Learning management system
Plateau LMS originally certified
in 2001; new test affirms Plateaus longstanding
commitment to open standards and software
Sugar City, Idaho USA July
18, 2003 The Aviation Industry CBT
Committee (AICC) announced today that Plateau 4 Learning
Management System has been formally certified as
compliant with the AICCs Web-Based Computer Managed
Instruction Systems (CMI) Guideline (AGR-010). This
guideline allows AICC-conforming web-based learning
content and courseware to interoperate with
AICC-conforming LMS systems. AICC Guidelines are used
across multiple industries in addition to aviation
Plateau LMS was originally certified by the AICC in June
2001. As AICC certification is valid for a two-year
period, Plateau 4 LMS was re-certified last week when an
independent testing lab determined its compliance for CMI
guidelines. The Plateau 4 LMS also complies with the
latest proposed specifications of the Sharable Content
Object Reference Model (SCORM), the other major standard
ensuring that enterprise software is able to effectively
and meaningfully interoperate with e-Learning content.
Plateau is an active AICC member and a leader in the
learning industrys effort to standardize
communication between e-Learning content and enterprise
software applications. Last month, Plateau Chief
Technology Officer Ed Cohen was elected to chair the AICC
Training Infrastructure Subcommittee. Cohen is the only
AICC subcommittee chair not drawn from the aviation
industry. As a subcommittee chair, Cohen has substantial
input within the AICCs Executive subcommittee,
which guides the organizations strategic direction
Our executives have worked closely with the AICC
and other standards bodies for years to promote and
expand the open standards and interoperability of
software in the e-Learning industry, Cohen said.
This certification of Plateau 4 LMS reinforces our
dedication to creating a global standard for learning
Plateau 4s AICC certification is good news
for any industry that has to deliver training
online, said William A. McDonald, AICC CMI
Subcommittee chair and Learning Technology Architect at
Alteon (Boeings aviation training company).
This clearly demonstrates Plateaus continued
commitment to providing courseware interoperability for
its customers and partners.
The AICC is an international association of
technology-based training professionals. While its
mission is to create open standards for computer-based
training in the aviation industry, AICC guidelines are
being used by software vendors across a variety of
industries, and are paving the way for the global
standardization of learning technologies.
Standards such as those set by the AICC and SCORM allow
courseware and learning management systems to convey
information and be integrated. They also give consumers a
level of confidence that the content and the learning
management system will work together to provide not just
learning material, but data that can be used to meet an
organizations strategic goals.
About the 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. More information is available at the
organizations Web site at www.aicc.org.
About Plateau: Plateaus enterprise-class
software manages all of an organizations learning
and knowledge on one scalable platform. Plateau 4
Learning Management System (LMS) is built on Web-based
J2EE/EJB architecture, and is the engine behind the
largest e-Learning initiatives in the corporate,
non-profit and government markets. Plateau 4 LMS
automates the management and delivery of online and
classroom learning, organizational knowledge and
competencies for clients including the American Red
Cross, Motorola, Union Pacific and the U.S. Air Force.
Plateau is listed as a leader in LMS evaluations from
Gartner Inc. and META Group. The company is headquartered
in Arlington, VA. For more information, please visit www.plateau.com.
P.O. Box 472
Sugar City, Idaho
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