eCollegeSM Offers Free Conversion of Course Content to its Platform

April 25, 2002

“We have made it as easy as possible for institutions to standardize across campus with our highly reliable and easy-to-use solution,” said Oakleigh Thorne, chairman and CEO of eCollege. “Current and prospective customers have told us that they are frustrated with the high cost, unreliable performance and lack of support of other course management systems. Our course conversion options coupled with our free on-campus offer enable institutions to leverage the latest technology and superior support of eCollege AU.”

eCollege will convert course content for free based on future commitments to an online program. eCollege is also offering reduced hourly conversion rates for institutions that want to migrate to eCollege AU, but don’t want to commit to future business. Additionally, eCollege is offering a special “Train the Converter” on-site workshop for institutions that want to convert the content themselves. For more information on the specifics of the offer, please call 888-376-9496.

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.; New England College of Finance; and the Kentucky Virtual High School. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Denver. For more information, visit

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