Intellinex(TM), MindSim(TM) and ISI Join to Offer Global Simulation Contest To Showcase eLearning that Solves Business Problems

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Intellinex LLC

    CLEVELAND, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellinex(TM) LLC, an eLearning
 Venture of Ernst & Young, LLP, MindSim(TM) Corporation, and Interpretive
 Software, Inc. (ISI) announced today they will sponsor the first global,
 real-time "Pro-Am" eLearning Business Simulation Contest from May 7th through
 May 18th, 2001.  The online competition will be the first "Pro-Am" contest to
 show the power of eLearning to solve business problems, by enabling
 contestants to run a simulated Global 2000 company's marketing department.
 Intellinex, MindSim, and ISI will award over $20,000 dollars of prizes to the
 top three corporate teams ("Professional division"), the top three
 business-school teams ("Amateur division"), and additional prizes to the
 best-performing team overall (the "Pro-Am" winner).  Prizes will be awarded at
 the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) Annual Conference in
 Orlando, Florida from June 3rd to June 7th, 2001 in the Intellinex booth.
     According to Barrie Athol, Vice President of Marketing at Intellinex,
 "Simulations bring the power of action learning to solve business problems, in
 a dynamic yet safe environment, with MindSim's 100% online delivery and
 collaboration features complementing the comprehensive Intellinex solution."
 He added, "When used as part of a blended learning solution, an experimental
 lab to assess skills, or a capstone seminar that integrates custom and
 off-the-shelf courses, simulations are a powerful learning and knowledge
 transfer tool."  Writing in OnlineLearning magazine's Industry Watch column
 about the shortfall of sophisticated content, Gartner Group "emeritus analyst"
 Clark Aldrich called simulations "probably the best model to fill the
 hole-courses that put students in a role and give them a problem to solve."
 The online global "Pro-Am" simulation contest is open to corporate and
 B-school teams with a minimum of two and a maximum of six members each.
 Participants who want to win and bring home prizes, such as access to hundreds
 of Intellinex eLearning courses for users in their companies, can enroll by
 calling toll free 866-MINDSIM (866-646-3746), or by email to
 support@mindsim.com.
 
     About Intellinex(TM)
     Intellinex is one of the largest providers of customized eLearning
 solutions that deliver and transform the value of knowledge for companies and
 their customers.  A new stand-alone business of Ernst & Young LLP, Intellinex
 integrates innovative technology, flexible content and learning services to
 help clients work smarter.  The 500 employees of Intellinex are dedicated to
 providing eLearning products and services that are second to none to
 organizations around the world.  Visit us at http://www.intellinex.com.
 Intellinex refers to Intellinex LLC, an eLearning venture of Ernst & Young
 LLP.  Ernst & Young refers to the U.S. firm of Ernst & Young LLP and other
 members of the global Ernst & Young organization.
 
     About MindSim(TM) Corporation
     MindSim Corporation is the premier provider of collaborative,
 simulation-based eLearning, executive development, and knowledge management
 solutions delivered online.  Our MindSim.com service is a simulated business
 world where executives, managers, and students test-drive strategies and
 improve their decision-making.  MindSim provides an online environment with
 simulations, collaboration (voice, video, email, fax, chat, tools, and more),
 and value-added content from leading industry sources that enable users to
 solve business problems by communicating, trying out solutions as teams in a
 collaborative "flight simulator," and recording, assessing, and benchmarking
 their results.  "MindSim(TM) ... decide with insight, learn through action."
 Step Into Our World at http://www.mindsim.com.  MindSim is the exclusive
 online distributor for ISI simulations.
 
     About Interpretive Software, Inc. (ISI)
     Interpretive Software, Inc. is a leading provider of business simulations
 and services for education. Interpretive's best selling products -- StratSim,
 PharmaSim, Country Manager, ServiceSim, and AutoSim -- are used in leading
 colleges and universities throughout the world.  Interpretive's principals
 also lead strategic simulations for corporations and consulting firms.
 Interpretive's simulations allow people to practice their decision-making
 skills in a low-risk, high engagement environment at a reasonable cost.  Our
 six fundamental reasons for using simulations are to:  Learn Actively,
 Integrate Concepts, Experiment, Get Real, Build Team Dynamics, and Have Fun!
 The company can be reached at 804-979-0245 or on the web at
 http://www.interpretive.com.
 
