ActiveEducation Facilitates E-Business Strategies by Releasing Seven New E-Learning Courses and GuideBooks in the ActiveEducation E-BizTech Series

February 22, 2001

GOLDEN, Colo., — ActiveEducation, Inc. (ActiveEducation), an innovator in the e-learning industry offering online courses and GuideBooks on e-business technologies and desktop applications, today introduced six new E-Biz Tech e-learning courses: XML Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced; Introduction to Java; Introduction to ASP; and Introduction to HTML and one new GuideBook: XML Globalization and Best Practices: Using XML Schemas and XML-Data. The E-BizTech series of e-learning courses and GuideBooks allows information technology professionals to get the training they need to help facilitate e-business strategies for their companies.

“ActiveEducation created the E-BizTech series as part of our ongoing effort to help reduce the IT skills gap,” said Mike Jossi, ActiveEducation founder and CEO. “Businesses are spending billions to develop and implement strategic ”e-business“ initiatives to reduce their costs of doing business, increase customer satisfaction, and improve competitiveness. E-business technologies are core to these strategies, yet there is a shortage of 840,000 skilled IT workers in the U.S. alone. As a result, employers are urgently seeking high-quality, cost-effective ways to both upgrade the skills of their existing IT staffs and train new employees. This is why the content of ActiveEducation courses covers a wide range of business-enabling technologies for the beginning programmer to the most advanced developer.”

ActiveEducation’s e-learning courses are developed with a high degree of interactivity. The authors and technical editors are content experts with real-world experience. Each course is delivered via the Internet and is created with intuitive navigation and plenty of hands-on activities. ActiveEducation’s courses are a low -bandwidth solution requiring only a 56K modem connection, Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher browser, and a Shockwave plug-in.

ActiveEducation’s GuideBooks are designed as hands-on, step-by-step training manuals that may be used for self-paced learning, as a component for instructor-led training, or as a companion to ActiveEducation’s e-learning courses for a blended learning approach.

ActiveEducation, a private, venture-backed firm, was named Colorado’s 26th fastest growing technology company as ranked by Deloitte and Touche in their 1999 and 2000 Colorado Fast 50 award program. ActiveEducation has clients ranging from universities to Fortune 500 corporations. The company also creates customized training and provides content for Microsoft Press and PeoplePC. For more information, call 800-494-7367 or visit