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Aspen Learning Launches OpenClassroom Server for School-wide Use

New Appliance Fosters 21st Century Skills and Learning In Classrooms Across any School Building

SEATTLE (NSBA, T + L Conference) and PALO ALTO, Calif. – October 28, 2008 – Aspen Learning, Inc, an education technology provider, today launched a new model of its OpenClassroom Server (OCS) designed to support school-wide use. OCS-School delivers a suite of learning management tools and web 2.0 applications for collaborative learning throughout any school setting, or from home. It accommodates up to 1,000 students, with more power and personal storage space than OCS-Classroom, which serves up to 200 students. In addition, both products benefit by new software enhancements added to facilitate assessment and file sharing.

“Our OpenClassroom Server has been very well received by educators across the country who are excited about the promise it holds for developing 21st century skills and learning,” said Manish Kothari, co-founder and president of Aspen Learning. “By increasing the capacity and adding valuable assessment and file sharing tools, our new appliance is even more appealing to school administrators seeking simple, affordable solutions to foster collaboration throughout their schools, or from home.”

OCS-School is a self-contained, robust appliance designed for the server room of any school building. It features a 2.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad processor, one terabyte of hard disk storage, and 2 GB of RAM storage. The school and classroom models of OpenClassroom Server each operate in a networked environment from any browser-based device, offering a safe and easy-to-use solution for collaboration and learning management.

To complement its existing library of web 2.0 collaboration, learning management, and communication offerings, Aspen Learning has added a quiz module with built-in auto grading and reporting features. Both appliances also provide desktop file sharing support through the Samba protocol.

Pricing and Availability
OCS-School is now available for $3,500 plus shipping. OCS-Classroom is available for $1,200 plus shipping.

About Aspen Learning

Aspen Learning, Inc. created the OpenClassroom Server to support the development of 21st century skills and learning. It provides K-12 educators with an affordable, easy-to-use appliance that combines learning management tools with collaborative web 2.0 software and personal storage space. Founded in 2007, the private company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit www.aspenlearning.com or contact info@aspenlearning.com

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Media Contact:
Carleen LeVasseur
Aspen Learning Public Relations
408-264-6767
carleen_l@comcast.net


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