Convene.com Uses Collaborative Web-Based Training (CWBT) to Make Classrooms Come Alive

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Convene.com

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Convene.com today announced the
 signing of an agreement with WebEx Communications, Inc., the leader in
 communications infrastructure for Web meetings, to integrate the WebEx
 Interactive Platform into the Izio(TM) online learning platform. With reduced
 travel budgets and training resources, many companies are looking for cost
 effective alternatives to reduce expensive Instructor-led classroom training
 events. In conjunction with Convene's Collaborative Web-based Training (CWBT)
 platform, Izio(TM), both corporate and academic organizations can realize the
 immense power of synchronous training and meetings.
     Using WebEx's real-time communications services, Convene's Izio(TM)
 platform users are now able to communicate and participate in "live" Internet
 learning events with classmates, colleagues, customers, distributors, or
 suppliers from anywhere at anytime. The addition of WebEx services provides
 organizations and universities with the ability to conduct both asynchronous
 and synchronous learning events to construct the optimum blended learning
 solution for their courses.
     Using the Izio(TM) platform, instructors can provide all of the elements
 of an instructor-led classroom event asynchronously online, including
 announcements, assignments, handouts, tests, evaluations, discussion,
 feedback, recording performance and completion status, establishing team
 projects, and overall course organization. From the Izio(TM) platform,
 learners can launch synchronous learning events through WebEx. WebEx's Meeting
 Center service is fully interactive, with data and application sharing,
 providing yet another alternative to costly onsite training events. Convene's
 Izio(TM) users will be able to leverage this new feature to:
 
     -- Instantly meet with anyone using a standard Web browser
     -- Give a presentation to anyone, anywhere
     -- Demonstrate software live and interactively
     -- Allow anyone in the meeting to view, annotate, or edit any document
        online
     -- Share any application on the system, or the entire desktop
     -- Use integrated teleconferencing, voiceover, and live video
 
     "We believe that WebEx's Meeting Center services, in combination with our
 proven Izio(TM) course management platform, will offer customers a compelling
 reason to accelerate their online learning initiatives," said Robert Danna,
 Sr. V.P. and Chief Customer Officer. "Our agreement with the industry leader,
 WebEx, will enable us to stay at the forefront of CWBT. Convene is reinventing
 the way academic and corporate learning is conducted by empowering learners to
 collaborate as never before."
 
     About Convene.com
     Convene.com is a premier online learning service provider for corporations
 and academic institutions seeking the best in online training and education.
 Since the early 1990's, Convene has been a pioneer in the online education
 industry including the development of a comprehensive eLearning platform for
 the first and most successful online university in the world. Today, from our
 San Francisco, California headquarters, Convene continues to improve the
 instructor-led model of teaching by enhancing online collaboration and
 facilitation with our Izio(TM) course management platform. With Izio's highly
 intuitive user interface, Convene.com's Collaborative Web-based Training
 (CWBT) solutions blend the best of instructor-led and online learning to
 readily develop and deploy courses, allowing learner's to quickly master
 complex information from anywhere at anytime. Convene.com's offerings include
 collaborative and self-paced eTeaching and eLearning tools, customized course
 development services, learning portal development, 24/7 technical support and
 client training.
     For more information about Convene.com, log onto www.convene.com or send
 an e-mail to info@convene.com.
 
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    SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Convene.com today announced the
 signing of an agreement with WebEx Communications, Inc., the leader in
 communications infrastructure for Web meetings, to integrate the WebEx
 Interactive Platform into the Izio(TM) online learning platform. With reduced
 travel budgets and training resources, many companies are looking for cost
 effective alternatives to reduce expensive Instructor-led classroom training
 events. In conjunction with Convene's Collaborative Web-based Training (CWBT)
 platform, Izio(TM), both corporate and academic organizations can realize the
 immense power of synchronous training and meetings.
     Using WebEx's real-time communications services, Convene's Izio(TM)
 platform users are now able to communicate and participate in "live" Internet
 learning events with classmates, colleagues, customers, distributors, or
 suppliers from anywhere at anytime. The addition of WebEx services provides
 organizations and universities with the ability to conduct both asynchronous
 and synchronous learning events to construct the optimum blended learning
 solution for their courses.
     Using the Izio(TM) platform, instructors can provide all of the elements
 of an instructor-led classroom event asynchronously online, including
 announcements, assignments, handouts, tests, evaluations, discussion,
 feedback, recording performance and completion status, establishing team
 projects, and overall course organization. From the Izio(TM) platform,
 learners can launch synchronous learning events through WebEx. WebEx's Meeting
 Center service is fully interactive, with data and application sharing,
 providing yet another alternative to costly onsite training events. Convene's
 Izio(TM) users will be able to leverage this new feature to:
 
     -- Instantly meet with anyone using a standard Web browser
     -- Give a presentation to anyone, anywhere
     -- Demonstrate software live and interactively
     -- Allow anyone in the meeting to view, annotate, or edit any document
        online
     -- Share any application on the system, or the entire desktop
     -- Use integrated teleconferencing, voiceover, and live video
 
     "We believe that WebEx's Meeting Center services, in combination with our
 proven Izio(TM) course management platform, will offer customers a compelling
 reason to accelerate their online learning initiatives," said Robert Danna,
 Sr. V.P. and Chief Customer Officer. "Our agreement with the industry leader,
 WebEx, will enable us to stay at the forefront of CWBT. Convene is reinventing
 the way academic and corporate learning is conducted by empowering learners to
 collaborate as never before."
 
     About Convene.com
     Convene.com is a premier online learning service provider for corporations
 and academic institutions seeking the best in online training and education.
 Since the early 1990's, Convene has been a pioneer in the online education
 industry including the development of a comprehensive eLearning platform for
 the first and most successful online university in the world. Today, from our
 San Francisco, California headquarters, Convene continues to improve the
 instructor-led model of teaching by enhancing online collaboration and
 facilitation with our Izio(TM) course management platform. With Izio's highly
 intuitive user interface, Convene.com's Collaborative Web-based Training
 (CWBT) solutions blend the best of instructor-led and online learning to
 readily develop and deploy courses, allowing learner's to quickly master
 complex information from anywhere at anytime. Convene.com's offerings include
 collaborative and self-paced eTeaching and eLearning tools, customized course
 development services, learning portal development, 24/7 technical support and
 client training.
     For more information about Convene.com, log onto www.convene.com or send
 an e-mail to info@convene.com.
 
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