Promethean helps channel add value with online teacher training

Promethean is equipping channel partners with another resource to add value to their sales, by launching, a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) offering free accredited courses to help teachers make the most of their interactive whiteboard technology.

Effective training is integral to ensuring user acceptance and widespread adoption of interactive technology in schools. As a free online programme, the VLE will support channel partners in making training as accessible as possible to their customers.

Steve Dracup, Promethean, comments: Channel partners have often reported lack of training to be a barrier to repeat business, but to get the most out of interactive systems, it is important for teachers to possess the relevant knowledge. Where teachers are too busy to attend formal training sessions, or budget is simply not available, offers a solution. As a free training resource, it is also an easy way for our partners to add value to the sale. offers free online professional user accreditation courses for the award-winning Activprimary and Activstudio software. The courses consist of fully interactive tutorials in ten topics, each of which involves a short assessment and flipchart design task. There are no time constraints and teachers are able to work at their own pace, allowing flexibility and ease of use. A free Introduction to Activote course is also available, which shows teachers how to get started with their interactive voting kits.


About Promethean

Promethean is a global leader in interactive learning technology that empowers teachers to engage, educate, assess and motivate learners.  Developed by and for educators, its award-winning products help teachers to prepare digital lessons quickly and with greater ease. The technology enables them to create, customize and integrate text, web, video and audio content, so they can more easily capture students attention and accommodate different learning styles.

The company supplies Activboard, the worlds most durable interactive whiteboard technology; Activstudio, a software platform for secondary teaching; and Activprimary, the only product designed specifically for use in primary schools and kindergarten. It also offers hand-held Activotes that permit instantaneous assessment of pupils comprehension of lessons. Beyond the classroom, Promethean offers training and support to ensure maximum results and return on investment.

Promethean is headquartered in Blackburn, in the United Kingdom. Its products are distributed through a network of partners and inspire millions of learners in more than 70 countries.

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