ATiT is an audio-visual and information technologies company with offices in Belgium. Set up in January 1999, ATiT specialises in the educational, cultural and training sectors and provides audio-visual production, project management, training and consultancy services to clients all over the world.
ATiT bvba was founded because of the need felt by the founding partners to set up a company which could act as a mediator between technology providers and educational users. Both founding partners have a long history and reputation in the implementation and use of Information and Telecommunication technologies. In their previous professional careers, they worked as managers of R&D projects and production units in the Higher Education and Multimedia Production sectors.
It is important to note that ATiT has always kept a technology agnostic approach: because of the wide area in which ATiT works, the company does not want to link itself exclusively to one single sector of the ICT landscape, as it considers this unrealistic and inappropriate in the educational domain where the key approach is "blended" technologies and methodologies. ATiT has no ambition to build and exploit solutions that are exclusive to any particular technology, but rather aims at a successful integration of existing technologies and methodologies to support and enhance technology enhanced learning solutions. Where the need is felt to particularly research and develop a specific tool, system or service to close an existing gap in a potential offering, or to support ATiT's own development, ATiT will undertake the research and development as part of its own business development.
ATiT can be classified as a private research, consultancy and production company in the ICT sector specialising in technology enhanced learning solutions, integrating appropriate technologies. In this way it can independently, credibly and convincingly advise on and support the selection and implementation of ICT based enhanced learning services. The overall aim of ATiT is therefore to capitalise on its expertise and not so much on individual products and/or services. Although this certainly does not exclude the commercialisation of spin-off products developed in the course of the process. ATiT's expertise can range from project management to consultancy via training or design of specific end user applications.
ATiT's philosophy reflects the perception, commonly gaining ground, that technology enhanced education is only successful if and when all parts of the system cycle are covered:
- Hardware and software
- Network and access
- End user training and continuous support
ATiT does not intend to become a reseller of any particular product or service, except there where no such product or tool is available yet. In the latter case and where ATiT feels it has the capacity and competency, ATiT intends to develop the missing link and will look into exploitation of this product even beyond the initial field of implementation. In other cases, where ATiT lacks the capacity and competency, ATiT is already making strategic alliances with industrial partners in order to design and develop together innovative products that meet the requirements of the education community.
Equal Opportunities Policy Statement
ATiT as a company is committed to the principles of equal opportunities, diversity and eliminating discrimination in every aspect of our work. We will strive to ensure that no individual or group is treated more or less favourably than others on grounds of ethnic origin, nationality, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.
It is our express intention to comply completely with all legislation, both national and European, related to equal opportunities both to protect the company and to ensure that the culture, philosophy and processes within the company are free from bias. ATiT will implement its Equality Opportunities Policy in accordance with current legislation and codes of practice including:
- EU Anti-Discrimination Directives (which currently include the Race Relations Act 1976 (Amendment) Regulations 2003, Religion and Belief Regulation 2003 and Sexual Orientation Regulation 2003)
- Equal Opportunities Policy of the Flemish government