American Public University System Upgrades Learning Program
ARLINGTON, Va. – Aug. 19, 2004 – American Public University System has launched a new, comprehensive online student services software system called â€œPartnership At a Distanceâ€ (PAD), built by Internosis, a privately held IT services firm. Conceived by American Public University System and built by Internosis, the Web-based PAD system is aimed at improving the student experience. The University System can now better track – and respond to – student needs, interests and performance. Plus, the system has the scalability and reliability needed to support growing student enrollment.
Internosis developed the multi-million dollar PAD system leveraging its expertise in Microsoft .NET technology.
â€œOur focus is always on the students – and how to make their learning experience better,â€ says Wally Boston, chief executive officer for American Public University System, a distance learning institution serving 11,000 adult learners worldwide. â€œWe looked to Internosis to further improve our quality of student service. Internosis came through – helping us at every stage of the project – and delivered just the kind of rich, Web-based system we needed.â€
PAD handles the entire delivery, management and tracking of student services. This spans every touch point, from initial contact through to graduation and alumni affairs. Students can view their entire degree path, including current and completed courses, approved transfer credit and any remaining courses they need before graduation, allowing them to more clearly understand where they stand in relation to their academic goals. PAD also logs information, such as schedule changes, class additions and drops that allows the University System to better counsel students.
The multi-year PAD project used key Microsoft technologies. It integrated multiple systems, from front-end Web sites to ASP-based classroom systems – as well as back-office financial systems, both American Public University System-based as well as services provided by partners such as credit card authorization. Among other benefits, PAD will minimize manual transactions and decrease administrative costs.
â€œWe are extremely proud of our work with American Public University System in launching such a rich online university experience in PAD,â€ said Robert Stalick, chief executive officer of Internosis. â€œIn partnering with them to deliver this solution, we leveraged a diverse skill-set including IT strategy, infrastructure, application development, IT security and managed services. The result was a successful collaboration as the University System completed this important business-driven technology change.â€
About American Public University System
American Military University (AMU) – the first of American Public University Systemâ€™s three institutions (AMU, American Public University and American Community College) – was founded in 1993. Classes are delivered 100 percent online, and students include active military, guard and reserve members, those who serve (or want to serve) in the national security and public safety communities, and other interested scholars. American Public University System delivers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, serving 11,000 students studying in 110 countries. Visit www.apus.edu to learn more.
Internosis provides business-driven IT services integrating Microsoft technologies in the enterprise. With professional services in IT strategy, application development, IT infrastructure, and productivity services, Internosis delivers predictable outcomes as it helps clients manage technology change. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and six-time Microsoft Partner of the Year, Internosis has unmatched expertise in Microsoft and related technologies. Its consultants and engineers have architected and integrated reliable enterprise applications and infrastructures that maximize return on Microsoft investment. Internosis applies its qualified technologists, disciplined process and innovative solutions experience to help clients minimize risk and maximize productivity around directory services, knowledge management, collaboration and end-to-end migrations. Internosis clients include leading businesses across industries as well as agencies and divisions of federal, state and local governments. For more information, please visit www.internosis.com .