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Diane Anselmo ClassesUSA
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ClassesUSA.com Partners With MSN Encarta Serving Millions of Users with Lifelong Learning Resources
New York, March 12, 2002- ClassesUSA announces a partnership with Microsoft's MSN to power their Encarta eLearning center. Encarta recently added an eLearning channel to complement its channels for K-12 learning. ClassesUSA provided the perfect fit with its leading marketplace for professional, recreational and personal continuing education classes. As a result, MSN users can now search for continuing education classes and enroll in a simple, convenient online session. This strategic relationship also allows Encarta's users access to ClassesUSA's premiere multi-channel network of featured colleges and universities and award-winning editorial resources.
As the interest in online learning is exploding, educational institutions -large and small- are turning to ClassesUSA's marketplace, which empowers consumers to find and register for any class anywhere. Bridging consumers to education suppliers, ClassesUSA provides a vehicle for lifelong learners to find and act more easily upon a diverse selection of adult education classes.
In 2002, ClassesUSA also partnered with eBay, broadening its audience by connecting to eBay's 38 million registered users. The ClassesUSA and MSN Encarta partnership will further expand ClassesUSA's users to include the millions of Encarta eLearning Center students searching specifically for online and classroom adult education classes.
ClassesUSA's vast library of adult continuing education classes and online degree programs information is from the industry's leading educational institutions including University of Phoenix, DePaul University, Capella University, Smart Force, Penn State World Campus, Villanova University, and Magellan.edu.
"With ClassesUSA, we have created a leading online and offline marketplace for researching, buying, and selling continuing education classes and supplies," said Jordon Keltz, Chief Operating Officer at ClassesUSA, Inc. "Our unique, Internet-based lifelong learning portal offers consumers a convenient, comprehensive, and personalized source of class information and services and satisfies the needs of a broad range of class providers to market and sell classes cost-effectively and in a market-specific manner."
Encarta eLearning Center
Encarta eLearning Center is the source on MSN for online and classroom-based courses. Our course providers offer courses in a wide range of disciplines, from art to the latest computer software and technology. Encarta eLearning Center is partnered with ClassesUSA.com, Fathom, and Capella University. These partners offer online and classroom-based courses from dozens of course providers.
Founded in 1995, ClassesUSA provides multi-channel, lifelong learning products and services converging the interests of lifelong learners with those of the continuing education community through two distinct products: ClassesUSA.com and SUCCEED Magazine. ClassesUSA.com is the largest online marketplace for lifelong learning, offering the most diverse database of classroom and online classes and other learning events on the Web. Find courses taught by class providers of all sizes, from private instruction and local schools to the largest colleges and universities. ClassesUSA helps adult learners find and enroll in whatever type of educational experience they want to explore. SUCCEED Magazine--a quarterly print magazine published by ClassesUSA-is the nation's #1 magazine of lifelong learning, career advancement, and personal enrichment. SUCCEED Magazine provides its readership of lifelong learners- professionals, adults pursuing continuing education or career changes, and those seeking personal or professional enrichment-with dynamic and timely content addressing their needs, desires, and aspirations.