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TE21 Selects TrainingServer to Launch New E-learning Site for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.



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BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 5, 2000

TrainingServer partners with TE21 to create learning portal for North

Carolina teachers and other public school employees on B2B (Business to Business) Refers to one business communicating with or selling to another. See B2B e-commerce, B2C and B2G.

B2B - business to business
 Learning

Network

TrainingServer Inc., a worldwide leader in e-learning management solutions, today announced a new B2B Learning Network(TM) site affiliation with Training and Education in the 21st Century (TE21).

TE21 selected TrainingServer's(R) Learning Management System (LMS (Learning Management System) An information system that administers instructor-led and e-learning courses and keeps track of student progress. Used internally by large enterprises for their employees, an LMS can be used to monitor the effectiveness of the ) and the B2B Learning Network to serve as the foundation of a new learning portal, NCwin (North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures


Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop.
 Web instruction network), designed for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI NCDPI North Carolina Department of Public Instruction ).

NCwin offers online courses, learning resources and collaboration opportunities for teachers and other public school employees throughout the state of North Carolina. More than 86,000 teachers and other public school personnel will have access to the entire TE21 courseware Educational software. See CBT and OpenCourseWare.

(application) courseware - Programs and data used in Computer-Based Training.
 library consisting of over 120 titles from Learn2.com and more than 30 courses from NETg.

The Web-based training curricula include programs on using Windows, the Internet Internet

Publicly accessible computer network connecting many smaller networks from around the world. It grew out of a U.S. Defense Department program called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), established in 1969 with connections between computers at the
 and Microsoft Office Microsoft's primary desktop applications for Windows and Mac. Depending on the package, it includes some combination of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook along with various Internet and other utilities.  as well as several other popular PC software applications. For information technology (IT) staff, NCwin offers suites of courses on networking and programming topics together with instruction designed to prepare for professional certification Professional certification, trade certification, or professional designation, often called simply certification or qualification, is a designation earned by a person to assure that he/she is qualified to perform a job or task.  examinations.

The main focus of the NCwin site, powered by TrainingServer, is to provide training opportunities to help educators meet requirements for license renewal defined in the "North Carolina Technology Competencies for Educators." NCwin includes a broad array of courses to help improve the teaching and learning process for North Carolina schools.

Learners connect to NCwin from an existing NCDPI site, www.ncwiseowl.org, which provides curriculum-based, content-rich Internet resources for North Carolina's students, teachers and parents. The NC Wise Owl site offers a variety of carefully evaluated free, NCDPI-developed, subscription resources and now, with NCwin, online professional development opportunities for educators.

From NC Wise Owl, learners link to the NCwin learning portal where they can enroll in the NCwin Comprehensive Library of more than 120 courses and other programs. The site includes an e-commerce e-commerce, commerce conducted over the Internet, most often via the World Wide Web. E-commerce can apply to purchases made through the Web or to business-to-business activities such as inventory transfers.  system that allows individuals and groups to electronically enroll in courses on an annual subscription basis.

As part of its agreement with NCDPI, TE21 is developing a competency COMPETENCY, evidence. The legal fitness or ability of a witness to be heard on the trial of a cause. This term is also applied to written or other evidence which may be legally given on such trial, as, depositions, letters, account-books, and the like.
     2.
 and skills analysis feature that allows educators to select specific NCwin courses to meet their individual training needs. NCDPI and TE21 are also preparing special educator-oriented practice exercises to be used by North Carolina teachers and other public school employees as they progress through the courses.

"NCDPI and TE21 were primarily concerned with finding a network that would allow for the distribution of multiple vendors' courseware over the Internet, and the challenge was how to do that efficiently and effectively," said Dick Lozeau, chief learning officer of TrainingServer. "TrainingServer was able to meet that challenge by providing the platform of the B2B Learning Network and the embedded Inserted into. See embedded system.  technology of the TrainingServer LMS. The result is a site where NCDPI, TE21 and North Carolina can lead the way for improving state education by empowering educators with online access to valuable learning content and resources," said Lozeau.

