OtterBox Provides Access to Education through eLearning Initiative
Cork, Ireland- OtterBox®, the No 1 selling case for smartphones in the U.S*, has been selected as the case of choice for the Pleckgate High School eLearning initiative. As part of this initiative, the school is to give each of its 1400 students an Apple® iPad Mini®.
The High School is the first in the UK to issue iPad minis worth over £260 to students to improve educational development. The OtterBox Defender Series®** was chosen from a selection of 12 different cases to offer optimum protection for the schools investment.
“A school environment is a near impossible place for any electronic device to survive” said Lewis Hall, eLearning Developer. “The main challenge for me lies in ensuring the device will last for the duration of the student’s school years with minimum cost incurred to parents for repairs and replacements.”
The eLearning initiative provides pupils with access to modern technologies that will allow them to learn independently. The scheme will also improve student/ teacher interaction which has been proven to accelerate learning.
“OtterBox is the only case I would recommend to other schools. Without a reliable solution like the OtterBox Defender Series, the scheme would not be feasible.”
Pleckgate is also the first school in their region to become an Apple Regional Training Center and as part of that program; they will receive support and training on Apple products. This will provide them with access to an extensive digital curriculum. For more information on OtterBox visit www.otterbox.com
Starting with something as simple as a box, OtterBox® was founded in 1998 with a line of indestructible dryboxes. Today, OtterBox is the No. 1-selling case for smartphones* and offers an extensive lineup of premium screen protectors and other device-enhancing accessories that complement various consumer lifestyles.
OtterBox’s strong relationships with the leading mobile device manufacturers, retailers and wireless services providers delivers unrivaled value, world-class customer service and a continued commitment to premium product quality.
OtterBox has been a five-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 ranking of fastest growing private companies in the U.S., recognized by Forbes Magazine on “America’s Most Promising Companies” and is a repeat honoree in the Great Place to Work® annual survey published by FORTUNE Magazine. The family-owned, private company has global headquarters in Fort Collins, Colo. and offices in Boston, San Diego, Cork, Ireland and Hong Kong.
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*Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service/November 2010-December 2012
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