SOURCE: Timecruiser Computing Corp.

October 10, 2006 09:41 ET

Portal Integration Makes for Easy Access to On-Line, On-Demand Tutoring for CampusCruiser® and SMARTHINKING® Institutions

FAIRFIELD, NJ and WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2006 -- Timecruiser Computing Corp., the developer of CampusCruiser, a full-featured higher education enterprise portal application, and SMARTHINKING, today announced a completed integration module improving the ability for students to access SMARTHINKING within the CampusCruiser portal without remembering an additional login and password.

The College of the Albemarle, part of the North Carolina Community College System, is the first to take advantage of this integration.

"Providing a seamless means for our students to access SMARTHINKING through the college's Cruising Online Access (COA) portal gives them, and our system administrator, one less thing to worry about. Now, with one login and one password students are connected to their communications portal, email account, and 24/7 online tutoring. Now students can concentrate more on their studies and less on accessing the tools we provide to help them learn," said Wayman White, Director of MIS, College of the Albemarle.

The partnership, which began in the summer of 2006, provides CampusCruiser clients the option of seamless integration between the CampusCruiser portal, and Smarthinking.com's live, online tutoring in math, writing, science, and business.

"Students learn best when they get help at the moment of need," said Burck Smith, SMARTHINKING CEO. "By making it convenient to find and access live tutoring, CampusCruiser and SMARTHINKING help schools help their students learn."

"We welcome SMARTHINKING as a partner to provide seamless and secured access to online tutoring through the college-branded portal," said Allen Wang, CEO of Timecruiser Computing Corporation. "CampusCruiser's proven open architecture continues to deliver improved user experiences in today's expansive campus environment."

About the CampusCruiser Portal System

The CampusCruiser portal system was specifically designed to meet the needs of higher education. Using CampusCruiser, students, alumni, faculty and school administrators can use the Internet-based solution to collaborate and exchange information regarding all aspects of collegiate life, including courses, campus events, college services, career services and alumni information. CampusCruiser offers higher education institutions the following product and service features:

--  A complete e-mail solution and personal productivity suite, a group
    module fit with bulletin boards, chat rooms, and an Academics Module with
    an integrated grade book, journal tool and traditional coursework
    management solutions. Colleges using CampusCruiser are able to target
    students with key information using campus-wide email, calendars, news and
    announcements.
--  Supports open standards and readily integrates with third-party campus
    information systems, including student information system (ERP) and course
    management systems (CMS).
--  CampusCruiser modules can be deployed as a complete portal solution or
    as individual modules to add value to an existing portal environment.
--  CampusCruiser can be up, integrated and running in 4 weeks or less.
    
About Timecruiser Computing Corporation

Founded in 1995, Timecruiser Computing Corporation has developed innovative Internet technology solutions that deliver leading edge Internet software services for educational institutions nationwide. Colleges and universities rely on our enterprise portal solutions to:

--  Improve Campus Communication
--  Implement Effective Course Management
--  Build Cohesive Campus Communities
    
In 1996 TCC invented an innovative web calendaring technology which received multiple patents for its innovation and is now an integral part of our award-winning CampusCruiser® offering. As an education technology partner, Timecruiser provides essential technologies that lead institutions into the new frontier of institutional-branded online solutions.

For additional information, visit http://www.CampusCruiser.com or call 877-450-9482.

About SMARTHINKING

SMARTHINKING, the leading provider of online tutoring and academic staffing to colleges and high schools, provides live, online, easy-access tutoring to students. SMARTHINKING works with schools, colleges, universities, textbook publishers and other institutions to help educators offer students outstanding academic support. SMARTHINKING's custom solutions improve faculty support and raise student performance by connecting students to qualified assistance anytime, from any Internet connection. SMARTHINKING clients include schools, colleges, libraries, education companies, individuals, and anyone seeking to increase student achievement. SMARTHINKING currently works with over 500 school clients and businesses. http://www.smarthinking.com

About College of the Albemarle

College of The Albemarle (COA) is an open-door, comprehensive community college committed to providing accessible education, training, and retraining for better jobs and better lives in Northeastern North Carolina. Through its campuses in Elizabeth City, Edenton, and Manteo, COA serves over 10,000 students a year through two-year degree, one-year diploma, short-term certification, continuing education, and workforce development programs. http://www.albemarle.edu

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