Knowledge Anywhere Launches Next Generation Learning Technology with Mobile Quest.
AT&T Wireless Services Deploys Service to National Sales ForceBELLEVUE, WA August 1, 2000 Knowledge Anywhere, a leader in designing and deploying web-based training systems for the corporate client, has announced the launch of Mobile Quest. Mobile Quest utilizes WAP technology to allow organizations to disseminate and test workers knowledge on their wireless phones.
Charlie Gillette, Knowledge Anywheres president, explains, Using Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) technology, a Mobile Quest user can receive information and even take a testa pop-quiz-on-the-fly as we call themon a wireless device. The information or quiz goes directly to users on their handsets and their responses are logged into the companys learning system database.
To take advantage of the Mobile Quest technology, an end-user must have a wireless, web-enabled device, such as a cell phone, Palm Pilot or Pocket PC. Users log onto their corporate learning system with the device, using the same log in as on their desktop. The system then serves up a training applet with a brief learning topic, followed by a quiz. Users complete the quiz by selecting the correct answer on their device, which is logged into the learning system database. Users receive immediate feedback on their answers on the wireless devices. Additionally, users can use Mobile Quest to view their training status, to see which training modules they have completed, which modules are outstanding and view new topics recently available.
Jim Casey, Training Director at AT&T Wireless Services said, Were very excited about Knowledge Anywheres Mobile Quest. We depend on Knowledge Anywhere to provide leadingedge learning systems for us and Mobile Quest is a great addition to our stateoftheart training site. We will be able to send information to and quiz over 1,100 people in the field on a real time basis.
Knowledge Anywhere sees this as the next step in the evolution of e-learning and we are excited to be on the cutting edge with Mobile Quest, said Charlie Gillette, president of Knowledge Anywhere. With Mobile Quest, training can truly occur anytime and anyplace. While we are working solely with text-based information today, wireless technology is evolving so that in the near future you will be able to view video and hear sound clips with your cell phone. Soon you will be able to watch a quick training video on your handheld device and take a quiz at the instant the information is most critical.
About WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)
The Wireless Application Protocol is an open, global specification that empowers mobile users with wireless devices to easily access and interact with information and services instantly. WAP enables easy fast delivery of relevant information and services to mobile users on handheld digital wireless devices such as mobile phones, pagers, two-way radios, smart phones and communicators. The protocol is designed to work with most wireless networks such as CDPD, CDMA, GSM, PDC, PHS, TDMA, FLEX, ReFLEX, iDEN, TETRA, DECT, DataTAC, Mobitex. More information about WAP can be obtained at www.wapforum.org.
About AT&T Wireless Services
AT&T Wireless Services (NYSE: AWE) operates the largest digital wireless network in North America, providing wireless voice, data and aviation communications services. At the end of the first quarter, 1999, AT&T Wireless had more than 10 million total wireless customers, including 7.6 million Digital PCS customers. AT&T Wireless is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AT&T Corp., a world leader in telecommunications services and technology. For more information, visit www.attws.com
About Knowledge Anywhere
Knowledge Anywhere (formerly Advanced Training Solutions) was formed in 1998 to improve corporate performance through technology-based training systems designed to increase essential workforce knowledge. The company integrates traditional corporate training techniques with its own online system called Quest, a customizable Web-based method of measuring training effectiveness via modules administered on the Internet. The companys products include the end-to-end Quest training system, as well as over 100 off-the-shelf courses. More information about the company can be obtained at http://www.KnowledgeAnywhere.com.