Publishing Executives See the Future at their Annual Meeting
Boston, MA & Draper, UT March 11, 2002 Learning Objects Network,
Inc. (LON), an Internet infrastructure company and Learnframe, the leading
developer of e-Learning infrastructure technologies, demonstrated the unique
ability to deliver real time training and performance support information from
multiple distributed repositories of standard reusable learning objects. This
exciting demonstration took place at the annual meeting of the Association of
American Publishers (AAP) on February 28, 2002.
Together with their partners, LON and Learnframe, set up a working demonstration
with live Internet links that displayed the power of a SCORM-compliant distributed
networking environment. LON demonstrated the ability to search the LON learning
object registry, locate learning objects in three repositories, and deliver
them to the Learnframe learning management system (LMS). Learnframes LMS
then successfully compiled the learning objects into a course for delivery to
Pearson Education, Sikorsky Aircraft, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Medantic,
and Advanced Practice Strategies provided content for the demonstration. Dynamic
course sequencing was provided by iDL Systems and InXight provided advanced
visual searching technology.
Emerging industry and technical standards was a key theme for the annual assembly
of publishing leaders. Michael Eisner, Disney Chairman, outlined the urgent
need for Digital Rights protection for the creative talent.
Michael Parmentier, Director of Training and Readiness for the Department of
Defense (DoD), described DoD efforts to produce learning technology standards
for digital objects to be used in training, education, and performance support
throughout defense agencies. Development of the new standards called SCORM (Shareable
Content Object Reference Model) has involved the collaboration of industry,
academia, standards bodies and the DoD. Parmentier also communicated that suppliers
to the various defense agencies will need to provide training and documentation
consistent with the new standards or risk loosing government business.
We were very pleased to demonstrate the benefits of the new standards,
said John Purcell, president of Learning Objects Network. Weve been
delighted to work with the leaders of the publishing industry to speed commercial
adoption of the SCORM specifications with the goal of reducing costs and development
time and obtaining new sources of revenue.
Learnframe was pleased with the outcome of the conference, said
Ralph Mason, president of Learnframe. Our relationship with LON delivers
the promise of SCORM and highlights a technology partnership that will continue
to develop advanced e-Learning solutions. This relationship with LON has opened
new doors and opportunities and we are excited about future possibilities.
Response to the demonstration was extremely positive. As a result, LON and
Learnframe have been asked to present their demonstration to different government
agencies and set up early implementation in some organizations.
About Learning Objects Network, Inc.
Learning Objects Network (LON) is an Internet infrastructure company enabling
secure commerce in high value digital content. LON is implementing secure SCORM-compliant
networks for defense agencies and their key suppliers. This includes a commercial
learning object registry service based on the publishing industry standard Digital
Object Identifier technology that enables content to be easily searched, located,
and retrieved. LON has been working closely with the ADL initiative of the U.S.
Department of Defense through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
(CRADA) to design and build a distributed network of SCORM-compliant repositories
and search capabilities. Through a strategic partnership with the publishing
industrys trade association, the Association of American Publishers (AAP),
LON is supporting the commercial adoption of SCORM-compliant learning objects.
Learning Objects Networks educational and consulting services assist companies
in assessing the impact of SCORM on their businesses and in achieving SCORM
Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Draper, Utah, Learnframe develops state-of-the-art
e-Learning solutions for enterprises of any size, government agencies, learning
providers and Internet businesses around the world. Learnframe’s premier enterprise
infrastructure product, Nebo, is based on an open architecture that quickly
and seamlessly integrates any content, providing an advanced level of automated
training administration. Other products and services include Pinnacle,
Learnframe’s sophisticated learning management system designed for small and
medium-sized businesses, the Learnframe Learning Center, which has the
largest online library of CBT, WBT, text, audio and video courses on the market
with an e-commerce front end. Learnframe’s Professional Services Practice, a
product and transition consulting service, assists customers in implementing
the correct solution. Customers include Compaq, Lucent Technologies, PeopleSoft,
Rockwell Collins and Whirlpool.
For more information, please contact Ron Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Cameron Balagna at email@example.com
or call 800.738.9800. Visit www.learnframe.com
for product and company details.