SOURCE: Hanley Wood

September 24, 2007 14:43 ET

Hanley Wood University Unveils New, Interactive Continuing Education Program

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - September 24, 2007) - Hanley Wood University, the recently launched continuing education program for architects, has implemented an interactive testing program for architects pursuing AIA-credit. Hanley Wood University offers architects the flexibility of completing courses in the magazines, through online learning, Webinars or via in-person "lunch and learns."

Testing features include:

--  Instant Certification
--  Interactive Courses and Tests
--  Audio and Video Options
--  Pausing and Saving Capabilities
--  Real-Time Feedback and Test-Grading
--  Multiple Course Management and Tracking
    

"Hanley Wood University represents the future of continuing education," says Russ Ellis, Publisher of ARCHITECT. "This dynamic educational format fosters improved comprehension and retention of course topics -- a feature that is prompting both architects and manufacturers to gravitate towards Hanley Wood University."

Adopting this unique educational model had significant tangible results. In the first eight months, more than 2,000 architects have enrolled in more than 4,500 AIA-approved classes through Hanley Wood University.

"Our program allows architects to start and stop tests from their desktop on demand, track their performance and activity level and offers direct reporting of test results to the AIA," states Jennifer Pearce, Associate Publisher of Development at Hanley Wood. "Our goal is to be the benchmark in continuing education by producing courses that are exciting, interesting and informative, while including high production values."

Courses are easily accessible though ARCHITECT, residential architect and ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING magazines; via dedicated continuing education sections on www.architectmagazine.com and www.residentialarchitect.com; through weekly e-newsletters Architect Business Update, residential architect Business Update and Architectural Lighting Business Update; and on a centralized continuing education portal www.architectces.com.

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media and information company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood Business Media (Washington, D.C.), publishes 36 award-winning residential and commercial construction titles, including BUILDER, REMODELING, CUSTOM HOME, CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and residential architect. Hanley Wood Business Media also offers the construction industry's foremost collection of Web sites, including BUILDER ONLINE, REMODELING ONLINE, and ebuild, the comprehensive online guide to building products, as well as the largest collection of house plans online through eplans.com and Dream Home Source.

Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a $250 million company owned by affiliates of JPMorgan Partners, LLC. CCMP Capital Advisors manages the Hanley Wood investment for JPMorgan Partners.

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