Element K Partners With CNET Networks to Deliver E-Learning to World’s Largest Online Community of IT Professionals

June 21, 2001

Element K recently announced a new partnership with CNET Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNET – news) to power “SmartPlanet” (http://www.smartplanet.com), CNET Networks’ online learning service. Element K, an e-Learning pioneer and provider of online training solutions to more than 4,300 organizations, will provide CNET Networks with its fully-hosted e-Learning solution, including its learning management and e-commerce platforms, online self-study and instructor-led courses, and other select services.

“Element K’s e-Learning solution is a great fit for our SmartPlanet service, with its focus on IT and business training offerings, and its attention to the individual learning experience,” said Barry Briggs, president of CNET Networks’ Media division. “Our network of trusted brands attracts the largest IT community on the Web. SmartPlanet adds significantly to the CNET Networks’ user experience by providing this audience with valuable professional growth opportunities.”

Through CNET Networks’ websites, SmartPlanet offers the world’s largest community of IT professionals the convenience of online education, enabling business professionals to gain marketplace skills that help them compete in today’s demanding, technology-centric workplace environment.

“Partnerships with industry leaders like CNET Networks reinforce Element K’s position as a preferred online training provider,” said Terry Nulty, president of Element K. “Through the power of our partners’ brands, we are able to consistently deliver a uniquely fulfilling training experience to IT and business professionals and expand our reach into new markets.”

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