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PRNewswire: Prometheus Wins Competition to Provide Online Software For Vanderbilt University

“Vanderbilt University has chosen Prometheus, an Internet-based
online course software product developed at The George Washington
University, to deliver online course management for students,
faculty and staff. The selection followed testing of Prometheus and
WebCt over a semester by faculty, who overwhelmingly chose to use
Prometheus in development of online courses.”

“Prometheus was selected because it is easy to use, flexible,
scalable and cost-effective. “Prometheus requires very little
hand-holding of faculty and integrates very easily with our
existing systems,” says William Longwell, director of Vanderbilt’s
Microcomputing Laboratory.”

“Prometheus is a product of Intuitive Networks, a subsidiary of
The George Washington University, located in Washington, D.C. In
1997, a team at GWU began to develop their own online learning
software because the available software was not as easy to use,
flexible, or scalable as faculty and students at a major university
needed. As a result, the team created Prometheus, a scalable
software that is based on a Cold Fusion application layer and is
licensed with open-source code
— spurring online education
development nationwide.”


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