From the world’s largest educational technology show – BETT – HunterStone announced it has partnered with the Northwest Learning Grid (NWLG) to provide its THESIS SCORM VLE tools for Learning Platforms.
HunterStone's THESIS is a suite of eLearning tools which adheres to the SCORM specifications and integrates with Microsoft Office. This enables a user to author eLearning resources and objects straight from familiar Microsoft Office applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio and Producer. The THESIS "Learning Object Manager" allows a user to author complete SCORM courses and quizzes for online instruction, using multiple learning objects from different sources. THESIS Librarian "SCORM enables" Microsoft SharePoint to create Learning Object Repositories where subject matter experts can collaborate on course development and also use the tool as a meta-data manager.
Under the agreement HunterStone is providing educational discounts and solution bundles specifically for schools.
THESIS is ADL certified and integrates with SCORM 1.2 and 2004 Learning Management Systems including but not limited to: Angel Learning, Aspen/Docent, BlackBoard, Desire2Learn, DigiLore, DOTS (WebRaven), EKP, Gen21, GeoLearning, IBM Notes LMS, ICS Learning (Inquisiq EX), IntraLearn, Learn.com, LearnKey, LearnFlex (Operitel), Learnwise, Mentor Manager, Moodle, Oracle, Pathlore, Plateau, RedTray, SAP, Southrock, THINQ, TopClass, WebCT, and WestNet Learning. Additionally, THESIS works with Microsoft's SharePoint Learning Kit (SLK). THESIS is available worldwide through partners and resellers in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Hebrew, Danish, Dutch, and Arabic.
North West Learning Grid is a consortium of eighteen UK Local Authorities and more than 2,000 schools, working in partnership to improve the process and management of learning using the latest information and communication technologies. Central to its activities is the provision of e-learning content, much of which is free to access to all schools and their learners. NWLG is also creating digital resources where it recovers the cost of that activity, typically selling this content to schools at around one tenth of commercial alternatives. Central to this process is the use of practicing teachers selected from schools across the NW region. Schools purchasing our content are effectively part of a Content Co-operative.
As a National Education Network provider, North West Learning Grid also maintains broadband connectivity between its 18 member authorities and the National Backbone provided by JANET
North West Learning Grid is a part of the Education Community and is able to deliver its services, not just at a high level of quality and cost effectiveness but also with a shared ethos and commitment common to all of our schools.
HunterStone (hunterstone.com) is an innovative provider of eLearning and IT tools for Microsoft environments. The company designs, implements and maintains business applications that help organizations increase productivity and decrease operating costs. In addition to its THESIS eLearning software, HunterStone develops knowledge management systems and services for collaboration, migration and conversion within email environments. HunterStone is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with competencies in ISV and Information Worker proficiencies. Headquartered in the United States, privately held HunterStone has offices in the United Kingdom, Tasmania, and international resellers in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, and Mexico.
Contact Information - Rod Richards, HunterStone U.K. Office / T: +44 1787 222560 / E: rrichards[.]HunterStone.co.uk.