eCollegeSM Implements New Technology, Enabling a “Peerless” Connection

April 4, 2001

DENVER – April 2, 2001 – eCollegeSM [Nasdaq: ECLG], an eLearning software

and services provider, today announced that new advancements in its

technology infrastructure enable a “peerless” connection among its users

with different ISP’s. The new technology greatly reduces the need to

transfer across networks within the Internet, as if eCollege and all of its

customers were on the same network.

“Having a peerless infrastructure means that educators and students will

experience a faster connection to their eLearning environment because they

don’t have to go through peering points where their ISP must connect with

their school’s, a faculty member’s, or another student’s ISP,” said John

Collins, vice president of Information Services at eCollege. “The new

technology provides administrators, faculty, and students with an even

higher level of service and support than they have already come to know and

expect from eCollege.”

A peerless infrastructure translates into greater availability and

performance. The new technology improves the company’s redundant Internet

connectivity, ultimately improving reliability and Internet access times.

These advancements apply to customers running the eCollege software in

eCollege’s hosted environment, or as an option when they run the software on

their own servers.

About eCollege

eCollege [Nasdaq: ECLG] is an eLearning software and services provider.

Comprised of educators and technologists, eCollege partners with colleges,

universities, schools and corporations to design, build and support high

quality learning communities. eCollege’s Educational Partners 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 .

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information. Forward-looking statements may involve known or unknown risks,

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and performance to differ materially from the company’s outlook. Such

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Kristi Bledsoe

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