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Objet: 
       Entreprise Slovène de biologie cherche partenaire pour e content
  Date: 
       Wed, 19 Feb 2003 08:42:37 +0100 (MET)
   De: 
       patrick.schouller@industrie.gouv.fr




My name is Tomaz Amon. I am a biologist (I made my Ph.D. in
electrophysiology) and in the last years I devote my time to the
visualization of biological structures and processes. In my company
"Amnim -
center for scientific visualization" we develop products helping to
learn
about those topics in biology or medicine that are hard to
understand from
the textbooks only. We are able to produce texts, illustrations
(drawings
and paintings), web3D and dynamic HTML web projects as well as e-
and
"classical" books.

Our CD ROM "Cell-Tissue-Body" has been recognized by our Ministry
of
Education as the official teaching aid in slovene schools. I am
glad to send
it to you.

Visit also my site www.bioanim.com which contains selected themes
from the
above project.
I am looking forward for a possibility of a potential cooperation
with you.
Please find here a short description of my company and myself.

CSV company profile

Amnim, center for scientific visualization (CSV), Ljubljana
produces
scientific and educational software projects containing animations
in
virtual reality about the structure and function of the cell,
tissue, human
body and other topics from the field of biology or medicine. The
company has
a single employed person - Tomaz Amon (myself). I started with my
own
company five years ago because I have been convinced that modern
educational
software has great future. I have been always interested for both
biology
and computer science. I finished the study of biology and made my
Ph.D. in
electrophysiology. At the same time I was engaged in computer
programming
and I programmed in the computer language C the Neuro Event Manager
(1986-1996) - a computer program for the analysis of the
electrophysiological data which has 1MB source code and more than
200 batch
commands. It is still used in the laboratory of Prof. Valentincic,
Ljubljana, and constantly updated. So it was possible and very
attractive
for me to enter the field of visualization of biological structures
and
functions in 1996. I produced several projects, the most important
being the
software package "Cell-Tissue-Human Body" which the Ministry of
Education of
Slovenia recognized as an official educational tool in slovene
schools. Its
english version can be seen on my site www.bioanim.com It has been
selected
for inclusion in the Awesome Library, a collection of the top 5% of
sites in
the field of K-12 education and nominated for the Stockholm
challenge award.
I am able to produce a complete biological educational software
package from
the text and >classical< illustrations (which can also be published
in form
of a book) to the dynamic HTML and virtual reality web3D site.

CSV produces scientific or educational software enhancing the
understanding
of topics difficult to learn from the textbooks only. As we are
running our
projects in schools and on the web we see that in fact we are
acting in a
new branch of educational science. There is obviously a need for
teams of
researchers, educators and managers to be established and develop
this new
branch of education. Therefore we see our future to join the
projects, which
produce educational software and so help to form also the expert
teams on
this field


Some of CSV projects:

1986-1996 Design and programming of the Neuro Event Manager - a
computer
program for the analysis of the electrophysiological data (1MB
source code,
more than 200 batch commands).

1996-2000 Design and programming of the computer visualizations of
the
biological structures and functions

1996-97 Multimedial software package "Electrical phenomena in the
living
cell" supported by Ministry of Education of Slovenia and
acknowledged as an
official educational tool in slovene schools.

1998 Sense organs - educational software package. Supported by
Ministry of
Education of Slovenia and acknowledged as an official educational
tool in
slovene schools

1999 Systems of Organs I. and Cell-Tissue-Human Body. Both
Educational
software packages were supported by Ministry of Education of
Slovenia and
acknowledged as an official educational tool in slovene schools.

1999 Tomaz Amon is invited to join the IST project Web-based
Standard
Educational Tools(WebSET, IST-1999-10632)as a member of the UMA
team. The
goal of the WebSET project is to develop and use advanced Web-based
technologies to implement innovative cost-effective learning tools
that can
be run on any workstation platform including a standard PC of
average
capacity and ensure the adoption of WebSET surgical applications
with major
European learning centers e.g. Royal College of Surgeons of England
and the
Royal Belgian College of Surgeons.

2000 The software package "Cell-Tissue-Human Body" has been
selected for
inclusion in the Awesome Library, a collection of the top 5% of
sites in the
field of K-12 education.

2002 CSV becomes a partner in the IST project (IST-2001-34204)
named School
LABoratory anticipating FUTURE needs of European Youth
(LAB@FUTURE).
LAB@FUTURE will experiment Social Constructivism, in combination
and
dialogue with activity theory, focusing on expansive learning,
within a
mixed and augmented realities set-up, enabling mobile eLearning.
Experiments
will involve laboratory teaching for the disciplines of Science
(Fluid
Dynamics), Mathematics (Geometry: developing spatial skills), and
Arts &
Humanities (Environmental awareness, Educational walks, visits and
seminars). LAB@FUTURE will use real and virtualized objects for
educational
purposes. These objects will be interfaced, using mechanotronic
systems,
mobile technologies tracking and 3D multi user environments. There
will be
real objects that the teacher or student will be able to interact
with,
using special interface devices, in order to specify or carry out
an
experiment.


Best regards Tomaz

Tomaz Amon Ph.D.
President
center for scientific visualization
www.bioanim.com
email: tomaz.amon@bioanim.com

Postal address:
Tomaz Amon
Trzaska 11
SLO-1000 Ljubljana,
Slovenia, Europe

Phone +386 1 42 61 791
Fax  +386 1 42 61 791
GSM +386 41 896 715

Patrick Schouller
MINEFI/DiGITIP
Le Bervil
12, rue Villiot
Téléphone 01 53 44 94 25 
http://www.telecom.gouv.fr/e-content 

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