Acadient Joins WebCT Powerlinks Network

July 15, 2004

BOSTON-14 July, 2004 – Acadient, a leading developer and distributor of online learning for the higher education and financial services industries, today announced it joined the WebCT PowerLinks Network as a content developer. Acadient will develop and deliver fully customizable online course materials for use in both WebCT Campus Edition and WebCT Vista.

“Acadient is known for developing high-quality content in the financial services industry. We are looking forward to broadening our level of services by delivering the same level of high-quality content to WebCT’s higher ed customers,” said Ronald C. Pruett, Jr., chief executive officer, Acadient. “We are very pleased to be a member of WebCT’s PowerLinks Network and are lucky that another Boston-based e-learning company shares the same positive, global outlook on this market.”

“Acadient specializes in developing and marketing exceptional content for the financial services sectors. We are excited that they will be working with WebCT to bring the higher ed sector the same level of quality content,” said Carol Vallone, WebCT’s president and chief executive officer. “WebCT and Acadient will work together to provide students worldwide with greater access and selection in business and finance coursework.”

The WebCT PowerLinks Network numbers more than 50 industry-leading providers of campus technology infrastructure, educational content and learning applications. These WebCT partners give customers the power to incorporate integrated external campus systems, learning applications and custom tools into their WebCT systems.

About Boston Acadient
Based in Boston, Acadient is the nation’s leading designer, developer and distributor of online education and training for corporations, associations and consumers in the higher educational and financial services industries. Acadient partners with premier industry and academic organizations including Pearson Education, TATA Interactive Systems (TIS), The National Underwriter Company, WebCT, and Boston University. Acadient is a corporate member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), The Sloan Consortium, and the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX). Please visit for more information.

About WebCT
WebCT has set the standard for e-learning systems in higher education. Based in Lynnfield, Mass., WebCT provides a highly flexible e-learning environment that empowers institutions across the educational spectrum with the ability to achieve their unique objectives. Thousands of colleges and universities around the world, from community colleges to large university consortia, are using WebCT to expand the boundaries of teaching and learning. For more information, please visit