By David Gold

Paul_Drinkhall_table_tennisJune 11 - Into Sport Group has announced that it will work with the English Table Tennis Association (ETTA) to deliver Educate, a virtual learning environment for ETTA's workforce and coaches.

The service allows its users to book and pay for courses and other workshops, as well as enabling coaches to renew their licenses.

Educate will provide a personalised learning experience for its users based on a number of factors, including their qualification level, interests and location, as well as enabling ETTA to share its education and development resources more efficiently.

The learning process for coaches will be enhanced as a result of the new service, as well as simplifying the administrative processes for ETTA's staff.

Educate is being built on Into Sport Group's Vanquish platform, utilising its Knowledge module to deliver a fully supported and personalised service.

Jon Pett, coach education manager for the ETTA, said: "The launch of Educate will mark a significant step forward for the ETTA in modernising its approach to coach and workforce education, making our courses, resources and development materials more accessible and the whole learning journey more engaging.

"Into Sport Group's service provides us with a comprehensive and straightforward solution and at much lower cost than developing ourselves.

"The product roadmap for this service also makes us confident that we're working with a partner that will allow us to take full advantage of the opportunity that technology presents in delivering world class education."

Colin Miles, Into Sport Group's founder and managing director said: "Vanquish Knowledge is the perfect solution for organisations wishing to create a Virtual Learning Environment, without the need for technical expertise in house, or the responsibility of software design and development.

"It provides a significantly lower entry cost, can be deployed quickly and easily and allows the organisation to focus on what it does best, developing high quality resources to up skill and develop its workforce.

"Our Vanquish platform brings sophisticated cloud based collaboration technology to sports organisations in the most straightforward and cost effective way possible, providing a range of modules to address different needs, from athlete management to coach education."

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