SOURCE: Virtual Ed Link, Inc

June 26, 2008 10:39 ET

Virtual Ed Link Crisis Management Planning Solution Helps Colleges Achieve Legislative Compliance

FAIRFIELD, NJ--(Marketwire - June 26, 2008) - Virtual Ed Link, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VRED), the developer and marketer of the leading edge technology platform for VELI's School/College Safety Management System (S/CSMS) used to automate school and campus safety and security, announced today that its Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Alan McCartney, has been marketing the VELI solution to Community and Technical Colleges in concert with the Clements Group through a highly successful series of group focused informational Webinars.

Campus safety and crisis management planning have become high profile national issues and will soon be a mandated requirement for schools seeking Title IV funds (Pell grants, Perkins loans, etc.), both in the House and Senate versions of the Higher Education Act Reauthorization. Institutions who do not comply risk losing Title IV funding, or face other penalties or sanctions. In addition, Eastern Michigan University recently agreed to pay the largest ever Clery Act fine of $350,000 to the U.S. Department of Education for failing to warn the campus community about the murder of student Laura Dickinson in her on-campus residence hall in December of 2006 and other violations at the school that subsequently came to light.

The Clements Group and Virtual Ed Link have escalated and directed their efforts to provide community/technical colleges with a customized solution for the development and implementation of effective two-year college crisis management programs, to accelerate the school's ability to comply with the legislation and avoid sanctions. This effort is now delivered through coordinated webinars which allow speedy access to distant audiences, and have worked very effectively for entire state college systems as well as diverse college audiences not within a specific state system.

Virtual Ed Link's comprehensive integrated web 2.0 platform allows College leadership to expand its crisis management objective from mass notification to seven essential elements of crisis management within one comprehensive solution. The Seven Essential Elements are Planning, Preparation, Training, Communication, Prevention, Intervention, and Response, all built into the VELI CSMS platform. Acquisition of this technology helps to avoid purchasing individual components and programs that may or may not share data with each other; individual components can be expensive and time consuming.

The theme of the Webinars is "Mass Notification Alone Cannot Create a Safe and Secure Learning Environment." The demonstration shows how Virtual Ed Link's integrated College Safety Management System (CSMS) provides a holistic single source solution that meets the recommendations for Creating Safer Campuses of IACLEA (the International Association of College Law Enforcement Administrators), while providing college leaders with a powerful decision making resource.

Successful webinars have been done with Wake Technical Community College in North Carolina and the Technical College System of Georgia. Additional webinars in Georgia, Mississippi and California are in the works. Virtual Ed and the Clements Group plan to initiate a monthly webinar program to be presented to Community College Systems across the United States.

Dr. McCartney said: "The legislation and government's penalty power is causing a school system rush to solutions. We have introduced our product as a new and innovative way to respond to that anxiety for solutions."

About Virtual Ed Link

Virtual Ed Link, Inc aka VELI (PINKSHEETS: VRED) is a subsidiary of Viyya Technologies, Inc. which develops and markets Business Intelligence and Personal Knowledge Management software applications. Virtual Ed Link, Inc. is licensed to market and sell the School/College Safety Management System (S/CSMS), which uses proprietary core technology solutions developed as Business Intelligence applications that manage day-to-day information by enabling users to automate and customize the way they collect, process, and distribute real-time data. The School/College Safety Management System is marketed and sold to schools and colleges around the U.S. and geared to be used as a collaborative Web 2.0 tool to share general information retrieved from any internet source among the school users, and especially, in the event of threats or danger, to disseminate alerts to help and guide students, parents, faculty and law enforcement in the actions necessary to help protect school attendees, and school infrastructure.

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