ASTANA, Kazakhstan, February 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Nurecom today announced the latest technology tools from the consortium of companies working collectively as part of the Presidential Interactive Learning and Teaching Initiative (PILT) project to modernize science education in Kazakhstan. Tools from PILT partners PASCO scientific, LJ Create and Promethean were announced at Education and Science of the XXI Century 2010, the VII Kazakhstan International Exhibition supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Akimat of the South-Kazakhstan Region.

These new tools are the continuation of cutting edge technology and support from companies collaborating as part of the PILT Project to create a new pedagogy for teaching and learning in a knowledge-based economy, said Nuraly Kudaibergenuly, Director of Nurecom. Specifically, these companies have translated software programs into Russian and introduced tools that will allow teachers to easily create or adapt curriculum to serve the needs of Kazakh students and help us continue to support our goal of creating a modernized education system. These technologies enable innovation across the curriculum, especially in language, math and science.

PASCO unveiled the Russian and Kazakh language versions of the award-winning SPARK Science Learning System, an all-in-one mobile device for discovery-based science; and SPARKvue (, a software application that works with sensor interfaces to bring the capabilities of SPARK to other computing environments. The company also previewed an authoring toolkit to enable educators to create original labs relevant to Kazakhstan's national science standards. The Russian and Kazakh versions and the authoring kit will be available in March.

The U.K.-based LJ Create ( offers topic specific learning solutions and complete classroom management systems for education in science, math, engineering and mathematics curricula. LJ Create recently launched the Russian version of its Digiac Autotronics Modules, which provide a cost-effective solution to teaching auto electronics and diagnostics across a number of levels. All the instructional materials are in eContent format and are fully translated into Russian.

Promethean (, a global leader in interactive learning technology such as whiteboards, software and learning response systems, showed the recently transformed visual and experiential design of its award-winning ActivClassroom, an integrated suite of solutions providing time-saving technology for teachers and engaging informative content for the modern-day classroom. ActivClassroom has been proven to significantly raise achievement levels. The company recently completed significant upgrades to its entire product line.

Over the last two years, Kazakhstan's mission to create a 21st century learning environment for all its students has gone from vision to reality. Under the direction of Zhanseit Tuimebayev, Minister of Education and Science, educational best practices and technology are being deployed to better position Kazakhstan as one of the top 50 developed nations in the world. The PILT project has made substantial progress toward this goal. To date, PILT partners have provided 1,700 classrooms with hands-on, interactive science education technology, including datalogging technology, interactive whiteboards and complete classroom management systems. More than 8,000 teachers have been trained in the new technology-based pedagogy.

About Nurecom

Nurecom is the leading provider of interactive classroom technology in Kazakhstan with a special emphasis on science, mathematics and languages. The staff of Nurecom is dedicated to improving education practices and student achievement across Kazakhstan by providing all students with a 21st century educational experience.

MEDIA CONTACT: Nuraly Kudaibergenuly Director of Nurecom +7-7172-928-698

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CONTACT: Nuraly Kudaibergenuly, Director of Nurecom, +7-7172-928-698,