Click2learn Announces Element K As Aspen Alliance Partner

May 14, 2002

Click2learn (Nasdaq:CLKS) announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with Element K, a pioneer in computer training and now a leading provider of e-learning solutions focused around information technology and business skills.

Under the terms of the agreement, Click2learn and Element K will work together to ensure the interoperability of Element K’s content with Click2learn’s award-winning Aspen Enterprise Learning Platform™. Additionally, the organizations will jointly market the combined solutions to select enterprise organizations.

“Our alliance with Click2learn will offer enterprises a powerful and comprehensive e-learning solution,” said Bruce Barnes, CEO of Element K. “Combining the power of Aspen with our broad course libraries, we can deliver high-quality, integrated solutions that meet a wide range of customer needs.”

Click2learn and Element K both actively promote the adoption of a unified technology standard, and have been among the first to demonstrate compliance with the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM™) 1.2 specification published by the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative. The alliance will allow the two companies to further leverage SCORM to help customers accelerate their business success.

“Working with leading content providers such as Element K allows us to provide an integrated package of platform and courseware to companies who want world class solutions without the integration concerns that can be common in this industry,” said Kevin Oakes, chairman and CEO of Click2learn. “This partnership is another example of Click2learn’s commitment to providing standards-based e-Learning solutions that are focused on getting our customers up and running as successfully, and as quickly, as possible.”

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 to improve workforce performance, educate customers, and publish large volumes of learning content. Click2learn’s clients include Accenture, Albertsons, American Airlines, AstraZeneca, Century 21, Fidelity Investments, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Pfizer, Symantec, and Towers Perrin. Based in Bellevue, Wash., Click2learn [, 800.448.6543] operates offices in the United States and Europe.

About Element K

Founded in 1982, Element K is a leading provider of e-learning solutions for information technology and business skills training to Fortune 1000 companies, universities, government organizations and individuals. A pioneer in computer training, courseware development and e-learning, the company offers more than 1000 information technology and business courses designed expressly for the Web. Element K’s integrated e-learning solutions feature instructor-facilitated online courses, self-paced tutorials, vLabs hands-on lab technology, a comprehensive reference library and dynamic interaction with experts and peers. Its online learning environment is integrated with a powerful learning management system.

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 Click2learn’s e-learning solutions and competing e-learning offerings, the ability to successfully implement Click2learn’s solutions and increase revenues, the ability to successfully address technological developments and standards and the risk factors set forth in filings the Company has made with the SEC.

Click2learn, Aspen and ToolBook are trademarks of Click2learn. All other company and product names are the trademarks of their respective owners.



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