University of Wisconsin System's dot.edu(SM) Network to Offer Prometheus Course Platforms to Its Partner Institutions

Prometheus Platform to Be Available to Over 3,500 Faculty in the dot.edu

Network



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Prometheus

    WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus -- a community-based, open
 architecture software platform that meets the online needs of educational
 institutions -- announced today that it has been selected by dot.edu(SM) -- a
 distributed learning systems provider based out of the University of Wisconsin
 System-to provide software for dot.edu's partner institutions.
     Under the agreement, Prometheus software will become available to the more
 than 3,500 faculty members in the dot.edu network.  dot.edu presently serves
 54 institutions in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota, including all
 University of Wisconsin System higher education institutions, independent
 public and private higher education institutions, public and private schools
 and school districts, as well as professional development educational
 institutions.
     "We chose Prometheus because it has achieved the very rare combination of
 creating both a user-friendly and robust product," said Charlene Douglas,
 Director, dot.edu.  "Prometheus software is very intuitive and we feel it will
 help make it easier than ever for our partner faculty, teaching staff and
 administrators to create customized courses for their students."
     "dot.edu has built up an impressive partner network of higher education
 institutions as well as public and private schools," said Bo Davis, Managing
 Director, Prometheus.  "We're pleased to be selected by dot.edu as this is a
 tremendous opportunity for us to continue to expand the reach of Prometheus."
 
     About University of Wisconsin System's dot.edu
     dot.edu is charged by the University of Wisconsin System with the
 responsibility of providing training and hosting services necessary to
 deliver, maintain, and expand undergraduate and graduate courses, programs and
 degrees offered online, thus supporting the UW System mission to provide the
 most up-to-date professional preparation to students.  Services are provided
 to dot.edu Partners, including but not limited to, faculty, teaching staff,
 and administrators in all UW System higher education institutions, public and
 private higher education institutions, and public and private schools and
 districts as well as educational agencies throughout the State.  Those
 institutions outside the State of Wisconsin can also become Partners of
 dot.edu.
 
     About Prometheus
     Prometheus is a community-based, open architecture software platform that
 meets the online needs of educational institutions and is backed by The George
 Washington University in Washington, DC.  In 1997, a team at GW began to
 develop their own online learning software because the available software was
 not as easy to use, flexible, or scalable as faculty and students at a major
 university needed. As a result, the team created Prometheus, a scalable
 software based on proven technologies such as leading databases from Oracle
 and Microsoft as well as an open source code application built in ColdFusion.
 Other leading institutions that have adopted this proven, scalable technology
 include The Wharton School, Teachers College at Columbia University, New York
 University, The University of Wisconsin Learning Innovations, University of
 Michigan College of Engineering, and United States Open University.
 For more information on Prometheus, visit http://www.prometheus.com or call
 202-994-9384.
 
 

SOURCE Prometheus
    WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus -- a community-based, open
 architecture software platform that meets the online needs of educational
 institutions -- announced today that it has been selected by dot.edu(SM) -- a
 distributed learning systems provider based out of the University of Wisconsin
 System-to provide software for dot.edu's partner institutions.
     Under the agreement, Prometheus software will become available to the more
 than 3,500 faculty members in the dot.edu network.  dot.edu presently serves
 54 institutions in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota, including all
 University of Wisconsin System higher education institutions, independent
 public and private higher education institutions, public and private schools
 and school districts, as well as professional development educational
 institutions.
     "We chose Prometheus because it has achieved the very rare combination of
 creating both a user-friendly and robust product," said Charlene Douglas,
 Director, dot.edu.  "Prometheus software is very intuitive and we feel it will
 help make it easier than ever for our partner faculty, teaching staff and
 administrators to create customized courses for their students."
     "dot.edu has built up an impressive partner network of higher education
 institutions as well as public and private schools," said Bo Davis, Managing
 Director, Prometheus.  "We're pleased to be selected by dot.edu as this is a
 tremendous opportunity for us to continue to expand the reach of Prometheus."
 
     About University of Wisconsin System's dot.edu
     dot.edu is charged by the University of Wisconsin System with the
 responsibility of providing training and hosting services necessary to
 deliver, maintain, and expand undergraduate and graduate courses, programs and
 degrees offered online, thus supporting the UW System mission to provide the
 most up-to-date professional preparation to students.  Services are provided
 to dot.edu Partners, including but not limited to, faculty, teaching staff,
 and administrators in all UW System higher education institutions, public and
 private higher education institutions, and public and private schools and
 districts as well as educational agencies throughout the State.  Those
 institutions outside the State of Wisconsin can also become Partners of
 dot.edu.
 
     About Prometheus
     Prometheus is a community-based, open architecture software platform that
 meets the online needs of educational institutions and is backed by The George
 Washington University in Washington, DC.  In 1997, a team at GW began to
 develop their own online learning software because the available software was
 not as easy to use, flexible, or scalable as faculty and students at a major
 university needed. As a result, the team created Prometheus, a scalable
 software based on proven technologies such as leading databases from Oracle
 and Microsoft as well as an open source code application built in ColdFusion.
 Other leading institutions that have adopted this proven, scalable technology
 include The Wharton School, Teachers College at Columbia University, New York
 University, The University of Wisconsin Learning Innovations, University of
 Michigan College of Engineering, and United States Open University.
 For more information on Prometheus, visit http://www.prometheus.com or call
 202-994-9384.
 
 SOURCE  Prometheus