SOURCE: ANGEL Learning

March 06, 2006 10:26 ET

ANGEL Learning Unveils Simply Powerful ANGEL LMS 7

ANGEL LMS 7 Offers Innovations in Simplicity, Power, and Value That Enable Instructors to Easily Create Technology-Rich Teaching Environments to Power 21st Century Learning

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2006 -- ANGEL® Learning today unveiled ANGEL Learning Management Suite 7 highlighting the release's groundbreaking capabilities. Brimming with LMS innovations, ANGEL LMS 7 offers numerous industry firsts in simplicity, power, personalization, and value. Simply powerful ANGEL LMS 7 is designed to drive deeper LMS adoption across the educational enterprise and enable institutions, faculty, and students to gain greater value from the LMS.

"The ANGEL approach has produced an LMS that's different," said Ray Henderson, chief products officer, ANGEL Learning. "We've gained distinction for creating an appealing balance of simplicity and power. We've obsessed about how to improve both of these -- making the product even easier to use and yet more powerful. And we're especially pleased to have blended in features like our new Learning Object Repository and LIVE synchronous tools as core features to extend value unique in the industry."

Simplicity

--  Product Usability - The subject of intensive human factors engineering
    to ensure user-system compatibility, ANGEL LMS 7 is completely redesigned
    for product usability. The release makes significant strides in ease of
    learning to use its features and reducing time required to perform
    repetitive tasks.
--  Digital Dashboard - ANGEL 7 presents a unique digital dashboard upon
    entering a course that encapsulates key student activity trends and
    results. Faculty can determine and take appropriate actions more quickly
    than ever before.
--  Synchronous Communication - The system's totally new synchronous
    communications package, ANGEL LIVE, includes an office hours application
    that models actual office behavior more closely than other applications,
    including scheduling and queue management.
    
Power
--  Automated Agent Technology - Innovative automated agents in ANGEL 7
    give faculty unprecedented power to identify student activity and grade
    trends and design automated responses to the progression. Making technology
    work for instructors in this way amplifies their impact and increases their
    efficiency - allowing additional capacity to complete tasks that cannot be
    automated.
--  Centralized Report Console - The ANGEL 7 consolidated reporting
    engine's capability to mine extensive user data stored in the system is
    unique among competing systems. A revised graphing package allows faculty
    to visualize data in new ways.
    
Personalization
--  Subject-based Themes - ANGEL 7 enables much more than the font and
    color choice generally available. More than thirty standard subject or
    design based themes offer instructors and students powerful customization
    capabilities.  Individual customization is also an option.
--  Accessibility - Large text and high contrast themes are standard
    options for visually impaired users.
    
Value
--  ANGEL 7 is the first LMS to offer fully integrated synchronous tools
    in the base cost of the product.
--  ANGEL 7 is the first LMS to offer a fully integrated Learning Object
    Repository in the base cost of the system.
    
Developed collaboratively with ANGEL users, ANGEL 7 has been reviewed, modified, and praised by focus groups of ANGEL customers across the country. "One of our biggest advantages is the commitment of ANGEL customers. They provide us with unusually thoughtful feedback about our products and encourage us to innovate in the areas that are most important to them," said Christopher Clapp, president and CEO, ANGEL Learning. "We're inspired to listen well and produce software that will delight them."

Those interested in learning more about ANGEL LMS 7 can request a demonstration sandbox for a hands-on introduction to ANGEL 7's simply powerful teaching and learning at: http://www.angellearning.com/Global/AccountRequest/accountRequest.asp, or contact ANGEL Learning Sales: sales@angellearning.com

About ANGEL Learning

ANGEL Learning, Inc. develops and markets enterprise e-learning software. Our flagship products are the ANGEL Learning Management Suite and the ANGEL ePortfolio system. Honed by use, our products serve millions of students and instructors from K to corporate. We enjoy a reputation for creating products with exceptional ease of use, excellent vision into learner progress, and for keeping our commitments. Having emerged from the academy ourselves, our core values reflect those of our customers well. ANGEL world headquarters is in Indianapolis, Indiana. To learn more about the ANGEL difference, visit the ANGEL Learning website at www.angellearning.com.

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