Pearson, the global leader in education technology and services, today announced that Terry Baker from Richland One Schools in South Carolina is the 100,000th registered user on PowerSource, Pearson’s technical support website. Dedicated to supporting Pearson products including PowerSchool®, Chancery SMS®, PowerTeacher™, and more, PowerSource has registered users from all 50 states and over 50 countries that regularly access the site to improve their use of Pearson’s market leading educational technology solutions.
Baker, a third grade teacher at Watkins-Nance Elementary School, signed up for PowerSource to learn more about PowerSchool, the student information system being implemented in her district this summer. “After registering on PowerSource, I spent some time browsing through the site to orient myself to all that it offers,” stated Baker. “I can see that this will be tremendously valuable for the teachers and administrators as we learn PowerSchool this year.”
Launched in 2008, PowerSource has enabled Pearson to improve the overall customer support experience with robust Web 2.0 features that no other student information system provider offers. Features of PowerSource include:
“New PowerSchool users will find the PowerSource community to be like no other. The users and Pearson support staff are always there to help each other on PowerSource Forums in any way they can, any time of day,” states Brian Andle, IT Specialist and PowerSource user at Willington Public Schools. “With such a range of expertise it’s refreshing to see so many users helping users in a way that’s productive to the entire community. In all the years I’ve worked in the computer trade I have never seen a user group so willing to help in any way they can as the PowerSchool community on PowerSource.”
With 100,000 registered users, PowerSource is the largest online community serving student information system users. It is available for free to customers using Pearson’s student information system products.
“PowerSource is another example of innovation in action at School Systems,” states Paul Fletcher, president of the School Systems group of Pearson. “We’ve brought the benefits of today’s interactive Web tools into our technical support offering, which has given our customers many more options to learn and improve how they use our student information system products.”
For more information on School Systems and PowerSource, please visit: http://www.pearsonschoolsystems.com.
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