eCollege(SM) Gives Publishers an Easy and Cost Effective Way to Increase Distribution

April 10, 2002

eCollege(SM) [Nasdaq: ECLG], a provider of

technology and services for online higher education programs, announced

the launch of its Publisher Toolkit(SM), enabling publishers to easily extend

the distribution of their quality content to faculty and students through the

eCollege AUSM platform.The Publisher Toolkit provides publishers with an industry-leading

infrastructure, professional services, PIN technology, and end-user support

to deliver their content online.

"Our Publisher Toolkit gives publishers a cost effective way to increase

content distribution to our reachable student population of approximately two

million students," said Oakleigh Thorne, chairman and CEO of eCollege.

"Publishers can leverage their existing processes, distribution, and content

formats to easily transfer their content into the eCollege platform. Once their

content has been implemented in our system, we can support faculty and students

through our 24×7 help desk to give users a positive online learning experience."

Publishers can ensure the security of their content through an assigned PIN

(personal identification number) that can be bundled with the textbook and used

by students to access the content online.Because eCollege is an ASP and hosts

the course content in a highly reliable and secure environment, publishers don’t

have to invest in hardware and software, nor dedicate scarce technology staff

and resources.The Publisher Toolkit also includes reporting functions to track

the content by the PIN, course adoption and institution. "Our publisher

program will give faculty and administrators access to Web available content

from leading publishers," said Thorne."For those institutions starting

new online programs, this should reduce the time and effort needed to get their

online courses up and


About eCollege

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; University of Massachusetts

Amherst; University of Colorado; Drexel University; DeVry University, Inc.;

and the Kentucky Virtual High School.The company was founded in 1996 and is

headquartered in Denver. For more information, visit

This news release contains "forward-looking statements"

within the meaning of the securities laws.These statements are based on management’s

current expectations and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks.

Actual results may differ materially.Important factors that could cause actual

results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in the

forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, our network infrastructure

and computer systems failing; future technological advances by our competitors;

our ability to contract with content vendors; substantial and increasing competition

in the online education market; the general downturn in the U.S. economy; the

possibility that we may not be able to achieve continued growth or maintain

current levels of revenue; and such other factors as are discussed in our most

recent Form 10-K Annual Report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

("SEC"), which you are encouraged to review in connection with this

release. We believe that these forward-looking statements are reasonable, however,

you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which are

based on current expectations and speak only as of the date of this release.

We are not obligated to publicly release any revisions to forward-looking statements

to reflect events after the date of this release.

eCollege and eCollege AU are service marks of eCollege. All other trademarks

and service marks or registered trademarks or service marks are the property

of their respective owners.