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Educational Institute Selects Caucus for Worldwide Online Education Program

Innovative Virtual Campus goes live using Caucus discussion spaces


Washington, DC, April 7, 1997—Screen Porch LLC and The Institute for Educational Studies (TIES) announced today that TIES has chosen Caucus Web-based groupware from Screen Porch as the platform for its virtual campus in cyberspace. The first group of teachers from around the world has already begun a new masters degree program in Transforming Education. The online program uses Caucus to deliver distance learning to degree candidates. The TIES project has been guided by a registered Screen Porch Partner.

Using Caucus on the World Wide Web, course participants come together in a variety of lecture halls, seminar rooms, and discussions. The distributed educational network allows for guest faculty to provide services from locations anywhere in the world. Participants in the program hail from all over the United States, South America, and Europe.

Screen Porch president Tom Mandel comments: "We are pleased that Caucus has been chosen for this innovative project. Educational institutions around the world see the importance of distance learning and the online environment. We are happy that TIES, like so many other institutions, will be using Caucus to support this critical application."

Phil Gang of University of Vermont said, "We selected Caucus because of its power and flexibility. The pedagogical clarity of the software makes it a rich platform for thoughtful conversation and learning. Caucus allowed us to create custom environments for people working and learning together—a Virtual Campus specific to the needs of our innovative program. Caucus lets us bring together online learners from around the world and help them gain experience and skills to transform their schools and teaching environments."

Screen Porch was founded in 1996 to develop and market Caucus, the most powerful and open way to create Web site workspaces for teams and learning groups online. Caucus enables people to meet, share, learn, and work together in open and flexible Web conversation spaces. All Caucus tools and technologies are completely Web-compatible. Caucus conversation spaces can include and integrate any-and-all Web applications and Web-compatible information. Caucus is distributed both directly and through partnerships with resellers and consultants. Screen Porch is located at 4020 Williamsburg Court, Fairfax, VA 22031, and may be reached at 703-243-3001 (telephone) or 703-385-3209 (fax), and on the Web at

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