 

SOURCE Intellinex LLC
    CLEVELAND, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellinex(TM) LLC, an eLearning
 Venture of Ernst & Young, LLP, MindSim(TM) Corporation, and Interpretive
 Software, Inc. (ISI) announced today they will sponsor the first global,
 real-time "Pro-Am" eLearning Business Simulation Contest from May 7th through
 May 18th, 2001.  The online competition will be the first "Pro-Am" contest to
 show the power of eLearning to solve business problems, by enabling
 contestants to run a simulated Global 2000 company's marketing department.
 Intellinex, MindSim, and ISI will award over $20,000 dollars of prizes to the
 top three corporate teams ("Professional division"), the top three
 business-school teams ("Amateur division"), and additional prizes to the
 best-performing team overall (the "Pro-Am" winner).  Prizes will be awarded at
 the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) Annual Conference in
 Orlando, Florida from June 3rd to June 7th, 2001 in the Intellinex booth.
     According to Barrie Athol, Vice President of Marketing at Intellinex,
 "Simulations bring the power of action learning to solve business problems, in
 a dynamic yet safe environment, with MindSim's 100% online delivery and
 collaboration features complementing the comprehensive Intellinex solution."
 He added, "When used as part of a blended learning solution, an experimental
 lab to assess skills, or a capstone seminar that integrates custom and
 off-the-shelf courses, simulations are a powerful learning and knowledge
 transfer tool."  Writing in OnlineLearning magazine's Industry Watch column
 about the shortfall of sophisticated content, Gartner Group "emeritus analyst"
 Clark Aldrich called simulations "probably the best model to fill the
 hole-courses that put students in a role and give them a problem to solve."
 The online global "Pro-Am" simulation contest is open to corporate and
 B-school teams with a minimum of two and a maximum of six members each.
 Participants who want to win and bring home prizes, such as access to hundreds
 of Intellinex eLearning courses for users in their companies, can enroll by
 calling toll free 866-MINDSIM (866-646-3746), or by email to
 support@mindsim.com.
 
     About Intellinex(TM)
     Intellinex is one of the largest providers of customized eLearning
 solutions that deliver and transform the value of knowledge for companies and
 their customers.  A new stand-alone business of Ernst & Young LLP, Intellinex
 integrates innovative technology, flexible content and learning services to
 help clients work smarter.  The 500 employees of Intellinex are dedicated to
 providing eLearning products and services that are second to none to
 organizations around the world.  Visit us at http://www.intellinex.com.
 Intellinex refers to Intellinex LLC, an eLearning venture of Ernst & Young
 LLP.  Ernst & Young refers to the U.S. firm of Ernst & Young LLP and other
 members of the global Ernst & Young organization.
 
     About MindSim(TM) Corporation
     MindSim Corporation is the premier provider of collaborative,
 simulation-based eLearning, executive development, and knowledge management
 solutions delivered online.  Our MindSim.com service is a simulated business
 world where executives, managers, and students test-drive strategies and
 improve their decision-making.  MindSim provides an online environment with
 simulations, collaboration (voice, video, email, fax, chat, tools, and more),
 and value-added content from leading industry sources that enable users to
 solve business problems by communicating, trying out solutions as teams in a
 collaborative "flight simulator," and recording, assessing, and benchmarking
 their results.  "MindSim(TM) ... decide with insight, learn through action."
 Step Into Our World at http://www.mindsim.com.  MindSim is the exclusive
 online distributor for ISI simulations.
 
     About Interpretive Software, Inc. (ISI)
     Interpretive Software, Inc. is a leading provider of business simulations
 and services for education. Interpretive's best selling products -- StratSim,
 PharmaSim, Country Manager, ServiceSim, and AutoSim -- are used in leading
 colleges and universities throughout the world.  Interpretive's principals
 also lead strategic simulations for corporations and consulting firms.
 Interpretive's simulations allow people to practice their decision-making
 skills in a low-risk, high engagement environment at a reasonable cost.  Our
 six fundamental reasons for using simulations are to:  Learn Actively,
 Integrate Concepts, Experiment, Get Real, Build Team Dynamics, and Have Fun!
 The company can be reached at 804-979-0245 or on the web at
 http://www.interpretive.com.
 
 SOURCE  Intellinex LLC