"From the beginning, the goal of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and TE21 was to make NCwin the benchmark online learning solution for educators. We feel very strongly that we have accomplished our mission," said Dr. Jim Hanlin, president of TE21. "This is the first site to offer learning resources to educators state-wide, and we plan to present NCwin as a model for other states interested in developing a Web-based learning solution for teachers. We truly believe that NCwin is going to significantly contribute to the achievement of North Carolina's goal to make its public schools 'First in America by 2010.'"

"After NCDPI compared the technology and services of several e-learning companies, we found TE21's solution that combined TrainingServer's B2B Learning Network and excellent instructional content and engaging courseware to be the best match for our needs," said Frances Bradburn, director of instructional technology There are two types of instructional technology: those with a systems approach, and those focusing on sensory technologies.

The definition of instructional technology prepared by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Definitions and Terminology
 for NCDPI. "We are very excited about NCwin and the power it gives public school system teachers and staff to educate themselves through a cost-effective and time saving medium."

About the B2B Learning Network

Powered by the TrainingServer(R) Learning Management System (LMS), the B2B Learning Network is an e-learning cooperative marketplace that gives enterprises the power to generate e-commerce revenues through the sale of learning resources over branded sites on the Internet.

Branded Web sites, called site affiliates, can provide proprietary learning content or choose from a wide variety of training courses available through the B2B Learning Network master course catalog Noun 1. course catalog - a catalog listing the courses offered by a college or university
course catalogue, prospectus

catalog, catalogue - a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things; "he found it in the Sears catalog"
. Content is made available through strategic partnerships with content providers for resale resale n. selling again, particularly at retail. In many states a "resale license" or "resale number" is required so that the state can monitor the collection of sales tax on retail sales.


RESALE.
 over the network.

TrainingServer provides all hosting, HTML HTML
 in full HyperText Markup Language

Markup language derived from SGML that is used to prepare hypertext documents. Relatively easy for nonprogrammers to master, HTML is the language used for documents on the World Wide Web.
 coding and framework needed for e-commerce transactions, making it possible to market products without the high costs and risks associated with developing and maintaining an e-commerce site. The autonomous learning Autonomous learning is a school of education which sees learners as individuals who can and should be autonomous i.e. be responsible for their own learning climate.  communities may be comprised of customers, associated organizations, professional colleagues or employers.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Instructional Technologies Division, has reviewed and evaluated resources for educators since 1968. NCwin is part of a larger NCDPI initiative, NC Wise Owl, which addresses many of the equity and content issues of Internet access See how to access the Internet.  in the state's public schools.

NC Wise Owl offers curriculum-based, content-rich Internet resources for North Carolina's students, teachers and parents. The Web site offers a variety of carefully evaluated free, NCDPI-developed and subscription resources and now, with NCwin, online professional development opportunities for educators and others.

About Training Education in the 21st Century (TE21)

TE21 is a privately owned, Charleston, South Carolina-based company that specializes in developing integrated multimedia and Internet-based training and performance enhancement solutions. TE21's staff is skilled in analyzing training and education needs of industry, government agencies, corporations, academic institutions and professional associations.

TE21 designs, develops, implements and evaluates on-the-job multimedia and distance education programs. For more information on TE21, call 843/881-7854 or send e-mail to info@te21.com.

About TrainingServer

TrainingServer Inc., an affiliate of Syscom Inc., provides management solutions for more than 220 customers worldwide, including Lockheed Martin For the former company, see .

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a leading multinational aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology company formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta.
 and MCI (1) (Media Control Interface) A high-level programming interface from Microsoft and IBM for controlling multimedia devices. It provides commands and functions to open, play and close the device.

(2) (Microwave Communications Inc.
 WorldCom. First developed in 1989, the TrainingServer(R) LMS is a robust technology driven system that delivers and manages enterprise-wide training.

With more than 4 million learners worldwide, TrainingServer LMS enables learning by allowing organizations to efficiently and effectively assess skills, analyze needs, manage courses, schedule events, develop job paths and integrate real-time HR data, among other standard and customized features.

Internet solutions include the B2B Learning Network(TM), a network of branded learning sites, and MyTrainingServer.com(TM) (www.mytrainingserver.com), a Web site for purchasing learning resources.

For more information on TrainingServer and the B2B Learning Network, visit the company's Web sites at www.trainingserver.com and www.b2blearningnetwork.com.
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