Largest Worldwide IT Training Company Adopts Click2learn’s Aspen to Create and Manage Learning Programs for Up to 15 Million Users

November 12, 2002

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 12, 2002–Click2learn

(Nasdaq:CLKS) announced today that New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, Inc., the world’s largest IT training company, will deploy the entire Aspen Productivity Suite(TM) to create, deliver and manage its groundbreaking Integrated Learning program.

Aspen will power the Integrated Learning program in over 270 centers in 49 countries around the world, with a potential to reach more than 15 million corporate and individual users.

New Horizons Integrated Learning is a comprehensive approach to training that guides each learner through all stages of their learning lifecycle. Consisting of multiple methods of training, from classroom to e-learning, the learning experience is supported by a wide range of products and services that assess, reinforce, support and validate the transfer of knowledge.

To manage the different elements of the Integrated Learning program over the past several years, New Horizons had previously implemented multiple, disparate systems, which ultimately proved to be unwieldy. Through Aspen, New Horizons will be providing a single, unified point of access for learners and knowledge workers, managers, instructors and administrators across all of its target audiences, including enterprise accounts, small-to-medium businesses, and individual end-user consumers.

“As a global training company, our success depends on reaching millions of users worldwide with a robust, yet easy-to-use offering. A learning technology that we can rely on as the backbone for our Integrated Learning strategy is a mission-critical decision for us,” said Jess Hartmann, New Horizons CIO and VP. “We evaluated a wide range of solutions and chose Aspen. We believe it is the most scalable, comprehensive offering on the market and we’re confident it can meet the demands of such a large audience. Click2learn is an ideal supplier that will help us build a flexible and adaptive learning management system which is critical to providing comprehensive Integrated Learning solutions.”

“We are delighted to be working with New Horizons, a company with whom we share a common dedication to corporate learning solutions focused on improving productivity,” said Kevin Oakes, chairman and CEO of Click2learn. “New Horizons need for a large-scale, global solution was a perfect fit for the full power, rich functionality and scalability of the Aspen Suite. Through the strategic use of Aspen, we look forward to helping New Horizons provide a superior product to customers worldwide who rely on them for quality training.”

About Aspen

The highly acclaimed Aspen enterprise productivity application suite enables organizations to strategically manage corporate knowledge and workforce productivity to improve business performance.

With Aspen 2.0, the newest version of the Aspen Productivity Suite(TM), organizations can – for the first time – enjoy a comprehensive, integrated solution for their learning needs. Aspen facilitates information management, knowledge exchange and multi-modal training, all under one platform with one seamless user experience. The Aspen Suite 2.0 Suite consists of separate, but integrated modules such as:

— Learning Management (LMS)

— Learning Content Management (LCMS)

— Virtual Classroom (VCS)

— Performance Management

— Collaboration, Knowledge Exchange & Instant Messaging

— Information Management

— Simulation Creating and Editing

— Auditing & Compliance Tracking

Whether organizations choose to deploy the entire Aspen suite, or to integrate select Aspen applications with existing infrastructure, Aspen’s standards-based (AICC, SCORM, XML, etc.) modular and open architecture is designed to lower the total cost of ownership of learning solutions.

About Click2learn

Click2learn (Nasdaq:CLKS) is a provider of enterprise software for Global 2000 organizations seeking to capture, manage and disseminate knowledge throughout their extended enterprise. Using Click2learn’s Aspen Productivity Platform, organizations can deploy highly interactive, personalized learning initiatives to achieve strategic business objectives. Many of the world’s best-known corporations use Click2learn’s technology to improve workforce performance, educate customers, and publish large volumes of learning content. Click2learn’s clients include Accenture, American Airlines, AstraZeneca, Century 21, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Pfizer, Symantec, and Towers Perrin. Based in Bellevue, Wash., Click2learn (, 800/448-6543) operates offices in the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including information contained in this document where statements are preceded by, followed by or include the words “believes,” “plans,” “intends,” “expects,” “anticipates” or similar expressions. For such statements, The Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted, and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements include, market acceptance of Click2learn’s e-learning solutions and competing e-learning offerings, the ability to successfully implement Click2learn’s solutions and increase revenues, the ability to successfully address technological developments and standards and the risk factors set forth in filings the Company has made with the SEC.

Click2learn and Aspen are trademarks of Click2learn. All other company and product names are the trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Click2learn

Karen Peck, 425/637-1643


John Atherly, 425/637-1557 (Investor Relations)