Gemini Learning Systems Releases SWIFT Authoring Platform; Gemini Offers eLearning Solution on Free Trial Basis
Business & Technology Editors
SARASOTA, Fla. & CALGARY, Albeta–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 26, 2001
Gemini Learning Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Salient Cybertech, Inc., (OTC BB: SLEL) announced today the release of SWIFT Author, an XML-based eLearning authoring environment, which will complement Gemini’s SWIFT 5 eLearning solution.
SWIFT Author can be downloaded from the Gemini web site at www.gemini.com on a 30-day trial basis at no cost.
Gemini’s SWIFT 5 allows clients to easily and effectively create, manage, and deliver eLearning courses via the Internet, Intranet, or CD-ROM, using existing or original content. Companies can provide customized training, including multimedia and graphical information, to employees, partners, suppliers, or any other audience.
The new SWIFT Author platform, which could cut development time by as much as seventy percent and requires no programming, integrates with SWIFT’s Adaptive Learning Environment and Testing Engine, which allow users to learn and be tested at their own pace.
“The beauty of SWIFT Author is that anyone can use it,” says Gemini CEO and President Kim Adolphe. “In the past, companies hired a team of experts that included an instructional designer, an IT pro, an interface design artist, and more. Now you only need the subject matter expert — SWIFT does the rest.”
Gemini’s clients Rand Worldwide and I/O Technologies, among others, have created successful training courses using SWIFT 5. Other organizations including Microsoft, Fidelity Investments, and the Canadian Department of National Defense have taken advantage of the free download to evaluate the technology. Gemini has made SWIFT 5 and the new SWIFT Author generally available on their website at no charge, as a “try before you buy” incentive.
“Until now, the ability to test an entire eLearning solution risk-free was unheard of,” Kim Adolphe explains. “Our strategy allows organizations to make informed, first-hand decisions before they choose an eLearning partner. We’re interested in building solid relationships and providing technologies that leverage our clients’ long-term investments in content and learning.”
About Salient Cybertech, Inc.
Salient Cybertech’s mission is to leverage existing and emerging software and hardware technologies in the Internet and electronics-related industries. The company maintains an ongoing search for acquisitions of proven successful ventures. Toward this end Salient acquired Gemini Learning Systems in October 1999. Salient trades on the OTC BB (Symbol SLEL). Investor relations information can be found on the web at www.salientcyber.com or at (941) 953-6168.
About Gemini Learning Systems Inc.
Established in 1990, Gemini Learning Systems Inc. offers eLearning solutions as well as full ASP Hosting Services to small, medium, and large organizations. Gemini SWIFT 5, is a scalable eLearning solution that allows organizations to easily create, deliver, sell, manage, track, analyze and continuously improve adaptive learning over the Internet, Intranet or CD-ROM. Based upon an award-winning design, Gemini’s SWIFT technology is an Adaptive Learning Environment and Adaptive Testing Engine that tailors course content to each learner’s skills and requirements. Gemini is a wholly owned subsidiary of Florida-based Salient Cybertech, Inc. (OTC BB: SLEL). Gemini can be reached at www.gemini.com or James Fell, Marketing Manager at (866) 499-9543.
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