Cisco Learning Institute, a nonprofit corporation initially funded by Cisco Systems to promote e-learning, has introduced version 2.0 of an enterprise-level platform. CLI Virtuoso E-Learning Platform encompasses modular components for authoring, delivering, and managing Web-accessible learning content, and builds on client demand for a complete and scalable e-learning solution, claims the company. It says the product is the result of extensive research by Educational Testing Service and the Assessment Research and Evaluation group at Cisco Worldwide Education into advanced assessment capabilities for creating and delivering surveys and exams with extensive scoring attributes. “As a public benefit corporation, we’ve worked to remove the technical barriers to content development and its reuse,” says executive director David Alexander. “Now teachers, writers, and other content providers can focus on the creative, interactive, and measurement aspects of content generation using CLI Virtuoso rather than worrying about the bits and bytes of the technology.” Details are available at www.ciscolearning.org.
Click2learn has unveiled a new version of its Aspen Enterprise Productivity Suite that features enhanced globalization, reporting, registration, virtual classroom, and other functionalities. Aspen 2.1 allows employees of global organizations to utilize Aspen in eight languages without the added time and cost of translation. Individual learners can set their language preferences and communicate with other employees across these language boundaries.