Vernier Wins Worlddidac Award for Innovation in TechnologyJanuary 12, 2009
An international jury of education experts presented the prize to Vernier's LabQuest, a handheld device that allows students to collect data from more than 50 sensors and view the information as a meter, data table, or graph on the color graphic display.
BEAVERTON, OR /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vernier Software & Technology is the recipient of the Worlddidac Award for Innovation in Technology for its newly released product, LabQuest. The Worlddidac Award is presented every two years in Basel, Switzerland, to the companies with the most innovative products that have the highest potential to improve learning and teaching.
An international jury of education experts selected LabQuest based on its overall quality, pedagogic value, ease of use, adaptability, technological innovation, degree of interactivity, and performance-cost ratio. LabQuest is splash proof, can withstand a temperature range of 0°C to 70°C, and includes rubber molding for shock absorption, making the device suitable for both the classroom and field studies. The handheld allows students to collect data from more than 50 sensors and view the information as a meter, data table, or graph on the color graphic display.
LabQuest contains six sensor ports, a built-in temperature sensor, and a built-in microphone for recording voice annotations. Its applications include a stopwatch, a periodic table, an on-screen keyboard, and a scientific calculator. Users can operate the device either via its buttons or by pressing an accompanying stylus for the on-screen keyboard.
Worlddidac is the global trade association for companies that provide educational and training products to all levels of education. The Worlddidac Award was created in 1984, with the objective to encourage manufacturers of educational materials and training tools to be pioneers in their field. This is the most recognized international prize for educational resources.
Vernier Software & Technology has been an innovator of data-collection technology for 27 years. Creating easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and software, their products can be found in education from elementary school to college. Vernier helps teachers enhance their science curriculum, increase learning, and build students' critical thinking skills.
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