Deloitte Consulting selects Click2Learn’s Aspen Platform for Content Development
Click2learn (NASDAQ: CLKS) today announced that
Deloitte Consulting has selected the Aspen Content Development Server™ to develop
content for some of its clients’ training initiatives.
Deloitte Consulting will use Aspen’s LCMS capabilities primarily to create
interactive and reusable course content, or learning objects, for its global
"Using Aspen, we’ll be able to rapidly develop custom web-based training
content for our clients," said Leigh Kelleher, principal, Deloitte Consulting.
"Our decision to use Click2learn’s Aspen was made after an extensive review
of their technology, corporate direction, and organizational capabilities, all
of which demonstrated a strong position in the e-Learning industry and synergy
with the Deloitte Consulting approach."
Using Aspen LCMS technology, Deloitte Consulting’s developers and subject matter
experts will be able to collaboratively create interactive content based on
reusable learning objects. This modular content allows course content and materials
to be developed much more quickly dramatically reducing the time and
costs associated with creating and managing content for large-scale learning
programs. This is especially useful for customizing learning tracks according
to the unique learning requirements of different divisions or geographic regions.
The resulting content, which complies with the latest SCORM standards, is compatible
with any SCORM-compliant learning management system.
In addition, Deloitte Consulting will use Aspen to catalogue a large library
of existing learning content – including Word® and PowerPoint® documents
and ToolBookTM e-Learning modules. By bringing this content into a central repository,
it can be added to searchable knowledge bases and shared with colleagues to
streamline the content development process.
"We’re pleased to see Aspen used as an LCMS backbone for Deloitte Consulting’s
training and performance support practices. As the e-Learning market evolves,
and the scope of projects increase, we expect to see more corporations working
with trusted consultants for their strategic e-Learning programs," said
Kevin Oakes, chairman and CEO of Click2learn. "Our affiliation with Deloitte
Consulting, one of the most trusted business consultant firms in the world,
will provide us with an important channel to expand our LCMS technology within
the Global 2000 marketplace."
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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.