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Growing demand for intelligent learning solutions drives launch of ToolBook 2004

  • 11 November, 2003 11:48

<p>Newest version features functionality for advanced simulations and greater flexibility in creating interactive content</p>
<p>Sydney, 11 November 2003: Click2learn (NASDAQ: CLKS) has announced the release of ToolBook Instructor 2004, the newest version of its award-winning authoring solution for simulations and interactive learning content.</p>
<p>ToolBook helps organisations create compelling content and simulations critical to the success of any organisational learning initiative. Using its powerful features, companies can create professional, standards-based simulations, tutorials, courseware and other interactive learning content without in-depth programming skills.</p>
<p>Based on AICC and SCORM standards, ToolBook also makes it easy to launch and track ToolBook content through a standards-compliant learning management system (LMS).</p>
<p>ToolBook 2004 features significantly enhanced capabilities which enable:
• Easier and faster creation of rich, realistic software application simulations
• Greater flexibility in creating highly interactive Web content
• Advanced support for e-learning standards
• More versatile deployment with support for new Web browsers
• Greater assessment capabilities to ensure learners’ mastery of subject matter.</p>
<p> Strong Simulations Focus
The latest edition of the industry’s most powerful simulation tool includes deep new functionalities for creating more dynamic, effective simulations. These simulations are an essential element in increasing workforce productivity, particularly in readying employees to use mission-critical enterprise software applications.</p>
<p>“Delivering content in a variety of ways helps people with different learning styles absorb knowledge more effectively,” said chief executive officer of Click2learn Asia Pacific, Mr. Con J Kittos.</p>
<p>”Providing realistic content that incorporates ‘show me, try me, test me’ options helps learners accomplish more and allows them to more easily and immediately apply the learning to their day-to-day jobs to increase their competence and productivity,” he said.</p>
<p>ToolBook 2004 allows content authors to easily create effective simulations with little or no training. Enhanced simulation capabilities in this version allow content authors to:
• More quickly develop simulations to deploy as demonstrations
• Automatically repurpose recorded simulations into three delivery modes – demonstration, practice and test, saving development time, and more quickly providing the most training options to the enterprise
• More rapidly create and modify complex enterprise calibre software application simulations designed for demonstration, practice and assessment
• More easily edit actions, transition steps and application features within software simulations with improved, built-in editing capabilities
• Accurately, record, capture and create software application simulations – including all user activities, application logic and on-screen controls – with just a few mouse clicks.</p>
<p> Significant Usability Enhancements
Other new and enhanced features in ToolBook 2004 include:
• Support for JavaScript, enabling dynamic content and a richer user experience
• Broadened support for SCORM, allowing users to easily create standards-based content – and now also access SCORM API for even greater options in content creation
• Menu Editor, which lets users create unique navigation mechanisms in courseware and content
• Updated documentation and training curriculum, helping users more quickly become productive on ToolBook.</p>
<p>Additionally, ToolBook’s unique underlying architectural design lets authors tailor and extend the product to meet their organisation's specific content needs using built-in customisation capabilities, Active X support, and an open scripting environment.</p>
<p>“ToolBook 2004 represents the culmination of countless conversations with users, substantial research and development and in-depth market analysis,” said Mr Kittos.</p>
<p>“The result is a simulation and content authoring solution that meets the specific technical needs of content authors and the unique business needs of their organisations better than any other product of its type.”</p>
<p>For more information on ToolBook 2004 or to pre-order, visit
www.click2learn.com, phone 1300 130 669 within Australia or (+612) 8243 5521, or e-mail email@click2learn-asiapac.com.</p>
<p>ENDS</p>
<p>About ToolBook
Click2learn's ToolBook has been named one of the best authoring software packages on the market today by learning analysts, training and human resource publications and thought leaders. Thousands of companies and organisations representing more than 120,000 licensed users rely upon ToolBook for their creation of SCORM- and AICC-compliant content. This long-term user base includes 13,000 major global corporations, hundreds of military and government organisations, and more than 500 colleges, universities and schools. ToolBook Instructor™ also acts as the Simulation Editor module in Click2learn’s Aspen Enterprise Productivity Suite™.
About Click2learn
Click2learn (Asia Pacific) is a partnership formed in 2001 between Click2learn Inc. (NASDAQ: CLKS) and Angus Knight Learning.
A leader in the e-Learning industry, Click2learn Inc has the largest installed base of e-Learning customers in the world. Founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and headquartered in Bellevue, Washington USA, the corporation’s award-winning software is used by Global 2000 companies to develop, capture, manage and disseminate knowledge for employees, partners and customers.
Click2learn’s Aspen Enterprise Learning Suite is the most complete enterprise learning solution in the industry, a fully integrated end-to-end platform unique in its ability to create, deliver and manage learning experiences from a single platform. Click2learn’s customers include American Express, Centrelink, Comalco, IBM, Microsoft, Bankers Trust, Intel, St George Bank and General Motors.
Additionally, Click2learn's ToolBook product is the world's best-selling desktop authoring solution. In Asia Pacific, ToolBook customers include Airways New Zealand, AMP, AMR Capability Solutions, Blake Dawson Waldron, CGU, Comalco, Freehills, Mackillop College, Sharp Electronics Malaysia, St George Bank and University of Newcastle.
Angus Knight Learning is part of the Angus Knight Group of Companies, an Australian-owned leader in learning, training and employment services for over 10 years. For more information on Click2learn, please visit www.click2learn.com or email us at email@click2learn-asiapac.com.</p>
<p>Click2learn (Asia Pacific) Pty Limited
61-63 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
ABN 56 099 611 847 ACN 099 611 846</p>
<p>Copyright © Click2learn Asia Pacific 2003. Click2learn, Aspen,
Aspen Enterprise Productivity Suite, ToolBook, Making Knowledge
a Tangible Asset and the Click2learn logo are registered trademarks
of Click2learn, Inc. All other company and/or product names
are the property of their respective owners.</p>

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