Center for Educational Technology
|Company:||Center for Educational Technology|
|Designation:||ICT Products Director|
|Technology Classification:||Educational software developer|
|Main Business Activity:||Educational publishing, Educational software development, Professional development|
Company Profile, Products & Technologies, Target Market:
Profile: The Center for Educational Technology (CET) is an NGO dedicated to improving the education system in Israel. CET's 40 years of extensive activity has provided it with the experience for developing and implementing technology-rich digital content and teaching-learning-evaluation environments. CET employs more than 300 people, most of whom are experts with advanced academic degrees. Products & Technologies: CET was the pioneer in bringing computer systems to schools in the 1970's, and later specialized in developing educational computer software. At present, CET is dedicated to the development of digital content including digital textbooks and learning applications for K12.Target Markets: Digital content for teaching, learning and assessment and apps for all new devices: Netbooks, Tablets and Smart Phones.
Brief description of proposed R&D project:
CET proposed R&D project is in the realm of gaming in the fields of Mathematics. The idea is to develop 3D or graphic enhanced simulation with a virtual reality environment engine for learning games in the main universal subject matter. The pedagogy of the game is already developed with SIIRD mini-project and is based on the development of higher order thinking, critical thinking, problem solving and creativity – the most important skills of the 21st century education. The learning process and methodology is based on interactive and attractive tasks and assignments and will enable single and multi-player options to provide a flexible learning environment. The engine will enable the customization and adjustment of the content according to curricula and culture and thus be adapted to diverse markets, however in 2011 the main market is going to be Tablets and Smart Phones Apps.
Desired Profile of R&D Partner and its role in the proposed project:
The desired profile of R&D partner for the proposed project is a partner specialized in graphic animation and multimedia for Tablets and Smart phones as well as for Netbooks and Laptops Personal Computers. Such a partner will enable us to develop a high level pedagogical product in the "language" of today's children for contemporary devices.