eCollege AUSM Takes eLearning Courseware to a Whole New Level
DENVER – January 23, 2002 – eCollegeSM [Nasdaq: ECLG], the leading provider
of technology and services for online education programs, today announced that
eCollege AUSM, the next generation of its leading eLearning platform, provides
enhanced features not available through any other platform on the
market. Created entirely from faculty direction, eCollege AU is all "About
YouSM" – it’s about greater customization, about increased usability and
about unparalleled accessibility.
"eCollege AU reflects years of working with faculty members and really
listening to what they want and need in a teaching platform," said Oakleigh
Thorne, chairman and CEO of eCollege. "Our collaboration has resulted in
a platform that achieves new levels of customization, usability and accessibility,
exceeding both current and announced releases of competitive platforms."
Experienced product developers, instructional designers and faculty were responsible
for creating eCollege AU, a courseware so advanced it sets a new standard in
the functionality of eLearning tools.
* Accessibility – Exceeds Section 508 compliance through
enhanced courseware and comprehensive support services for disabled students
* ClassLiveSM – Offers an integrated suite of synchronous
tools including extensive math/science/accounting capabilities; graphing and
equation toolbars to facilitate live problem solving.
* CourseFlex NavigationSM – Gives faculty the option of
organizing their course the way they want, by sequential unit (e.g. week 1,2,3,
etc); feature/category (e.g. threaded discussions, readings, exams, etc.); or
a combination of both.
* Gradebook CalculatorSM – Provides unique functionality in
weighting, calculating and displaying grading components, as well as the student’s
* Content ConnectorSM – Allows for unique content linking to a
specific area of the course and/or course tools, enabling directed self-gating,
remediation and exam feedback references.
* Exam Builder PlusSM – Increases existing exam building
functionality by adding kick-out options, password protection, time-specific
scheduler, naming options and easy edit points.
* Course SchedulerSM – Operates as the centralized schedule
point for editing all access and end dates of exams, activities and units.
"We truly appreciate working with a company that not only listens to our
feedback, but also acts on it," said Deb Davidson, distance education coordinator
for the University of Massachusetts. "We are very excited about the advanced
features, especially ClassLive, which will help those departments that were
in need of more comprehensive math, accounting and chemistry tools – it’s opening
new doors for them. We believe the enhancements eCollege has made to an already
robust platform will help our faculty and students do more with eLearning than
was ever possible before."
eCollege’s fully hosted solution enables all of its customers to take advantage
of the latest advancements immediately with no additional purchase, upgrade
or installation required. eCollege AU has been pushed out in a series of releases
beginning December 18th, and is now seamlessly
deployed at all schools using the eCollege SystemSM.
eCollege [Nasdaq: ECLG] is the leading eLearning technology and services provider
to educational markets. eCollege designs, builds and supports high quality online
degree, certificate/diploma and professional development programs for colleges,
universities, school districts and state departments of education. eCollege’s
clients include such institutions as National University; Seton Hall University;
University of Colorado; DeVry University, Inc.; Kentucky Virtual High School;
and Microsoft Faculty Center. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered
in Denver. For more information, visit <www.eCollege.com>.
This release may contain forward-looking statements, as well as historical
information. Forward-looking statements may involve known or unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause the company’s actual results
and performance to differ materially from the company’s outlook, including,
but not limited to substantial and increasing competition in the online education
market and future technological developments by our competitors. Such forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date of this release. The company expressly
disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements
found herein to reflect any changes in company expectations or results or any
change in events.
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