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US Colleges Embrace Argo e-learning.

NUENEN, The Netherlands, January 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Argo is an innovative e-learning environment for education as well as training of automotive mechanics/technicians, built on the basis of gaming/3D animations.

Argo is unique in providing a state-of-the-art, very practical and hands-on online learning environment, where students learn by virtually working on a car in 3D highly interactive simulations, ranging from the underlying principles to actually using virtual tools for diagnosis and repair.

A number of Colleges in the USA which are at the forefront of adopting e-learning, have already chosen Argo. Southside Virginia Community College Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) is one of the 23 schools in the Virginia Community College System. It was founded in 1970 and has the largest geographic service area of any community college in the state, covering 10 counties and the city of Emporia.  in Blackstone, Virginia was the first to sign up, recently, the Hutchings Career Center, Macon, Georgia and Monrovia High School Monrovia High School is a public high school located in Monrovia, California. Its address is 845 W. Colorado Blvd, Monrovia, California, 91016. Athletics
Monrovia High School is mostly known for its football program and their fierce battles against their rivals Temple
, Monrovia, California Monrovia is a city located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 36,929 at the 2000 census.  have also registered their first batches of students to start using Argo.

Says J. Harlan Wrenn, Assistant Professor of Diesel Technology at Southside Virginia Community College:

"As soon as I saw Argo in action, I knew I had to have this for my students. Argo will let students study and train independently, at a pace and rhythm that suits them, skipping items they already know and paying additional attention to subjects they find more difficult. The 'gaming'-based interactive modules draw them in and keep them focused and interested.... I signed up on the spot and a few days later my students started working with and learning from Argo!"

Sonny Reeves, Automotive Service Technology Instructor, at the Hutchings Career Center, Macon, Georgia adds:

"I like Argo so much because my students dive right in, don't stop until they have completed their tasks, and they really learn skills they need for their work as a mechanic. Also, Argo helps me as a teacher. I can completely customize assignments, check how they are doing in real time, find out what they understand and what they need help on. In my experience so far, this increases the level of the whole class but also the quality of the attention I can give to individual students."

About Argo and Electude

Argo is a suite of e-learning modules in automotive education, including an intuitive yet sophisticated Learning Management System (LMS). However, Argo modules will also work with another LMS as it is fully SCORM SCORM Shareable Content Object Reference Model (web-based e-learning standard)
SCORM Shared Courseware Object Reference Model
SCORM Shareable Courseware Object Reference Model
 2004 compliant.

Argo is developed and owned by Electude BV (http://www.electude.com/), a privately held e-learning and training company in The Netherlands with more than 10 years of experience in developing computer-based training for the automotive industry The automotive industry is the industry involved in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of motor vehicles. In 2006, more than 69 million motor vehicles, including cars and commercial vehicles were produced worldwide. .

CONTACT: For more information about Electude and its products please contact Jaco Zijlstra, jaco@electude.com, +31-625302515
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