IntraLearn Enables Verizon Literacy University to Offer Free Literacy Programs
Northboro, MA – IntraLearn Software Corporation, the leading supplier of configurable e-Learning software applications to the mid-market, announced that IntraLearn is the e-Learning infrastructure supporting the award-winning Verizon Literacy University, an online university created by Proliteracy Worldwide and the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) to support literacy programs and to recruit and train literacy volunteers with free online courses.
Verizon Literacy University is using e-Learning and technology to draw attention to the problem of low literacy skills in this country, attract volunteers to literacy programs and provide a training resource for both the general public and literacy program staffs. IntraLearn’s flexible business model has allowed this to be done at no cost to the end users. y The Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles chose VLU as the winner of Outstanding Achievement in Interactive/Online Media because of its “strong focus on the importance of literacy resources to the field and community.”
“Building a Web-based training resource for the literacy community is a challenge,” said Robert Wedgeworth, president of Proliteracy Worldwide. “IntraLearn offers us an easy-to-use interface well-suited for the needs of our diverse audience of tutors, learners and other stakeholders. It requires no special programming knowledge to author a course and it is easy for new online learners to navigate the system.” ProLiteracy plans to grow the number of courses available on Verizon Literacy University from 15 by year’s-end to 27 by the end of 2004.
Evan Lenson, vice president of business development for IntraLearn Software Corporation, said “IntraLearn is proud to be able to contribute to this major initiative and to serve as the enabling technology in the effort to recruit and train more people from literacy organizations and the general public interested in learning about literacy and volunteering.”
About IntraLearn Software Corporation
IntraLearn Software Corporation is the leading provider of shrink-wrapped e-Learning applications for corporations, academic institutions and associations. With operations in England, Brazil, Singapore and India, IntraLearn software is distributed worldwide through authorized IntraLearn resellers and LSPs to more than 1,000 major organizations in 40 countries in 17 languages. IntraLearn is a member of the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program. For more information, call 508.393.2277, email email@example.com, or visit www.intralearn.com.
About Proliteracy Worldwide
ProLiteracy Worldwide is a nonprofit organization. Its mission is to sponsor educational programs and services designed to empower adults and their families by assisting them to acquire the literacy practices and skills they need to function more effectively in their daily lives and participate in the transformation of their societies.
About the National Center for Family Literacy
The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) works to ensure that parents and children have the literacy skills they need to succeed. NCFL is recognized worldwide as the leader in family literacy development, providing training and resources for thousands of practitioners and administrators annually.