Inspiration Software and Fourier Systems, Inc. have announced a partnership and collaboration through which Inspiration Software will develop a Windows CE version of its flagship product, Inspiration, that will ship preloaded on all Fourier Systems' Nova5000 portable wireless computing devices, beginning in the 2006-2007 school year.
Fourier Systems' Nova5000 is a lightweight instant on/instant off wireless computing device with a battery life that meets the needs of a full school day. The Nova5000 is Web-ready, and its flexible hardware design includes USB and Ethernet ports, microphone port, speaker, and four sensor sockets that support more than 65 science sensors for experimentation and data collection.
Inspiration was developed based on visual learning methodologies that help students think, learn, and achieve, the announcement states. Students in grades 6-12 use the software to develop an understanding of difficult concepts and build critical thinking skills.
"Providing students with personal computing devices allows teachers to integrate more project-based, hands-on instruction into the curriculum," said Tom Fitzgerald, chief executive officer, Fourier Systems, Inc. "Now, through our partnership with Inspiration Software, teachers using the Nova5000 can take one-to-one computing to the next level by integrating visual learning instructional strategies across the curriculum."
Source: Inspiration, http://www.inspiration.com; Fourier Systems, Inc., http://www.fourier-sys.com