Publishing Executives See the Future at their Annual Meeting

March 14, 2002

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). Learnframe’s LMS

then successfully compiled the learning objects into a course for delivery to

a student.

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. “We’ve 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

industry’s trade association, the Association of American Publishers (AAP),

LON is supporting the commercial adoption of SCORM-compliant learning objects.

Learning Objects Network’s educational and consulting services assist companies

in assessing the impact of SCORM on their businesses and in achieving SCORM


About Learnframe

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.

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