Pathlore Extends Technology Leadership with Expanded Support for Virtual Classroom Services
Cupertino, Calif. – 1/25/05 – Pathlore Software Corporation, a global leader in providing learning management software and services to industry and government, today announced the latest additions to its CollaborationPathâ„¢ family of Virtual Classroom Connectors. Interwise iMeeting and Microsoft Live Meeting join the industryâ€™s richest portfolio of out-of-the-box learning management system connectors, which currently includes Centra7, Interwise iClass, and WebEx Training Center. Using a simple configuration setting, Pathloreâ€™s industry leading Virtual Classroom Connector technology allows customers to independently select and integrate popular virtual classroom/web conferencing services with the Pathlore Learning Management System (LMS).
Virtual classrooms allow employees, business partners and customers to access training over the Web. Instructors and domain experts can cost-effectively communicate with a geographically distributed audience and record the session for playback. The Pathlore LMS manages the administration and reporting associated with virtual classroom sessions. Common processes â€“ such as registration and results tracking â€“ are administered in precisely the same manner as traditional classroom-based instruction and self-paced e-learning. This makes it relatively easy for organizations to implement a â€œblended learningâ€ strategy.
â€œOur technology integration sets us apart from our competitors who require an expensive, professional services engagement to integrate their learning management systems with the customerâ€™s virtual classroom service of choice,â€ said Leonard Greenberg, Pathloreâ€™s chief technology officer. â€œVirtual classrooms are part of an organizationâ€™s collaboration infrastructure, and we want to support the IT choices our customers make. Our modular Virtual Classroom Connector technology is also â€˜LMS-release independent.â€™ So you can expect to see Pathlore rapidly add support for additional connectors, such as IBM and others, that simply plug into our LMS.â€
â€œPathlore now supports a scaleable range of Interwise e-learning solutions with the addition of iMeeting,â€ said MaryAlice Colen, vice president and chief learning officer of Interwise. â€œBoth iClass and iMeeting are parts of our ECP ConnectÃ” enterprise conferencing solution, which delivers e-learning, web conferencing and voice conferencing in one integrated software solution. Integration with learning management systems such as Pathloreâ€™s is key to meeting e-learning customer demand.â€
Customers come to Interwise for true enterprise conferencing when they are looking for more than simple web meetings. Interwiseâ€™s award-winning ECP Connect is an integrated data, video, and voice conferencing solution for delivering real-time multimedia eLearning, collaboration, and communications across the extended enterprise. A leading choice of Global 2000 companies, Interwise maintains a presence in more than 20 countries through a direct sales force, distributors, value-added resellers and systems integrators.