HITN and CampusCruiser Announce Partnership for Online Learning

Industry Leaders Join Forces to Offer Career Fast Track Multimedia Distance Learning Programs

FAIRFIELD, NJ and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 20, 2010) -  CampusCruiser® (formerly Timecruiser®), higher education's only source for affordable and scalable "in the cloud" (SaaS) solutions, and the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN), today announced that HITN has adopted the CampusCruiser LMS™ and CampusCruiser PORTAL to support their Community Connect and Career Fast Track e-learning initiatives.

Community Connect™ is a coalition of local grass roots organizations, colleges, libraries and content providers that uses multimedia broadband technologies to provide a platform for Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to share successful program initiatives that address a variety of social, economic, educational, and health needs in largely underserved Latino communities.

The first of these initiatives, the Career Fast Track Distance Learning Program was launched in just one month's time on the CampusCruiser LMS. The program included a set of courses designed to help learners build skills and competencies for employment and career advancement in the fast-growing fields of Health Care and Construction. Students can earn Continuing Education Credits for their coursework. Courses are conducted via online multimedia content, and led by instructors from Lehman College and Manhattan College in New York City via videoconferencing. 

"Career Fast Track and Community Connect are all about making quality programs more accessible and convenient to Latino communities nationwide," commented Henry Queiro, Vice President of CBO Connect, HITN. "With no hardware to buy, software to install, or upgrades to worry about, CampusCruiser's Software as a Service (SaaS) model allowed us to be up and running quickly and affordably. The solution's proven scalability will allow us to meet our rapid growth and expansion plans for the delivery of collaborative and active learning environments to our constituents nationwide. CampusCruiser LMS and PORTAL are exactly what we were looking for."

Courses currently available on Career Fast Track include:

  • Retail Pharmacy Technician
  • Residential Construction Superintendent
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Support
  • Work Readiness Training
  • GED en Español (GED in Spanish) Practice Tests

"HITN is a unique partner for CampusCruiser," said Allen Wang, CEO of CampusCruiser. "HITN's pioneering efforts in the community outreach and public broadcasting space is well known. We are delighted to be aligned with an organization whose mission and goals are so admirable and laudable." 

About CampusCruiser
Since 1995, colleges have relied upon CampusCruiser to deliver innovative solutions, backed by unrivaled customer service and technical support. CampusCruiser's award winning products are higher education's only source for an affordable and scalable on-demand (SaaS) solution suite (PORTAL, LMS, and ALERT).

About HITN
The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN) is the first Public Service Media Network for Latinos, established in 1983 as a non-profit organization with a mission to advance the educational, cultural, and socioeconomic aspirations of Hispanics in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

HITN-TV reaches over 30 million households throughout the United States and Puerto Rico through DIRECTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, and is available in select markets through Time Warner Cable, Comcast Cable and Charter Communications. HITN is also the nation's largest holder of Educational Broadband Service spectrum.

Contact Information:

Janet Pinto
Director of Marketing
973-244-7856 x168