SMART Technologies Points Thousands of End Users to CoursePark.

 
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SMART Technologies Points Thousands of End Users to CoursePark.com for Solutions
Training and Certification 
St. John's, Newfoundland CANADA, April 15, 2013 /FSC/ - Bluedrop Performance
Learning Inc. (BPL - TSX Venture), today announced a 2-year agreement with SMART
Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:SMT) (TSX:SMA), a leading provider of collaboration
solutions. The learning management system agreement offers a new,
state-of-the-art training solution, powered by CoursePark.com that enables
educators using SMART products and SMART resellers to access, track and manage
online courses and instructor-led training in CoursePark's collaborative
learning environment. 
More than 2.5 million SMART Board interactive whiteboards are used globally in
education, business and government, with over 2 million installed in K-12
classrooms, offering more than 40 million students and their teachers inspiring
learning opportunities. Bluedrop is using its CoursePark.com cloud-based
learning platform to provide this global user base with a seamless solution that
integrates with the popular SMART Learning Space and SMART Exchange website. The
same solution provides resellers and end users with resources, training courses,
certifications, e-commerce capability and collaborative engagement with peers. 
"We needed a flexible training solution built around communities of learners who
want to share and collaborate," said Sandi Boga, Program Manager, Education
Software Product Management, SMART Technologies. "We are extremely pleased with
CoursePark and how it allows us to address different user groups' specific
training needs. Effective use of our products is key, and the way a teacher uses
their SMART solution is different from how a reseller or training provider uses
it. CoursePark.com gives us the flexibility we need to create engaging training
experiences that help our customers get the most out of our products and realize
a return on their investment. CoursePark offers one of the most effective
training solutions available today and I think people will love how easy it is
to use," added Boga. To see the new SMART Learning Space, visit:
learningspace.smarttech.com. 
"Large organizations that want to train clients, partners, resellers and end
users are becoming dissatisfied with the complex, inward-looking solutions
available from the Learning Management System (LMS) industry.  That was one of
the drivers that inspired us to create CoursePark.com.  We are pleased to help
SMART pursue even greater client satisfaction and loyalty from their customers
and reseller channel. Our underlying CoursePark.com technology can provide the
world's leading product and services organizations with a flexible, modern
solution that elegantly addresses all their trainings needs," said Emad
Rizkalla, founder and CEO of Bluedrop Performance Learning. 
SMART moved their customers, resellers and training providers onto the new
training system on April 1, 2013. For more information, go to
learningspace.smarttech.com.  The move to the new, social learning platform
replaced the previous learning management system. 
About Bluedrop
Bluedrop Performance Learning (TSX-V: BPL) is an innovator in workplace training
for individuals, corporations, military personnel and the public sector.
Launched in 2004, with more than 100 employees in six offices across Canada,
Bluedrop is transforming the workplace by designing, developing and delivering
affordable training content that improves individual and overall performance of
organizations. 
CoursePark.com is Bluedrop's cloud-based training delivery platform and contains
more than 5,000 third-party online courses from the world's leading publishers
and subject matter experts. Launched in 2011, the CoursePark platform is growing
quickly, with registered users in more than 100 countries. For more information,
visit www.bluedrop.com
About SMART Technologies 
SMART Technologies Inc. (http://www.smarttech.com/ is a leading provider of
technology solutions that enable inspired collaboration in schools and
workplaces around the world by turning group work into a highly interactive,
engaging and productive experience. SMART delivers integrated solutions of
hardware, software and services, designed for superior performance and ease of
use, and remains a world leader in interactive displays. 
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Media contact: 
Libby Carew
Bluedrop Performance Learning
libbycarew@bluedrop.com
709.725.7627 
Bluedrop Performance Learning
18 Prescott Street
St. John's, NL
A1C 3S4Toll Free: 800.563.3638
Tel: 709.739.9000
Fax: 709.739.9003
contact@bluedrop.com
www.bluedrop.com 
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Source: Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (TSX-V: BPL) http://www.bluedrop.com
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