Click2learn Expands Aspen European Partner Network into Scandinavia with Addition of Danish Partner DanskMedieDesign

October 29, 2002

In addition to introducing the Aspen Productivity Suite(TM) into the Scandinavian market, DanskMedieDesign will also offer implementation, support and specialist consulting around Click2learn’s Aspen platform and custom content development.

Aspen 2.0 has been architected to enable the capture, creation, management and dissemination of corporate knowledge in real time to improve workforce productivity and business performance. The industry’s first integrated, comprehensive learning and productivity suite, Aspen combines a Learning Management System (LMS), a Learning Content Management System (LCMS) and a Virtual Classroom (VC) capability.

“We wanted to enter the corporate learning space and, after careful consideration, identified Aspen as the best solution on the market, with the added benefit of extensive support from its London-based European headquarters,” commented Tom Skovbon, CEO, DanskMedieDesign. “We have a number of customers already using Click2learn’s authoring tools. As part of the Aspen European Partner Network, we will now be able to provide them with a fully integrated end-to-end platform incorporating content creation, management, delivery and measurement.”

“Scandinavia is a complex multi-lingual territory, which makes it crucial to have a partner on the ground that can work in all four local languages. This ability, as well as DanskMedieDesign’s extensive experience designing learning media for the publishing industry, make it the ideal choice to deliver our workforce productivity solutions within the Scandinavian market,” commented Stephen Bennett, VP Europe, Click2learn. “As with all of our European partners, our key objective is to provide every support in order to transfer knowledge to complement DanskMedieDesign’s existing expertise.”

About Aspen

The highly acclaimed Aspen enterprise productivity application suite enables organizations to strategically manage corporate knowledge and workforce productivity to improve business performance.

With Aspen 2.0, the newest version of the Aspen Suite, organizations can — for the first time — enjoy a comprehensive, integrated solution for their learning needs. Aspen facilitates information management, knowledge exchange and multi-modal training, all under one platform with one seamless user experience. The Aspen Suite 2.0 Suite consists of separate, but integrated modules such as:

— Learning Management (LMS)

— Learning Content Management (LCMS)

— Virtual Classroom (VCS)

— Performance Management

— Collaboration, Knowledge Exchange & Instant Messaging

— Information Management

— Simulation Creating and Editing

— Auditing & Compliance Tracking

Whether organizations choose to deploy the entire Aspen suite, or to integrate select Aspen applications with existing infrastructure, Aspen’s standards-based (AICC, SCORM, XML, etc.) modular and open architecture is designed to lower the total cost of ownership of learning solutions.

About DanskMedieDesign

DanskMedieDesign provides web development solutions, multimedia productions and desktop publishing to publishing houses and other businesses that work with content-heavy media and e-learning. Based on 20 years experience designing media for the publishing industry, DanskMedieDesign is highly competent in all areas of media design and has a thorough knowledge of the learning and publishing business. For more information, visit

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 Productivity 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, 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, Europe, Japan and Australia.

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