AICC Press Release #10

Sugar City, Idaho USA

AICC Certifies CLIX

imc’s CLIX 1.0 passes AICC/CMI certification

Sugar City, Idaho USA – - The announced today that CLIX (Corporate Learning & Information Exchange) 1.0 has been certified as compliant with its Web Based Computer Managed Instruction Systems (CMI) Guideline (AGR 010). This certification makes imc information multimedia communication GmbH, Germany, Europe’s first e-learning platform vendor to achieve this standard.

"We realized that the majority of European companies is not familiar with open e-learning standards such as AICC", stated Frank Milius, co-founder and managing director of imc. "This is really amazing. Especially if you know the huge amounts of money many companies spend every year for web based courseware and performance measurement of their training offers", he said.

"There were two goals for us to follow in AICC specifications when developing the CLIX CMI system", Milius pointed out. "First of all, we want our customers to benefit from all features an AICC certified CMI system offers, such as the interoperability of learning contents or the possibility to track and evaluate learning paths. Secondly, we want to send a message to the European e-learning community: a commitment to open standards is crucial to establish not only a global but also a sustainable e-learning market."

"The certification of CLIX marks a rather significant milestone for international acceptance of the AICC's CMI guideline," said William A. McDonald, chairman of the AICC Independent Test Lab Committee. "I expect that other European CMI vendors will soon be following imc’s lead."

About AICC

The AICC's mission is to provide and promote information, guidelines and standards that result in the effective implementation of CBT and WBT. The AICC has long been an advocate of interoperable learning technology.

About imc

imc information multimedia communication GmbH, headquartered in Saarbruecken, Germany, and with offices in Cologne and Berlin, was founded at the end as a spin-off company of the Institute for Information Systems at the University of the Saarland by Dr. Wolfgang Kraemer, Frank Milius and Dr. Volker Zimmermann together with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. A-W. Scheer, business angel and University lecturer. The company is Germany’s leading provider of e-learning solutions. Recently imc GmbH and SAP AG announced a strategic cooperation which incorporates a financial interest of SAP in imc. Global players such as Daimler-Chrysler AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Telekom AG, Henkel KGaA, HypoVereinsbank AG, IBM, IDS Scheer AG, Lufthansa AG, Metro AG, SAP AG, United Bank of Switzerland, and VEBA AG are already utilizing imc’s products and services to build up their own virtual learning and knowledge environments.

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