The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2002-06-05T14:04:00Z Click2learn launches Aspen 2.0 2002-06-05T14:04:00Z click2learn-launches-aspen-2-0 Click2learn Inc. (NASDAQ:CLKS) has launched Aspen 2.0, a new software suite that sets a new standard in e-Learning development, delivery and administration. The Aspen 2.0 suite is the first solution on the market to integrate a learning management server (LMS), learning content management system (LCMS) and virtual classroom (VC). Aspen 2.0 comprises a set of modules built on a single, 100%, web-based technology platform that addresses specific business and learning goals. Benefits of the integrated platform solution include: * Shorter implementation times * Lower implementation costs * Reduced training and support costs - single sign-on, consistent user interface and language support * More manageable deployment - one database, common user management, unified security model * Greater functionality at a lower cost. Another key benefit of Aspen's single, integrated platform is the significantly reduced cost of owning, deploying and maintaining e-Learning software. Aspen's open architecture also enables easy integration with an existing IT infrastructure. Core applications Core applications include full-featured LMS, LCMS and virtual classroom modules including: * Collaboration Center - Increases productivity by providing online access to experts * Personalised Delivery - Reduces learning time by adapting courses to the learner's needs * Information Management - Delivers timely information to support daily tasks * Performance Management - Helps realise business goals by managing performance objectives and competencies * Simulation Editor - Creates realistic, interactive scenarios for presentations, practice and performance testing. Standards support for global enterprises The Aspen platform supports multi-channel delivery such as mobile devices, and is compliant with all industry standards including XML, vCalendar, SCORM, AICC and Section 508. Designed to scale to global enterprises, Aspen 2.0 also supports multiple languages, time zones and currencies. Additional information on Aspen 2.0 can be found on the Click2learn Web site at: http://home.click2learn.com/en/aspen/index.asp Pricing and availability Australian/New Zealand pricing for the Aspen 2.0 will be announced next month. About Click2learn Click2learn (Asia Pacific) is a partnership formed in 2001 between Click2learn Inc. (NASDAQ: CLKS) and Angus Knight. A leader in the e-Learning industry, Click2Learn Inc has the largest installed base of e-Learning customers in the world. Founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and headquartered in Bellevue, Washington USA, the corporation's award-winning software is used by Global 2000 companies to capture, manage and disseminate knowledge for employees, partners and customers. Click2learn's Aspen Enterprise Learning Platform is the most complete enterprise learning solution in the industry, a fully integrated end-to-end platform unique in its ability to create, deliver and manage learning experiences from a single platform. Click2learn's customers include American Express, IBM, Bankers Trust, Intel and General Motors. Click2learn Asia Pacific is located at 61-63 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW Australia 2000. Phone: (612) 8243 5555 or 1300 130 669. Fax: (612) 9279 0906. Em: email@click2learn-asiapac.com. Web: www.click2learn.com. The Angus Knight Group of Companies is an Australian-owned leader in learning, training and employment services for over 10 years. Click2learn (Asia Pacific) Pty Limited 61-63 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Click2learn, Aspen, the Click2learn logo, Aspen Learning Management Server, Aspen Learning Experience Server and Aspen Content Development Server are registered trademarks of Click2learn, Inc. Click2learn appoints Grant Smuts to head new Australian operation 2002-03-26T22:32:00Z click2learn-appoints-grant-smuts-to-head-new-australian-operation Click2learn Inc. (NASDAQ: CLKS) has appointed Grant Smuts to the newly created position of vice president, Asia Pacific, based in Sydney. Grant Smuts has returned to Australia to take on the role after two years in the UK where he served as managing director for content-syndicator YourNews. Prior to YourNews, he held the position of new media business development manager for News Internationals digital arm in London. Before this he was a strategy consultant for Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) in Sydney and he worked in corporate law at Malleson Stephen Jacques in Brisbane. Grants entrepreneurial approach to management, and his experience in commercial law, strategy consulting and new media, will be tremendous assets to Click2learn as we deliver our enterprise learning platform, Aspen, to the rapidly growing markets in Australia and the greater Asia Pacific region, said Kevin Oakes, CEO, Click2learn Inc. A key role for Grant will be to help Australian businesses better understand how to leverage learning technology to develop, manage and exploit intellectual capital. In the modern enterprise, e-Learning and knowledge management are key to long-term success, he said. When implemented successfully, e-Learning programs improve sales and employee productivity, generating greater loyalty from staff and customers. By blending e-Learning courses and performance support modules with existing instructor-led training programs, companies gain greater control over the development and use of intellectual capital, Kevin Oakes said. Grant Smuts is a qualified solicitor and holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce from Bond University in Queensland. -ends- About Click2learn Asia Pacific Click2learn (Asia Pacific) is a partnership established between Click2learn Inc. (NASDAQ: CLKS) and Angus Knight Learning. A leader in the e-Learning industry, Click2learn Inc has the largest installed base of e-Learning customers in the world. Founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and headquartered in Bellevue, Washington USA, the corporations award-winning software is used by Global 2000 companies to capture, manage and disseminate knowledge </en/solutions/> for employees, partners and customers. Click2learns Aspen Enterprise Learning Platform </en/aspen/> is the most complete enterprise learning solution in the industry, a fully integrated end-to-end platform unique in its ability to create, deliver and manage learning experiences from a single platform. Click2learns customers include American Express, IBM, Bankers Trust, Intel and General Motors. Angus Knight Learning is part of the Angus Knight Group of Companies, an Australian-owned leader in learning, training and employment services for over 10 years. Click2learn Asia Pacific is located at 61-63 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW Australia 2000. Phone: (612) 8243 5555. Fax: (612) 9279 0906. Toll free: 1300 130 669. Em: email@click2learn-asiapac.com. Web: www.click2learn.com