The University of Memphis Selects Element K for E-learning

June 16, 2002

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 12, 2002 – Element K, a leading provider of training solutions for information technology and business skills, today announced that it has formed a three-year agreement with The University of Memphis, a leading urban state university with 20,000 students, to provide University students, faculty, and staff with a web-based e-learning solution.

The agreement covers 2500 users, and will allow students, faculty, and staff access to desktop and IT training. Faculty will leverage Element K as a tool to educate students and as a strong adjunct to business and engineering curriculum. Element K also will be used as a part of a blended solution, supplementing ILT training for staff. The solution, which is already available within the campus community, will be formally rolled as a component of the University’s Advanced Learning Center, a campus-wide initiative to accelerate the faculty’s incorporation of technology into the educational experience. The Advanced Learning Center is set to kickoff on July 1, 2002.

“The University of Memphis is dedicated to being a leader in technology, and we want to ensure that the Memphis educational experience moves into the 21st century,” said Dr. Jim Penrod, CIO and vice president of the University. “E-learning is a strategic component of The University of Memphis’ Advanced Learning Center as a way to elevate technical skills and facilitate FITness (Fluency with Information Technology) growth within the campus population.”

“The University of Memphis is a leading University committed to technology as part of the educational experience, and we’re pleased they’ve selected Element K for such a strategic component of their campus-wide effort,” said Terry Nulty, president of Element K. “Their decision confirms Element K’s growing presence in the higher education community.”

About The University of Memphis

The University of Memphis is a comprehensive urban university committed to scholarly accomplishments of our students and faculty and to the enhancement of our community. The University of Memphis offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 50 majors and 70 concentrations, master’s degrees in 46 subjects and doctoral degrees in 21 disciplines, in addition to the Juris Doctor (law) and a specialist degree in education. The University of Memphis campus is located on 1,160 acres with nearly 200 buildings at more than four sites. During a typical semester, students come from almost every state and many foreign countries. The average age of full-time undergraduates is 23. More information on the University can be found at

About Element K

Founded in 1982, Element K is a leading provider of e-learning solutions for information technology and business skills training serving Fortune 1000 companies, universities, government organizations and individuals. A pioneer in IT training, courseware development and e-learning, the company’s Web site ( offers subscribers in 144 countries 24/7 access to more than 800 online courses on a wide range of IT and business topics. These include office productivity, design and media, computer programming, Web development, databases, hardware networks and operating systems, Cisco internetworking and telephony, as well as e-business, project and business management, and workplace safety.

Element K’s integrated online solutions feature instructor-led online courses, self-paced tutorials, a comprehensive reference library, vLabs®, and dynamic interaction with experts and peers. The company also hosts an online learning environment integrated with a powerful learning management system. More information on the company can be found at