VCampus Powers Social Security Administration’s New Online University
RESTON, VA, March 4, 2002 VCampus® Corporation (Nasdaq: VCMP), the
leading provider of end-to-end, web-based e-Learning solutions, today announced
that it is powering the Social Security Administration’s Online University.
VCampus developed the site to help SSA achieve its goal to cost-effectively
improve employee development and performance throughout more than 1,400 sites
across the United States.
VCampus provides all the hosting, technology management, and course content
for the campus, which was officially launched for SSA employees in February.
The Online University will provide educational access to SSA’s 65,000 employees
at the agency’s 1,400 field offices, 40 teleservice centers, and six program
service centers across the country.
VCampus was selected as SSA’s e-learning services provider through a General
Services Administration task order. VCampus won the SSA contract through an
extensive bidding and evaluation process, during which VCampus was named as
the Best-Value’ provider for the SSA Online University.
SSA will leverage VCampus® extensive library of world-class courseware
to give employees anytime, anywhere access to a wide variety of courses, including
classes in management, office skills, computer technology and personal development.
Longer term, VCampus will work with SSA’s Office of Training to develop
customized courses to meet specific agency needs.
Also planned is special access to accredited higher education programs at the
bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. VCampus’ platform provides
SSA with full scalability to meet future growth of the campusall technology
upgrades will be managed by VCampus, reducing the need for SSA to dedicate substantial
IT staff to the project as it evolves.
VCampus® role with the SSA e-Learning site signifies the company’s
growing momentum in the government sector, building upon existing contracts
with agencies such as the General Services Administration and the Environmental
Protection Agency. VCampus is enabling these agencies and the SSA to meet the
requirements of Executive Order 13111, directing Federal agencies to enhance
employee training opportunities through training technology.
In addition, VCampus enables government agencies to comply with Section 508
of the Federal Rehabilitation Act, which provides disability guidelines. The
VCampus platform is Section 508 compliant, as is all the content on the SSA
"SSA’s Office of Training should be applauded for their focused and proactive
plan to rapidly deliver a quality e-learning solution" said Daniel Neal,
President and CEO of VCampus. ³We are working closely with SSA to ensure
long-term success for their campus by implementing a fully integrated system
within the SSA environment. We’ve gained the experience to launch their online
university quickly and reliably from serving over 500,000 students across our
client base, and successfully implementing more than 80 VCampus environments.²
VCampus® Corporation (Nasdaq: VCMP) is the leading provider of end-to-end
e-Learning solutions. The company develops, manages and hosts turnkey, web-based
learning solutions for corporations, government agencies and higher education
institutions. VCampus enables these organizations to offer complete global distance
learning solutions to their customers, employees, distributors, suppliers and
students. VCampus’ e-Learning solutions are designed to help clients deliver
higher education programs to adult students; improve the performance of their
distribution channels and suppliers; measure and develop their employees’ knowledge,
skills and abilities; and increase their customers’ satisfaction and loyalty.
VCampus distributes a courseware library of more than 4,000 web-based courses
and has delivered more than 2 million courses to over 500,000 adult learners.
VCampus Corporation is headquartered in Reston, VA. For more information, call
800-915-9298, or visit the VCampus website at www.vcampus.com.
VCampus is a registered trademark of VCampus Corporation.
(703) 893-7800 ext. 264
Lisa Sherwin Wulf
(703) 893-7800 ext. 296