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Eduprise Selected by the Community College of Denver to Expand e-Learning Program.

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Expanded Integration of Technology into Education

Will Help Students Cross the Digital Divide

Eduprise, the leading provider of enterprise e-Learning services for education institutions and businesses, announced today a three-year partnership with the Community College of Denver (CCD) to provide strategic planning, infrastructure support and instructional services to rapidly expand the college's e-Learning program.

The program will enable the CCD to focus their academic programming on the market-driven educational needs of the community's workforce and business sector, providing students with convenient access to technology to improve computing skills.

CCD serves a diverse ethnic population with an annual enrollment in excess of 10,000 full- and part-time students. According to research conducted by the college, more than half of all entering students require remediation, and although some of these students are computer literate, most are not. "Our mission is to close the digital divide by requiring all courses, effective fall 2001, to include at least one online component," says Jeanne Stroh, Distance Learning Program Director for CCD. "Whether it's accessing the course syllabus online or participating in an assigned online discussion, this initiative is a giant step toward helping students build the necessary computing skills to be competitive in the 21st century job market."

To support the college's mission, CCD selected Eduprise to provide planning services to facilitate the revision of its academic plan to incorporate e-Learning strategies to achieve long-term objectives. Additionally, Eduprise will provide 24x7 hosting and help desk support for Blackboard, the college's selected enterprise e-Learning course management system. Eduprise instructional analysts will also provide training to ensure faculty have the technical and pedagogical skills to develop a quality online learning environment.

"We can do many things well on a small scale, but we do not have the experience or the human resources to think about how to move our e-Learning program to the next level," said Dr. Barbara Bollmann, Vice President for Learning, CCD. "Because of Eduprise's enterprise approach, foundation in higher education, and its history of success with similar schools, the decision to partner with them was a logical choice. We know they will help us succeed in obtaining our strategic goals."

"We are pleased the Community College of Denver chose Eduprise to help develop a blended program that will expand their existing online program to attract students, while enhancing the traditional classroom offerings with online components," said Bill Graves, Chairman and Founder of Eduprise. "We applaud their commitment to address the diverse educational needs of their students and the community's workforce sector."

About Eduprise, Inc.

Eduprise partners with education providers to plan, implement, and support new instructional strategies and service environments that drive unique, reliable and sustainable results. Eduprise's clients include higher education institutions, for-profit training and education firms, and corporate universities. Eduprise provides a complete range of services that are tailored to the needs of each client, focused on achieving key strategic objectives through the application of e-Learning technology. Visit to learn more about Eduprise.

About the Community College of Denver

The Community College of Denver (CCD) is one of only 12 community and technical colleges in North America designated by the League for Innovation in the Community College as a Vanguard Learning College, a college that exemplifies an effective commitment to students and their learning accomplishments. CCD is Colorado's only urban community college and the most diverse among the state's institutions of higher education. Located in the heart of Denver, CCD shares the Auraria Campus with a four-year baccalaureate college and a four-year/graduate degree-granting university. The college and its five branch campuses offer more than 150 two-year degree and certificate programs. CCD is a member of the Community Colleges of Colorado system of 14 two-year and junior colleges.
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Date:Jul 10, 2001
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