Indianapolis, IN–May 8, 2007–ANGEL® Learning, recognized innovator of enterprise elearning software and services, today announced the on time, general availability of its newest release, ANGEL Learning Management Suite v. 7.2. Version 7.2 extends the ANGEL Learning tradition of producing first to market innovations with support for Learning Outcomes Management, Key Industry Standards, Native Podcasting, Question Banks and Assessment Item Analysis included as standard ANGEL features.
"Two ANGEL LMS hallmarks are its openness and comprehensive LMS feature set," said Ray Henderson, chief products officer, ANGEL Learning. "Version 7.2 adds a host of first-to-market features that not only embrace established and emerging industry standards but provide both faculty and administrators an even wider arsenal of content management tools. This coupled with even greater extensibility make ANGEL LMS version 7.2 the most comprehensive and easy-to-use product available."
*Native Support for Learning Outcomes Management: Responding to educators´ needs to support the use and measurement of educational standards, ANGEL 7.2 provides native support for Learning Outcomes. New functionality enables administrators to deploy standards across the enterprise and includes tools for faculty to map course content to specific standards. New reporting tools provide visibility into performance against standards or objectives in addition to the traditional reporting of grades for assignments. ANGEL also introduces today new State Standards Packs for all US states that publish standards.
*Key Industry Standards Support: ANGEL 7.2 is the first LMS to support three key public standards for openness, interoperability and accessibility. The new elearning content cartridge standard, Common Cartridge, debuts in ANGEL 7.2. The release also includes native support for the IMS ACCLIP accessibility standard and tools that allow users to create personalized profiles around particular disabilities including color combinations and screen reader preferences. The release also marks the first LMS to employ the latest assessment standard, IMS QTI 2.1, which adds significant power to the delivery and management of assessment.
*Native Podcasting: Responding to strong interest in the educational community for podcasting, ANGEL 7.2 contains a native feature to support content syndication in all forms. Faculty simply create a "Content Syndication" folder and load their media content. With a single click, students subscribe to the folder and receive the media on their iPods or other MP3 players.
*Enterprise Content Management: ANGEL users have enjoyed an embedded Learning Object Repository in prior releases to assist in managing learning content. Version 7.2 contains Question Banking, a significant extension to ANGEL´s content management utilities. Assessments are now authored into a Question Bank that is sharable across the learning enterprise. Questions Banks support broad question reuse with strong support for searching, keywords and metadata. This feature allows more economical storage of assessments and greater forms of sharing and reuse of assessment content across the learning enterprise.
*Assessment Item Analysis: ANGEL 7.2 includes sophisticated assessment item analysis. It is the first LMS to provide statistical measures of assessment Reliability and Discrimination, key measures of an assessment´s pedagogic value. Assessment item analysis provides faculty tools to better evaluate their students´ progress and identifies assessment items that are not performing, providing the opportunity to modify them to improve effectiveness.
New functionality integrated in ANGEL 7.2 is the direct inspiration of the ANGEL community. "One of ANGEL´s biggest advantages is the commitment of our customers. They provide us unusually thoughtful feedback and encourage us to innovate in the areas that are most important to them," said Christopher Clapp, president and CEO, ANGEL Learning. "The ANGEL community inspires us to listen well and produce software that will surprise and delight."
Including comprehensive LMS functionality within the learning management system simplifies and adds value to LMS adoptions. The extended capabilities included in ANGEL 7.2 often require an additional purchase in competitive systems. Offering them as part of the base ANGEL suite represents the simplicity and commitment to value that is ANGEL.
For additional information about ANGEL LMS 7.2, please visit www.angellearning.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To try ANGEL 7.2, request a demonstration sandbox on the ANGEL Learning website or contact ANGEL Learning Sales at email@example.com to schedule a live ANGEL 7.2 demonstration.
About ANGEL Learning
ANGEL Learning, Inc. develops and markets enterprise elearning software. Our flagship products are the ANGEL Learning Management Suite and the ANGEL ePortfolio system. Our products have been honed by use–with millions of students and instructors served from K to corporate. We enjoy a reputation for creating products with exceptional ease of use, excellent vision into learner progress and for keeping our commitments. ANGEL LMS won the Software & Information Industry Association CODiE award for Best Postsecondary Course Management Solution in both 2006 and 2007 and is the only product to win the award two years in a row. Educators ranked ANGEL first in customer satisfaction in the IMS GLC Learn-Sat awards. Having emerged from the academy ourselves, our core values reflect those of our customers well. ANGEL world headquarters are in Indianapolis, Indiana. To learn more about the ANGEL difference, visit us at www.angellearning.com.