Promethean Planet Named Best Education Community Solution and Best Non-Traditional Education Solution in 2011 Competition
Atlanta, GA, 24 May 2011 — Promethean, a global education company, received two CODiE Awards for Promethean Planet, the world’s largest online education community of its kind. With nearly a million members, Promethean Planet’s vast collection of free resources and low-cost interactive lessons and software was voted by peers to be the “Best Education Community Solution” in 2011. Planet also won the super category for “Best Non-Traditional Education Solution.”
After receiving the news, President of Promethean Community & Content Brent Taggart said, “We are thrilled. Five years ago, when we launched Planet, our goal was to provide teachers with a free, open community where they could collaborate, exchange lessons, and access digital content and learning solutions to use with interactive classroom tools. This recognition by our peers indicates that we are on the right path to improving engagement in the classroom and raising student achievement across the world.”
Two additional Promethean solutions were CODiE Finalists in the 2011 competition. ActivProgress was nominated in the category for Best Student Assessment Solution and ActivInspire for Best Educational Use of a Device-Specific Application.
The industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program, the CODiE awards were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). Since then, the CODiE Awards program has showcased the software and information industry’s finest products and services by honoring outstanding achievement and vision in the categories of software, education technology and digital content. Nominated products undergo an intensive review by subject matter experts, analysts, journalists and other industry experts. The CODiE Awards give member companies the unique opportunity to be recognized by their peers for winning solutions.
Promethean’s latest accolade follows a series of prestigious award wins in 2011 and 2010, including ‘ICT Company of the Year’ at BETT, ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ at the AV Awards, the Ex Award for Best Mobile Marketing Program by Event Marketer magazine and top prizes in three categories at the Worlddidac Awards.
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Promethean is a global education company committed to supporting teaching and learning. Our focus is on student-centered and collaborative learning. We do this through our integrated technology, training, content and assessment solutions that help teachers meet individual student needs. Our products are used in more than 750,000 classrooms around the world, and PrometheanPlanet.com, the world’s largest interactive whiteboard community site, provides its almost one million members access to around 28,000 free teaching resources. With corporate headquarters in the U.K. and U.S., Promethean has products distributed through a network of partners in some 100 countries and is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange as Promethean World Plc (ticker symbol ‘PRW’). www.PrometheanWorld.com
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