COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Pathlore Software Corporation has
released Pathlore Learning Management System (LMS) 6.0. Release 6.0 is a
major upgrade to Pathlore's existing enterprise LMS suite. LMS 6.0 offers
customers a set of high-powered tools to meet a host of regulations. And the
new LMS also delivers "blended learning," a mix of classroom instruction,
Internet-based training, virtual classes and online assessments. Pathlore's
LMS suite will also measure the level of employee know-how across an
organization, which executives say aligns training with a business's goals.
"Compliance with federal regulations is essential to our bank, and we've
relied on the Pathlore LMS to help us track and report on our level of
readiness," says Paul Dickerson, e-learning manager at PNC Bank. "Pathlore
LMS 6.0 ought to make what is already an industry-leading product even
"Banks, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and airlines ask us to serve
up training on an array of industry standards," notes Steve Thomas, president
and chief executive officer of Pathlore. "They also want an ironclad system
in place for proving that workers have acquired the skills to do their jobs."
Thomas says the Pathlore LMS 6.0 suite gives customers more than 50 new
features to do these sorts of things. Among these are a bevy of security and
compliance tools. For example, LMS 6.0 includes components that:
* Construct audit trails and electronic signatures, which meet the code
of federal regulations for electronic records (FDA 21 CFR Part 11).
* Measure, analyze and track employee know-how.
* Meet Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, which sets standards for
making information technology available to people with disabilities.
* Arm administrators with new ways to monitor and control access to the
* Alert workers when they need to take training.
According to Gartner, an LMS can be a compliance officer's best tool for
disseminating information. In an October 9, 2003, report titled, "Use an E-
Learning LMS to Ensure Regulation Compliance," Gartner Analysts James Lundy
and Debra Logan say, "To enable easier compliance with industry regulations,
enterprises without an LMS should consider deploying one."
Along with tools for complying with government regulations, Pathlore
packed LMS 6.0 with cutting-edge features for blended learning. One example
is a content management capability that, among other things, allows customers
to draw together different modes of training such as classroom instruction,
online courses and virtual classes.
"Our content management feature allows trainers to deliver only what
workers need in terms of education," says Leonard Greenberg, chief technology
officer for Pathlore. "With our LMS, employees won't have to wade through
unnecessary training to reach the topics they care most about."
According to Greenberg, electronically tailoring education to suit
employees' needs cuts the time spent taking -- and creating -- training.
"A long-standing goal of those who make and use learning technology has
been to create reusable 'learning objects,' which are building blocks like
lectures, lessons or tests," Greenberg says. "LMS 6.0 offers a supercharged
capability for reusing these building blocks in different ways for different
For instance, training staff can tap LMS 6.0 to build, say, a targeted
manager trainee program. After that has been built, trainers can draw on
Pathlore's blended-learning tools to easily pull learning objects from the
program and assemble, for example, a 45-minute report-writing course. With
the LMS 6.0 content management features, trainers can stack and sort these
objects to design education that fits each worker's needs as well as style of
"Pathlore's LMS played a part in helping us increase sales and improve
customer satisfaction," adds Bob Allen, president of Brink's Home Security.
"It's a good bet that any tools Pathlore adds to its product will put a punch
in your corporate training programs."
Founded in 1995, Columbus, Ohio-headquartered Pathlore develops software
that delivers, tracks and reports on corporate training over the Internet.
Customers use Pathlore's products to increase sales, comply with government
regulations and adhere to quality initiatives. The privately held company's
client roster includes Delta Air Lines, NEC America Inc., Novartis, PNC Bank,
Southwest Airlines, more than 100 hospitals and health care providers and
government agencies in over 30 states including California, Ohio and Texas.
Pathlore also has offices in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
For more information, go to http://www.pathlore.com .
Pathlore is a registered trademark of Pathlore Software Corporation. All
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of their respective owners.
Contact: Bill Perry, Pathlore Software Corp.
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