Promethean to roll out 4,550 whiteboards in Spanish schools

1 Mar 2010

Interactive learning player Promethean has won a major Spanish tender to provide 4,550 of its ActivBoard+2 interactive whiteboards plus software to 1,900 schools in the Spanish region of Andalucia.

This represents around a 70pc share of the total number of interactive whiteboards available under this tender.

With over 8 million inhabitants and over 6,000 primary and secondary schools, Andalucia has the largest population of Spain’s 17 autonomous regions.  Completion of this roll-out will see some 8pc of the estimated 78,000 classrooms in Andalucia equipped with interactive whiteboards. 

This project is being funded through the Spanish Government’s Escuela ICT 2.0 programme, one of a number of financial stimulus packages targeted at education technology currently being implemented across the EU.

Beyond the classroom, teachers are able to join, the world’s largest online community for users of interactive display system technology.

Promethean Planet is available in ten languages, including Spanish, enabling more than 530,000 members from around the world to connect and exchange ideas, share new and innovative lesson resources and access a wide variety of professional development materials.

“This contract is further evidence of the growing adoption of interactive learning technology in Europe, which is a key growth market for Promethean,” said Paul Berry, Promethean’s president of European sales and marketing.

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years