Macromedia Shipping “Pathware 3”

Macromedia, Inc. announced shipment
today of its Pathware 3 enterprise-based learning development and
management system.


Pathware 3 is a Computer Managed Instruction (CMI) system designed to
deliver content and track training results using the open AICC standard for
technology-based learning systems.


Macromedia reports that Pathware 3 enables training managers and
instructional designers to manage the various steps involved in training
processes, including assembling, assigning, and delivering curricula, and
tracking, storing, and reporting student performance.


Training material can be developed in almost any authoring environment,
including Macromedia’s own Authorware and Director products, and can be run
on LANs, intranets, or the Internet with practically no change to the
content, the company said.


“By implementing learning management tools such as Pathware 3, companies
can measure the effectiveness of their training and its impact on business
results,” said Jim White, vice president and general manager of
Macromedia’s Interactive Learning Division.


“It uses an open training system architecture that supports the leading Web
authoring choices including Java, HTML, and Macromedia Shockwave. With the
combined capabilities of our Authorware and Pathware product lines,
Macromedia provides a complete solution for enterprise training.”


Pathware 3’s features also include curriculum and scoring management,
multiple language support, student and course administration, flexible
enrollment, and integrated e-mail.


Macromedia said Pathware 3 is now available and priced in accordance with
the number of users the system must accommodate.

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