QM Perception Integrates with Ingenium 5.0


AICC sparks partnership between click2learn.com and Question Mark Corporation to offer first rate Web-based testing and assessment programs with market leading Learning Management Solution 

BELLEVUE, WA, February 10, 2000 – click2learn.com, inc. (NASDAQ: CLKS), a Wired World Company™, and Question Mark Corporation, the leading provider of Web-based testing and assessment software, today announced a strategic partnership linking Question Mark Perception assessments with click2learn.com, inc.'s Ingenium 5.0 Learning Management System released earlier this week. The announcement came after a meeting of the Aviation Industry CBT Committee (AICC), which develops guidelines for the aviation industry in the development, delivery, and evaluation of CBT and related training technologies. Question Mark Perception is the first Web-based testing and assessment software program to be certified by the AICC for use with Learning Management Systems with AICC interfaces, such as click2learn.com’s Ingenium.

“At click2learn.com, we are focused on providing our customers with a complete, well-integrated e-Learning solution. Partnering with best-in-class providers, such as Question Mark Perception, extends and enhances our solution and provides our customers with exceptional value,” said Kevin Oakes, president & CEO of click2learn.com, inc.

"It’s a pleasure to work with a company so committed to standards,” remarked Eric Shepherd, president of Question Mark Corporation. “click2learn.com, inc. with its focus on open technology standards and its commitment to seamless integration with other enterprise solutions, is an ideal partner for Question Mark.”

Question Mark Perception is a widely used Web-based testing and assessment tool, with full multimedia capabilities, for use on the World Wide Web. The software features security functions calculated to make testing in on-line environments safer than ever before. A comprehensive reporting system helps educators with powerful information to improve their assessments, training and also survey opinions.

Question Mark Corporation's Perception Integration Protocol (PIP) has made it possible to seamlessly link Perception assessments with other systems including Ingenium. The PIP interface makes it easy for system integrators, instructional designers, training program vendors, and database programmers to integrate Perception with their systems. Details about PIP are available at http://www.questionmark.com/perception/help/interface.  

About Ingenium:
Ingenium is an enterprise skills and competency focused e-Learning solution. Ingenium has built-in support for all types of learning, including e-Learning (both asynchronous and synchronous), instructor-led training, and on-the-job learning, among many other delivery formats. Ingenium offers powerful tools to help organizations maximize their return on investment (ROI) with tools such as the Skills Gap Analysis, Training Gap Analysis, Qualified Employee Finder and Organizational Health tools.

Ingenium 5.0 is a major upgrade that further integrates online learning into a strategic learning management system while adding significant people development capabilities. New features include graphical learning maps, personalized training catalogs, and training gap analysis. The upgrade offers seamless connections with QM Perception and other e-learning products, personalized previews of users’ upcoming training programs, enhanced reporting capabilities, and an expanded skill hierarchy.

Details about Ingenium are available at http://home.click2learn.com/products/management.html 

About Question Mark Corporation:
Question Mark Corporation has been producing testing and assessment software for 11 years. The company is actively involved with the IMS project, which aims to build a new architecture for learning over the Web. The goal of the IMS project (http://www.imsproject.org) is the widespread adoption of specifications that will allow distributed learning environments and content from multiple authors to work together. Question Mark is also affiliated with the Association of Test Publishers (http://www.testpublishers.org) and is contributing to the association’s debate on standards for computer based testing. Question Mark can be reached at 800-863-3950, 203-425-2400, or at: http://www.questionmark.com

About click2learn.com, inc.
click2learn.com, inc. (NASDAQ: CLKS) formerly known as Asymetrix Learning Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYM) is a leading provider of e-Learning solutions to businesses, government, and educational institutions throughout the world. By developing a powerful and full-featured ASP platform for e-Learning, and partnering with market-leading content publishers, click2learn.com is able to provide customers with instant access to their e-Learning Network. Customers can access thousands of courses, and use browser-based publishing and learning management tools using a custom-configured e-Learning site or by visiting the e-Learning Portal at www.click2learn.com. click2learn.com’s enterprise e-Learning initiatives include learning management products (spearheaded by the market leading Ingenium total learning management solution) and web-based authoring software products (featuring the acclaimed ToolBook II Instructor and Assistant authoring tools). Each solution is augmented by professional services including award winning custom content development, strategic consulting and integration services. For more information on click2learn.com’s e-Learning solutions, call (800) 448-6543 or (425) 462-0501. click2learn.com, inc. is located on the World Wide Web at www.click2learn.com

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