Launch of Sentient DISCOVER & New WebCT PowerLink™

October 30, 2003

The Sentient DISCOVER PowerLink for WebCT Campus Edition 4.1 will enable course designers to add all manner of library managed learning resources directly into their WebCT course. This PowerLink will enhance resource discovery for faculty, manage the links to learning resources, whilst providing the library with invaluable management information concerning the projected utilisation of resources.

Andrew Davidson, CEO of Sentient Learning commented: “We are delighted to have developed a WebCT PowerLink for Sentient DISCOVER. WebCT has thousands of customers around the world, many of whom have library managed learning resources. WebCT enhanced with the Sentient DISCOVER PowerLink, will significantly improve access and utilisation of library resources, such as books and journal articles”.

Sentient DISCOVER is the most innovative learning resource management system in the world. Acting as a system integrator, Sentient DISCOVER links disparate systems such as resource databases, journal providers, library systems, OpenURL resolvers and course management systems. Sentient DISCOVER is library system independent, bringing 90% of the world’s OPAC-enabled library systems in to WebCT, such as ALEPH, Geoweb, Innopac, Sirsi, Talis & Voyager etc.

As a contributing member to the IMS Global Learning Consortium, Sentient Learning is committed to interoperability, helping institutions to leverage investments in existing technologies and learning resources.

Carol Vallone, President and CEO, of WebCT commented: “We are pleased that Sentient Learning has developed a new PowerLink for WebCT Campus Edition 4.1. This new PowerLink further extends the capabilities of WebCT Campus Edition platform by bringing seamless links to the course environment and increasing the usage of high quality library materials made available through WebCT.”

Since January 2003, more than 34 universities & colleges have chosen Sentient DISCOVER over alternative systems, including: the London School of Economics, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine & Drexel University, Philadelphia.

Sentient Learning always delivers the most innovative features first, but also with great consideration of accessibility, interoperability and usability. Sentient Learning continues to deliver advanced e-learning solutions to universities and colleges, enhancing the quality of Learning & Teaching throughout the world.

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