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Fourier Systems (www.fourier-sys.com) is committed to improving student achievement and providing students with tools and skills that are critical for educational success in the 21st Century. Fourier sells customized solutions for learning environments in over 50 countries and produces more than 100 quality products. Fourier has won the Worlddidac award three times, the most recognized international prize in the education sector for innovative and pedagogically valuable products that improve teaching and learning.

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Fourier Science Pilot

With the support of Fourier Systems, ten schools from the Acer-European Schoolnet's Educational Netbook Pilot were equipped with new Fourier environmental tools: the data logger and sensor systems. Through various experiments conducted via the netbooks inside and outside the classroom, students analysed the effect of light on photosynthesis, and got to know more about the greenhouse effect or the acid rains, etc.

The goal of these activities was to enhance environmental engagement of students and environmental science education in schools.

The project ended in November 2011. .

For more information about this project please contact: Marie Le Boniec [Marie.leboniec(at)eun.org] - Tel. +32 (0)2.7907587

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Pilot report published

June 2012, Brussels

The final Fourier EUN science pilot evaluation report is now available. Download the report here (pdf).

Results will be presented at the Fourier annual Conference in Eilat, Israël, on 23 June 2012.


Pilot results available soon!

Brussels,16-09-2011

The report of the Fourier-European Schoolnet science pilot, in which nine schools from the netbooks pilot took part, will be published early October.

The pilot sought to study the impact of the use of data loggers and sensors in science classes on the interest and motivation in teaching and learning.

It appears that the use if these ICT tools increased the pupils abilities to learn sciences and work both in autonomous and collaborative way. The report also shows gender divide still remain in perception of sciences.

Full results will be available soon so stay tuned!


Preliminary results of the pilot - full results still in progress

Brussels, 01-06-2011

Analysis of the first data available showed very positive impact of the activities on teachers and pupils motivation! The surveys showed that, according to teachers, the sensor-based education has a positive impact on

  • Motivation of teachers (60%)
  • Interest of pupils (100%)
  • Autonomous learning of pupils (80%)
  • Ability to learn sciences (80%)

Surveys from pupils also reveals an increase of interest towards sciences as the activities resulted to:

  • Higher interest of pupils (80%)
  • Better understanding and integration of knowledge (80%)
  • Larger autonomy in learning (60%)

Testimonies from teachers confirm this first trend:

  • Generally speaking, our students are not highly motivated (…) Lab practices, sharing experiences, netbook teaching project and one-to-one pedagogy are essential and the supply of Fourier technology is creating big expectations in students, parents and teachers involved.” Adriana Gallo, teacher, Italy
  • The sensors worked really well and the pupils have responded well. They like the investigations and have learned a lot from them.” Julia Maher, teacher for special needs students, United Kingdom
  • All teachers who have tried out the software where impressed about the simple handling and the good results.” Arne Rohr, teacher, Germany

The full results of the pilot study will be published in October 2011.


The post-experiments survey launched

Brussels, 16-05-2011

The post experiments survey, aiming to assess the impact if the use of the sensors on teachers and pupils it out! Teachers are kindly requested to fill it by 27 May.

If you encounter any access problem or did not receive the invitation to the online survey, do not hesitate to contact me at marie.leboniec@eun.org


Share your pictures and videos

Brussels, 13-05-2011

The Istanbul Istanbul uskudar lisesi, one of the two Turkish schools participating in the project, sent us this nice video on the experiment on greenhouse effect :

We invite you to share your pictures and videos as well.

Other project pictures can be found here.


The pilot survey preliminary results to be presented in May at a Fourier global conference

Brussels, 29-04-2011

The preliminary results of the Fourier-Acer-EUN Science pilot will be presented at the Fourier global conference on 23 May. Full results will be available over the summer 2011. The pilot started in November 2010 and since then ten schools have been using new Fourier environmental tools: data loggers and sensor systems.

Through various experiments conducted via the netbooks inside and outside the classroom, students have been analysing different scientific phenomena, such as the effect of light on photosynthesis, greenhouse effect or acid rain.


Documents and pictures available

Brussels, 23-02-2011

Teacher and experiment guides are available in the 6 languages in the Documents section. You can also find there the pictures of the Brussels training and the activities from the participating schools.

Participating teachers are invited to share their pictures with us, and to comment on the use of the tools in the sciences classes by registering to the website.


Successful training was held in Brussels at the European School of Uccle

Brussels, 18-01-2011

The training was organised by European Schoolnet and Fourier. It was held on 16 and 17 January 2011 and was attended by 11 teachers from the participating schools.  During the training, the eight experiments of the projects were done and teachers showed a great enthousiams towards its.


10 schools from 6 countries selected to implement 21st century science teaching

Brussels, 14-10-2011

Ten schools has been selected to implement the science teaching project developped by  Fourier, ACER and European Schoolnet as part of the Acer-European Schoolnet's Educational Netbook Pilot. The schools are coming from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and Turkey.

The project will explore the use of digital tools such as the netbooks and the Fourier data sensor in science class. Each school will have to implement up to eight different experiments, that will enable students to know more about the greenhouse effect, analyse the composition of acid rains, and observe chemical reactions.

The goal of these activities is to enhance environmental engagement of students and environmental science education in schools. In parallel, a study will analyse whether the introduction of these new tools has an impact on the motivation and interest of pupils.

A training will be held shortly in Brussels to train the teachers involved to the use of the Fourier tools.

For more information about this project please contact: Marie Le Boniec [Marie.leboniec(at)eun.org] - Tel. +32 (0)2.7907587


Fourier-Acer-European Schoolnet collaboration for more innovative science education

Brussels, 20-09-2011

Acer, Fourier and European Schoolnet are pleased to announce a new development of the Acer-European Schoolnet's Educational Netbook Pilot, that will explore the use of Acer netbooks in science class.

With the support of Fourier Systems, ten schools from the Acer-European Schoolnet's Educational Netbook Pilot will be equipped with new Fourier environmental tools: the data logger and sensor systems. Through various experiments conducted via the netbooks inside and outside the classroom, students will be able to analyse the effect of light on photosynthesis, and know more about the greenhouse effect or the acid rains, etc.

The goal of these activities is to enhance environmental engagement of students and environmental science education in schools. The activities will be run in twelve schools the six countries covered by the Acer-European Schoolnet's Educational Netbook Pilot: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and Turkey.

As part of the analysis that will be done for the Acer-European Schoolnet's project, the potential impact of the use of these new environmental tools in science class will be analysed and published.

For more information about this project please contact: Marie Le Boniec [Marie.leboniec(at)eun.org] - Tel. +32 (0)2.7907587.