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Fort Worth, TX, United States, 2006/03/15 - The eLearning Center, a comprehensive collection of online courses, has partnered with Thomson Education Direct (formerly ICS), to provide a select offering from a library of more than 3,500 online courses..
“The partnership lays out an ideal route to some untapped market areas,” said Jon Bouffler, General Manager – Thomas Education Direct. “By partnering with an industry specialist, all parties will provide a unique combination of experience and expertise for the benefit of the learners.”
The partnership encompasses a vast range of course material in conjunction with global eLearning specialist, Thomson NETg. The new course categories available are desktop/consumer, professional IT, and business and professional development.
“As The eLearning Center continues to revolutionize e-learning, partnerships with leaders from around the globe, such as Thomson Education Direct, strengthen our commitment to provide high-quality online education opportunities to e-learners,” said Stephen Gatlin, founder and CEO of The eLearning Center.
For more information about the courses offered by The eLearning Center, please call 817-870-2870.
About The eLearning Center
Created by Gatlin Education Services, the world’s largest provider of online workforce development programs for colleges and universities, The eLearning Center is a comprehensive collection of online courses from top providers and authors. As subsequent phases of the portal are released, many additional content providers will be added, offering a broad range of more than 25,000 online courses by the end of 2006.
About Thomson Education Direct
Thomson Education Direct is the world’s largest distance learning organisation and is part of the Thomson Corporation. It’s aim is to make learning as accessible as possible – allowing busy people to get the skills, training and education they want, in a way that offers them complete flexibility.
Thomson Education Direct has been helping people achieve their goals for well over 100 years – since 1890 in fact, when it pioneered a new way to learn, allowing people to study in their own homes. Today, from offices in the US, UK, Netherlands, Canada and Sydney Thomson Education Direct follow the same principles, but with modern technology, including e-mail and the internet, makes learning even more effective and convenient.
About The Thomson Corporation and NETg
The Thomson Corporation, with 2004 revenues of $8.1 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate e-Learning and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 38,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).
Thomson NETg delivers powerful knowledge-on-demand to the global enterprise, helping to align people, processes and priorities better than ever before. The breadth and flexibility of knowledge resources, together with more than 35 years of enterprise empowerment experience, help organizations of all sizes to manage change, transform operations and exceed bottom-line expectations.