Indianapolis, Ind. — June 11, 2007 — ANGEL® Learning, recognized innovator of enterprise elearning software and services, today announced its membership in the Schools Interoperability Framework Association (SIFA®). A non-profit collaboration of over 550 educational and governmental entities, software vendors and consultants, SIFA develops common definitions, standards and rules for educational software data interoperability for kindergarten through grade 12. ANGEL Learning will build an ANGEL "agent" which will allow ANGEL applications to work with the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) standard.
"We´re impressed with the vision the SIFA community has put forward regarding school interoperability," said Ray Henderson, chief products officer for ANGEL Learning. "There is increasing demand for SIF integration efforts by our customers in the K-12 segment, and we´re looking forward to certifying our product formally with the SIF Association."
SIFA membership extends ANGEL Learning´s standards leadership to K-12. A contributing member of the IMS Global Learning Consortium, ANGEL Learning actively participates in standards creation and management in higher education. The company´s standards-based approach drives development of the ANGEL Learning Management Suite as an open system, simplifies integrations and lowers schools´ total cost of ownership.
"We are thrilled to have ANGEL Learning as one of our thought leaders in the world of elearning and standards utilization. Their participation in the SIF Association will provide real-world solutions for schools utilizing data to inform teaching and learning" stated Larry Fruth, Ph.D., executive director of SIFA.
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.
About the Schools Interoperability Framework Association
SIFA is a unique non-profit collaboration of over 550 schools, districts, states, the U.S. Department of Education, international government entities, software vendors and consultants collectively defining the rules and regulations for educational software data interoperability. SIFA enables diverse applications to interact and share data efficiently, reliably and securely regardless of the platform hosting the applications. It has united these education technology end users and providers in an unprecedented effort to give teachers more time to do what they do best: teach. For further information, visit http://www.sifinfo.org.