Smart Horizons, a Division of Advanced Systems Technology, Inc., Announces Adoption of NexMeeting Online Classroom

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The next generation online learning and knowledge management platform now provides fully integrated synchronous learning using the NexMeeting online conferencing system.

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The inclusion of NexMeeting provides Smart Horizons’ customers with access to online conferencing technologies that provide integrated telephone and computer-based audio, slide presentations, chat, white boards, and recording capability.

Smart Horizons, the smart choice in innovative training solutions, and Advanced Systems Technology, Inc. announced today the adoption of NexMeeting into the NexPort Campus. Smart Horizons training is delivered using NexPort Campus, a secure, hosted learning and knowledge management system. The inclusion of NexMeeting provides Smart Horizons’ customers with access to online conferencing technologies that provide integrated telephone and computer-based audio, slide presentations, chat, white boards, and recording capability. Instructors and administrators are able to conduct web-based seminars and classes that are accessible to subscribers in even the most remote regions.

NexPort Campus also supports interactive engagement within learning communities through the use of videos, wikis, blogs, collaborative web pages, and threaded discussions. Because NexPort features address many of the weaknesses of traditional distributed learning environments, the world’s first fully accredited online school district, Smart Horizons Career Online Education, employs NexPort Campus and its integrated Student Information System (SIS).

Additional systems features of the NexPort Campus include data interoperability with external systems, secure digital libraries with subscriber-only access, flexible and responsive instructional “mash ups,” and an integrated Student Information System (SIS).

NexPort Campus also allows clients to become online providers of user-customized, on demand training and education services. Clients operate within their own branded sites to deliver their specialized services independently of each other. Customers may sub-divide their sites to establish and manage subordinate secure sites for their customers, subsidiaries, or divisions. Each site provides privacy protection and security through Secure Sockets Layer technology (128-bit encryption).

About Smart Horizons
Smart Horizons, a division of Advanced Systems Technology, Inc., is an online training provider based in Pensacola, Florida, that offers courseware development by experienced instructional designers, customized programs, learning management services, and superior media design. Designated as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET), Smart Horizons offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for its programs that qualify under IACET guidelines. The company provides a wide range of training services, including content development and hosting, product delivery, student enrollment, student support, and record keeping. With innovative programs that are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Smart Horizons is changing the way companies train their employees and enhancing the way individual learners achieve their educational and career goals. For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.smarthorizons.org.

About Advanced Systems Technology, Inc.
Advanced Systems Technology, Inc.® (AST) is a systems and software engineering firm that specializes in information technology and the development of computer-based instruction and training. Founded in 1984, AST has grown to more than 300 professional engineers, programmers, military analysts, and instructional systems designers and developers at over 20 locations across the U.S. We are a Vietnam-veteran owned small business under select NAICS Codes. We are committed to providing innovative, cost-effective support to the DoD and private industry. The AST primary business areas are government engineering and software services and our family of commercial products.

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