Sentient Learning Welcomes California State University

May 17, 2005

The California State University (CSU) is a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education. With 23 campuses, 409,000 students, and 44,000 faculty and staff, CSU is the largest, most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the United States of America; while playing a vital role in the growth and development of California’s economy.

With 23 campuses across the state of California, the CSU helps support a disparate and diverse technology environment. The CSU has use of learning management systems namely Blackboard and WebCT which are installed locally on almost all campuses. CSU campuses support various integrated library systems from several major vendors, including Dynix, Endeavour and Innovative. Additionally some of these Campuses use Metalib and SFX by Exlibris.

Sentient Learning’s flagship product, Sentient DISCOVER, is an intuitive learning resource management system which can help leverage investments in existing technologies and the learning resources they support. Sentient DISCOVER provides seamless integration between learning management systems; integrated library systems; open URL resolvers; institutional content repositories; online journal databases and learning object repositories.

Sentient DISCOVER provides a collaborative environment for Faculty, Students and Librarians to easily access, manage and share traditional and electronic learning resources within Blackboard and WebCT.

Andrew Davidson: CEO Sentient Learning commented:

“I am delighted that California State University System has selected Sentient DISCOVER as a core element in delivering their system wide “e-learning framework”. CSU are widely regarded as a thought leader in the use of technology in education; their decision reinforces our belief that the UK market leading Learning Resource Management product has international appeal within the higher education context, and demonstrates that Sentient DISCOVER adds value in the largest of learning organizations.”