New Zealand´s Computers in Homes Project Partners with Atomic Learning to Spread Technology Use

LITTLE FALLS, MN–March 12, 2007–New Zealand´s ground-breaking Computers in Homes project has a mission: to provide all New Zealand families who are socially and economically disadvantaged with a computer, an Internet connection, relevant training and technical support. Atomic Learning has been chosen to help these families learn all about the technology they´ll be receiving.

Started by the 2020 Communications Trust, the Computers in Homes project aims to help families in need gain valuable skills needed for work and school. As technology has become commonplace in education and in the workforce, so has the need to create a level playing field for those who have not had access to technology.

And, along with access to technology comes the need for training.

Computers in Homes Project Manager Ivan Lomax says, "Having been introduced to Atomic Learning through my role as The University of Waikato e-Learning adviser to schools, I believed there was a natural fit for Computers in Homes families to use Atomic Learning. Families can self pace their own personal learning during the CIH (Computers in Homes) training sessions as well as in their homes."

Atomic Learning provides Web-based software training on over 100 of the most commonly used applications. By breaking down applications into easy-to-view-and-understand one- to three-minute tutorial movies, Atomic Learning has created an innovative training method that works for every level of learner.

Those who are benefiting from the Computers in Homes project will have Atomic Learning´s online training available to them 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Along with thousands of tutorials, users will also have access to various curriculum tools and other valuable resources that can be easily accessed when a question arises and viewed as many times as needed.

"Atomic Learning is very proud to be part of such a unique opportunity," says Chuck Amos, Atomic Learning´s CEO. "We commend New Zealand´s 2020 Communications Trust for leading this valuable program, and also for providing these families with the training they´ll need to find success. We look forward to working with the Computers in Homes project and we can´t wait to hear from families who have benefited from this initiative."

About Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning, Inc. was formed in 2000 by a group of technology educators with a mission to create useful and affordable online products focused on teaching people how to effectively use technology. Atomic Learning delivers a library of thousands of short, easy-to-view-and-understand tutorial movies that can be used as an integral part of a professional development program, a valuable curriculum supplement, and an anytime/anywhere software training resource. Atomic Learning now serves more than 4,000 school districts and universities in all 50 states and over 30 foreign countries, as well as individuals and organizations in a variety of other industries. For more information, visit

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