LONG BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 25, 2011 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced a series of free professional development training tools to help current and future BrightLink and BrightLink Solo users understand how to make the most of their interactive projector solution. Designed for K-12, higher education and business users, these training tools provide easy-to-understand lessons in several different formats – online videos, weekly webinars and onsite training from Epson resellers.
“We listened to our customers to find out what was and was not working when getting users quickly up and running with new technology, and then we built tools accordingly,” said Claudine Wolas-Shiva, senior product manager, Epson America, Inc. “As teachers come back to classrooms this fall, we want them to have an increased comfort level in using interactive technology, which will lead to the confidence to try new things. We’re focused on making it easy to learn today, in order to better use technology tools tomorrow.”
The online professional development offerings from Epson are designed to be simple and straightforward – allowing teachers to match training to their learning curve. Whether new to interactive technology or a long-time user of interactive software and techniques, educators can integrate the Epson professional development tools into their current arsenal to further engage and inspire students. Epson’s professional development tools provide an open environment that affords teachers the flexibility and freedom to select the basic or supplemental tools they feel comfortable and excited about using.
Epson partnered with Discovery education and Atomic Learning to create these professional development resources that will help users maximize their investment in Epson interactive technology, whether they are using the technology to setup an interactive wall or table for group projects, one-on-ones or whole classroom discussions. The online, on-demand videos cover topics ranging from how to use the BrightLink pen to embedding video in PowerPoint presentations. The weekly webinars allow users to get familiar with the BrightLink system, from turning it on and connecting it, to writing with the pen, to getting the most from interactive software tools. And for districts interested in holding BrightLink training days, additional professional development courses are available through Epson resellers.
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The BrightLink 455Wi interactive projector is designed to transform a wall or table into an interactive learning area. This flexibility allows for educators to meet the varied learning needs of their students – whether in large groups, small work teams or even individually – while maximizing the existing space in their classrooms. The interactive projector + pen combination is an ultra-short throw solution, offering image size flexibility and advanced connectivity options to project onto a whiteboard, wall, table, or other smooth, light-colored, hard surface. BrightLink offers installation flexibility by providing a wide range of XGA and WXGA usable interactive areas, and features 2,500 lumens color and white light output2 and native WXGA resolution (16:10 aspect ratio) for full compatibility with widescreen notebooks and visual content.
BrightLink Solo is an interactive module that connects directly to a computer via USB and works with new or existing projectors to transform virtually any wall or whiteboard into an interactive learning area. The BrightLink Solo provides an interactive area as large as 96-inches (WXGA) or 102-inches (XGA), and delivers classroom or conference room flexibility. The solution comes with two interactive pens, wall mount hardware for easy installation, and TeamBoard Draw annotation software to create, capture and share lessons.