SOURCE: Aptara

July 11, 2007 08:35 ET

Aptara Launches PowerLearn Solution for Rapid Development of Training Courses

Web-Enabled Collaboration Tool Allows Organizations to Customize eLearning Curriculum in Real-Time

FALLS CHURCH, VA--(Marketwire - July 11, 2007) - Aptara, Inc., a global leader in integrated content transformation solutions, today announced the general availability of PowerLearn, a web-enabled collaboration tool that helps organizations publish and update eLearning courseware in real-time. The solution enables on-demand learning, knowledge sharing and collaboration for global teams to increase overall business intelligence and effectiveness.

PowerLearn's design leverages Aptara's decades of experience in the global educational publishing industry. It provides authors and reviewers with access to a comprehensive range of templates in the active library, robust course structuring interfaces, metadata tagging options and workflow management features. The solution is highly customizable and makes it easy to adapt training courses to international standards and requirements.

"The learning services market is experiencing tremendous growth, creating a strong demand for advanced multimedia courses," said Gurvinder Batra, chief technologist of Aptara. "As a preferred learning partner to organizations around the world, we understand the global needs of our customers and have created a powerful tool that will allow dispersed teams around the world to create and control programs to meet their courseware needs."

PowerLearn is a part of the Aptara PowerSuite™ -- a complete set of services and tools that enables publishing clients to have greater control and insight into the entire production process. Utilizing state-of-the-art resources, Aptara develops custom content for eLearning courses, hosts content on companion websites, and employs latest technologies to repurpose content to various electronic formats. Content is developed and targeted for specific purposes such as online learning, online quizzes, blended learning, technical documentation, interactive simulations, and corporate presentations.

PowerLearn features include:

--  Course structuring interfaces allow course structure creation in a
    variety of hierarchies with multiple elements
--  Storyboarding makes it possible for geographically disparate teams to
    work in coordination with one another
--  Single repository for content and metadata helps to efficiently reuse
    content
--  Flash Engine Integration allows to create Adobe Flash engine-based
    courseware
    

"PowerLearn is an integral part of Aptara's content transformation solution set that allows our customers to seamlessly manage their production process from start to finish," says Sushant Buttan, senior vice president of learning and professional services of Aptara. "We offer a unique combination of in-house eLearning expertise, cutting edge technology and outsourcing capabilities that create unmatched efficiencies for our customers."

The solution is the first in the PowerLearn product line, with several additional solutions currently in development. For more information, please visit: http://www.aptaracorp.com/os_elearning.htm.

About Aptara

Aptara delivers technologically advanced and integrated content transformation solutions that enable customers to unleash the value of their content and uncover new revenue opportunities. Aptara delivers full life-cycle content management services -- content capture, digitization and distribution -- to leading publishers, Fortune Global 500 companies, and the legal marketplace. Aptara also provides solutions to financial institutions, information aggregators, professional societies, government agencies, universities, libraries, and the automotive, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Headquartered in Falls Church, VA, the company serves customers around the globe from ISO certified facilities and employs more than 4,000 people worldwide. Aptara has 22 offices across the United States, India, UK and Australia. For more information on Aptara and its services please visit www.aptaracorp.com.

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