Click2learn and Interwise Partner to Integrate Leading Learning Technologies

October 4, 2001

Click2learn (NASDAQ:CLKS) and Interwise joined forces today to integrate Click2learn’s Aspen™ Enterprise Learning Platform and the Interwise live e-Learning software solution.

The partnership will allow Click2learn to seamlessly deliver, track and manage all synchronous learning events offered by Interwise– including virtual classrooms, live iMentoring sessions, scheduled or ad hoc group meetings, as well as larger broadcast sessions.

The update further expands Click2learn’s ability to provide its clients with a fully unified platform from which to manage comprehensive “blended” learning initiatives, which allow organizations to target learning delivery methods to learning goals. With Aspen, corporations can incorporate self-paced, personalized e-Learning content, live or pre-recorded learning events and webcasts, online collaboration and mentoring capabilities, as well as instructor-led training sessions into their learning programs.

“Organizations today have neither the time nor the desire to patch together the features they need to capture, manage and disseminate knowledge. They want a system that handles all of their blended learning needs– including traditional classes, asynchronous online courses and live virtual classrooms– and a system that actively encourages individuals to share what they know through collaboration and mentoring,” said Sudheer Koneru, executive vice president of products and strategy at Click2learn.

“We’re proud to add Interwise as a key partner in delivering a seamless, blended learning experience, particularly since Interwise technology has been widely praised for its innovative and collaborative capabilities for live e-Learning.”

The integration goes beyond simple data sharing, fully meshing Interwise technology with Aspen’s infrastructure. This allows program administrators to manage all synchronous, asynchronous and classroom-based programs from a single user interface, saving administrative time. From the Aspen menu, administrators will be able to create courses and sessions within Interwise, create learner accounts and IDs and enroll learners in Interwise sessions, along with all other types of learning events. Similarly, users who log into Aspen can select Interwise sessions along with all other online learning modules or classroom course options.

“Our decision to expand our partnership with Click2learn and integrate our technologies was a simple one. Click2learn’s new Aspen technology is one of the most powerful platforms available today on which to deliver Interwise virtual training,” said Frank Zvi, president and CEO, Interwise. “Our two companies already have several clients in common, and we look forward to working with Click2learn to provide future joint clients with advanced technologies that will improve their business performance.”

Described by industry analysts as the new model for enterprise learning technology, Click2learn’s Aspen platform is designed to facilitate the capture, management and dissemination of corporate knowledge to improve productivity and business performance.

The platform, which began shipping in September, has an open architecture and is made up of three modular but independent components that are designed to work as an integrated system. The Aspen Learning Management Server is used for competency management, skills-gap analysis, tracking of assessments and resource management for either e-Learning or instructor-led training. The Aspen Content Development Server is used to rapidly author highly effective e-Learning content and manage large, team-based content development projects. And the Aspen Learning Experience Server delivers a personalized learning experience to improve knowledge transfer and facilitate knowledge exchange with a community of peers and experts.

Interwise provides a comprehensive live e-Learning and collaboration solution that integrates voice, video and data streams in a single-product platform. Customers interact in real-time using Interwise Millennium, which operates on the Interwise Expressway™, a global server network that optimizes bandwidth and performance. Global 2000 organizations, including leading technology, financial, training, communications, healthcare and manufacturing companies, are currently using Interwise to provide the learning and collaborative infrastructure necessary to meet business objectives.

About Interwise

Interwise, the foremost provider of eLearning and collaborative communications software and services, is the first and only company to offer a single-product platform capable of delivering competitive advantage and demonstrable return-on-investment. For mentoring, virtual classrooms and Webinars, Interwise uses one interface to transmit voice, data and video over the Internet. Interwise is the choice of Fortune 1000® companies such as Computer Associates, Microsoft, NTT Communications, PeopleSoft and SAP, Tyson Foods and Volkswagen France. Visit us at

About Click2learn

Click2learn (NASDAQ:CLKS) is a provider of enterprise software for Global 2000 organizations seeking to capture, manage and disseminate knowledge throughout their extended enterprise. Using Click2learn’s Aspen Enterprise Learning Platform, organizations can deploy highly interactive, personalized learning initiatives to achieve strategic business objectives. Many of the world’s best-known corporations use Click2learn’s technology and award-winning content development services to improve workforce performance, educate customers, and publish large volumes of learning content. Click2learn’s clients include Microsoft, Fidelity Investments, Wells Fargo, Symantec, Prudential, American Airlines, ADC Telecommunications, Ernst & Young and the New York Stock Exchange.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., Click2learn (, 800.448.6543) operates offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan.

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