Tata Interactive Systems to run a Learning Disabilities Forum

From: Tata Interactive Systems
Published: Tue May 30 2006

Global e-learning developer Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is organising a conference to explore ways of overcoming learning disabilities, particularly among children. The conference – the Tata Learning Disabilities Forum (TLDF) – is being held in Mumbai, in India, over two days November 30th and December 1st, and aims to attract learning specialists from all over the world.

"The TLDF is a unique global forum," said Sanjaya Sharma, TIS’s CEO. "It comprises deans, academicians, publishers, paediatricians and decision-makers in the field of education.

"The Forum allows all of these people to meet and network with each other, share ideas and innovations – and help to change the way students with learning disabilities learn. Hopefully, this should make it easier for those with learning disabilities – not just in India but around the world - to fulfil their potential," he said.

TIS has first-hand experience of helping young people with learning disabilities through its work with the Learning Disabilities (LD) Clinic at Sion Hospital, in Mumbai, which is one of the largest government hospitals in India. The hospital is also one of the few certified institutions of its kind dedicated to detecting and treating learning disabilities.

In collaboration with the LD Clinic, TIS has developed a book – ‘Brain Teasers’ (ISBN 0-07-061144-0) – which it plans to distribute, free, to 800 children as they become certified as ‘LD’. The book is designed to nurture the innate creativity of people with learning disabilities and it includes information on learning disabilities, to help parents and carers of those with these disabilities.

Part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house – a conglomerate of 93 operating companies which generates annual revenues of $22bn and contributes some three per cent of India’s gross domestic product – TIS has some 16 years experience of producing innovative, cutting-edge learning solutions for the corporate, education and government sectors around the world. It has over 350 clients, including many of the major publishers of education materials, including Oxford University Press, McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, Hodder Headline, Granada Learning and Harcourt.


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About Tata Interactive Systems (TIS)

Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is a global pioneer in e-learning, with more than 16 years of experience in designing and developing innovative and cutting-edge e-learning solutions. TIS is a part of the $22 billion Tata Group – one of the largest and most trusted business conglomerates in India.

TIS employs a global team of some 950multi-disciplinary specialists – a unique mix of project managers, software engineers, instructional designers, content developers, visual designers and animators. Its service bouquet includes Simulations, Systems Training, New Hire Training, Business Processes and Skills Training, Regulatory and Compliance Training, Sales and Customer Service Training, Adaptive Assessments, Story-based Learning Objects, M-Learning and EPSS. TIS also has a K12 maths practice and a K12 content practice, as well as having substantial experience in developing learning content and tools across keystages and subject areas.

Powered by creative talent, sound processes and technological excellence, TIS has developed e-learning solutions for more than 300 clients – including 50 Fortune 500 companies – across the US, the UK, Australia, Mainland Europe, Japan, UAE, Canada and India. Its client roster includes leading corporations, renowned educational institutions and government bodies such as American Airlines, British Airways, Citibank, Colgate-Palmolive, ExxonMobil, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, HP, McGraw-Hill, ntl, Orange, Pearson Education, Qantas, Qwest, Royal Mail, Swiss Re, UNICEF, University of Phoenix, University of Maryland and Vodafone, along with Hodder, Oxford University Press, Granada Learning, Nelson Thornes, Research Machines PLC, Compass Learning, Florida Virtual School, Harcourt, Prentice Hall and, in the government sector, BECTA, UFI and DODEA.

Apart from holding ISO 9001 certification, TIS is the only e-learning organisation in the world to be assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI-CMM and P-CMM frameworks. TIS’s quest for excellence is reflected in numerous prestigious industry awards, including a Silver Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award 2005 and 2004, APEX 2005 Award of Excellence, BETT 2004 Best Product Award, and two Business World–NID Design Excellence awards.

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About the Tata Group

The Tata Group, established in 1904 by the great visionary Jamsetji Tata, is one of India’s largest and most trusted business houses. The group pioneered the industrial revolution in India by founding the first steel plant, power plant and chain of luxury hotels, to name but a few.

The Group employs more than 220,000 people in 93 companies across diversified industry sectors including steel, automobiles, cement, telecom and IT. Generating revenues to the tune of $22 billion per year – some three per cent of India’s total GDP – it is recognised as a leader in several industry segments such as such as steel, power, software exports and chemicals.

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Further information from:
Alan Samuel, Tata Interactive Systems, 020 7905 0156, www.tatainteractive.com
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, 01727 860405, www.boblittlepr.com
Company: Tata Interactive Systems
Contact Name: Bob Little
Contact Email: bob.little@dial.pipex.com
Contact Phone: +44 1 727 860405

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