Press Release: Promethean Online Shop Goes Live
Promethean Online Shop Goes Live
London, UK, 11 September 2007 - Promethean Ltd., a global leader in the provision of education technology and training, today announces the launch of its online shop –www.prometheanworld.com/shop. The new site will allow customers to sample and purchase from a selection of over 150 Promethean accredited software titles with 500 variants, such as the award-winning Activprimary.
Interactive learning resources from publishers such as Oxford University Press, Pearson Education, Scholastic and Riverdeep have been accredited by Promethean to inform teachers how well they operate on an interactive whiteboard to support and engage pupils in collaborative learning.
In addition there is also a growing range of specialist publishers who have developed whiteboard resources in Promethean’s unique interactive flipchart format, allowing them to fully exploit the teaching possibilities of interactive whiteboards and Learner Response Systems. The majority of resources available on the site can be used with any brand of interactive whiteboard, meaning the virtual shop is open for all.
Promethean’s online shop is more than just a place to buy goods. Customers can book in-person training or sign up for online classes, some of which are free. To help teachers decide on the best solution for their needs, there is extensive information about products including features and benefits, links to evaluations, and sample software downloads so teachers can trial the software ahead of purchase.
The site will be linked to Promethean Planet, the world’s leading teacher-driven interactive whiteboard community with user tips, free resources and an advice forum, so everyone will have the opportunity to register and talk with existing users to help them decide which software and resources are most suitable for them. In addition, the shop offers a discount on most items for registered Promethean Planet members, plus £25 off their first purchase over £150. The shop will also offer other peripheral products such as Activpens and Activwands for use with Promethean’s Activboards.
“The online shop is all about making the process of selecting effective whiteboard and assessment resources easier for teachers and advisers.” says Alan Walker, Promethean Head of Interactive Content. “At the simple click of a mouse, not only can all UK schools now buy their Promethean education tools online, they have access to reliable information to help them in their purchasing decisions.”
The completely new site, fully searchable and navigable by subject, has full eCommerce functionality so that registered users can purchase goods by credit card. Registered schools, businesses, and local authorities, can also purchase online and choose to pay either by credit card or to be invoiced on delivery.
Customers can browse Promethean’s online offerings, or register to purchase at www.prometheanworld.com/shop.