ADC Selects click2learn for Global Enterprise e-Learning Initiative

October 10, 2000

For Immediate Release

BELLEVUE, WA, October 9, 2000 –, inc. (NASDAQ: CLKS), the

open e-Learning Network, today announced that ADC (NASDAQ:ADCT), a leading

global supplier of fiber optics, network equipment, software and integration

services for broadband multi-service networks, has selected click2learn’s

Ingenium learning management system as its backbone for a company-wide

e-Learning initiative.

ADC, The Broadband Company(tm), selected Ingenium for its flexibility and

scalability, as well as its ability to support ADC’s self-service and

prescriptive training models. ADC will use Ingenium to track and manage

instructor-led and online training for more than 20,000 learners.

With Ingenium, ADC will be able to integrate skills-gap analysis with

personalized training curriculums for each employee. ADC will use

click2learn’s innovative XML-based application integration solution,

Ingenium DUIT, to integrate their e-Learning initiative with SAP.

“As the telecommunications industry continues to rapidly evolve and grow,

ADC must provide employees with the opportunity to advance their knowledge

and expertise needed to ensure company success,” said George Mack, Director

of People and Organizational Development with ADC. “click2learn’s Ingenium

learning management solution gives us the best platform for building

e-Learning initiatives that all ADC employees around the globe can access


“ADC’s selection of click2learn reinforces why over four million users now

learn through Ingenium – scalability, flexibility, and the most highly

sophisticated learning management features backed by the industry’s most

experienced e-Learning solution provider,” said Kevin Oakes, President and

CEO of “With Ingenium, ADC can confidently build an

e-Learning infrastructure that will scale to meet their learning needs.”

About (NASDAQ: CLKS) provides an open e-Learning network

consisting of e-Learning content, learning management, and authoring and

publishing tools. By developing a powerful and full-featured outsourced

platform for e-Learning, and partnering with market-leading content

publishers, provides customers with an Application Service

Provider (ASP) model that gives organizations instant access to a vast and

constantly improving e-Learning Network. Customers of the e-Learning

Network enjoy access to thousands of the industry’s best courses, and use

browser-based publishing and learning management tools through a

custom-configured site that looks and feels like the organization’s

intranet. For company-specific content, clients are provided with access to’s expert development group using the Rapid e-Learning

Development System (ReDS), an ASP-based environment used to develop high

quality, custom content quickly for distribution on the network.

In addition to an outsourced solution, is a leader in

providing internal e-Learning implementations. The

enterprise e-Learning initiatives includes the market-leading Ingenium total

learning management solution, and the acclaimed ToolBook II Instructor and

Assistant authoring tools.

About ADC

ADC is The Broadband Company(TM). ADC’s fiber optics, network equipment,

software and integration services make broadband communications a reality

worldwide by enabling communications service providers to deliver high-speed

Internet, data, video and voice services to consumers and businesses. ADC

(NASDAQ: ADCT), has annual sales of over $2.8 billion and employs more than

20,900 people worldwide. ADC’s stock is included in the Standard & Poor’s

500 Index and the Nasdaq-100 Index. Learn more about ADC Telecommunications,

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This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and

uncertainties, including information contained in this document where

statements are preceded by, followed by or include the words “believes,”

“plans,” “intends,” “expects,” “anticipates” or similar expressions. For

such statements, The Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for

forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation

Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from the results

predicted, and reported results should not be considered as an indication of

future performance. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from

those contained in the forward-looking statements include market acceptance

of internet based training and the learning portal, the

ability to successfully implement virtual universities and

strategic relationships with content providers and other web-based

companies, the ability of those relationships to result in increased users

and increased revenues and the risk factors set forth in filings The Company

has made with the SEC.