conclusion that PASCO surpasses its competitors in a variety of settings. Now the Russian market is ready for the introduction of Digital Lab technologies and we are pleased to include them in a wide range of our solutions for education. We are attracted by the high level of quality and reliability of PASCO devices, flexibility in tasks, multi-platform and multi-functionality, and most importantly - the ability to conduct independent research, project work, practical knowledge of the world and fascinating scientific experiments that students will be able to get in Russian schools. Currently, these technologies for education are the absolute trend and meet the basic requirements of the new Russian educational standards ", - said Elena Novikova, Head of Polymedia JSC.
"We believe it is reasonable that the requirements for use of Digital Labs are included in the educational standard of education. We are very pleased that Pasco, one of the most active participants in the program Intel (R) Education Alliance, announced today the active promotion start of its solutions with Polymedia, a longtime partner of Intel in educational projects. We expect that our new solution for the Classmate PC with integrated software Pasco SparkVue will be available as part of a joint initiative Polymedia and its new partner in Russia ", - said Sergey Zhukov, Director of the Intel World Ahead Program in Russia and the CIS.
PASCO scientific is a company leader in the production of digital educational laboratories for 50 years. Over the years the devices have become popular among school teachers, university professors, students from more than 80 countries in the world. According to official data, in 2012 the company sold 47, 5 thousand sensors in the U.S. and 85.827 thousand worldwide. Most of the digital laboratory in demand in physics classes (sold 17,460 sensors), Chemistry (9057) and bio (8539), although in America sensors are also purchased for Earth/Enviro (5639), engineering classes (736), and the General Science classes (1296).
Novikova also said that Polymedia sees in Digital Labs a great potential to create their integration projects for educational institutions – multifunctional integrated classes, distance learning systems, multimedia centers of communication etc.
"We deliberately chose Polymedia Company as a partner in the Russian market, given the company's orientation to education, extensive experience in user support, widely distributed network of partners across the country and 12 regional offices in Russia and the CIS. All this gives us every reason to hope for success of our alliance, "- said Kevin Mether, Vice president of PASCO International markets.