Green Technology Training Now Available Online

January 25, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS and WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – January 25, 2010 – The Purdue Research Foundation and Oxygen Education LLC, a market leading developer of online content for technical education and work force development, on Monday (Jan. 25, 2010) announced a licensing agreement that makes Green Generalist Training available to the public.

Green Generalist Training helps participants examine the key environmental issues facing manufacturers and identifies ways to redesign business practices using environmentally friendly techniques. A case study simulation included in the training provides learners with the experience of analyzing business processes and offers ways to adopt sustainable practices.

Green Generalist Training was developed as part of a collaboration between the Purdue Technical Assistance Program (TAP) and Oxygen Education. The product will enable educators in institutions, business, industry and workforce development initiatives that license the training to provide learners, employees and workers green training online.

"Making Green Generalist Training available online to the public will provide the opportunity to learn about green technology, global sustainability and the associated cost-cutting practices," said Joseph B. Hornett, senior vice president, treasurer and COO of the Purdue Research Foundation. "Interest in environmentally friendly methods is booming, and people trained to understand how to address sustainability issues will be able to market themselves better to prospective employers."

Purdue's TAP chose Oxygen Education to develop the online training based on the company's proven ability to develop high quality, engaging online learning content.

"Oxygen Education is very pleased the efforts of our sustainability collaboration with Purdue are now publicly available," said Mike Fitzgerald, president of Oxygen Education. "Providing high-quality online training allows educational institutions to extend programming without incurring the time and expense required to build a curriculum locally. Industry and work force development initiatives also save time and money when they offer skills development training in a 24/7 accessible online environment."

In addition to the Green Generalist Training, Oxygen Education offers a library of more 100 ready-to-implement content modules for technical education and work force development. For information about licensing the Green Generalist Training, contact Oxygen Education by e-mail at sales@o2ed.com or 317-275-5959.

For more information about Purdue University's Technical Assistance Program Green Enterprise Development Program, e-mail MEPworkshops@purdue.edu or call 800-877-5182.

About the Purdue Research Foundation

The Purdue Research Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created to advance the mission of Purdue University. The foundation accepts gifts; administers trusts; funds research, scholarships and grants; acquires property; and negotiates research contracts on behalf of Purdue. In the 1990s, the foundation was charged with helping the university in the realm of economic development. The Purdue Research Foundation oversees the Purdue Research Park, which is the largest university-affiliated business incubator in the country. In addition to the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, the foundation has established or is currently constructing technology parks in other locations around Indiana that include Merrillville, New Albany and Indianapolis.

About Oxygen Education

Oxygen Education LLC develops high quality, interactive content for online technical education and work force development. Our staff of experienced manufacturing and technology industry personnel works closely with our highly trained instructional and graphic design teams translating complex, technical concepts into engaging online learning experiences. Our methodology affirms learner competency with thorough activities and end-of-chapter assessments. Educational institutions, manufacturers, and work force development programs around the globe choose Oxygen Education to train the world's evolving work force. To learn more about Oxygen Education, please visit us at http://www.o2ed.com.

Source: Purdue Research FoundationJanuary 25, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS and WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – January 25, 2010 – The Purdue Research Foundation and Oxygen Education LLC, a market leading developer of online content for technical education and work force development, on Monday (Jan. 25, 2010) announced a licensing agreement that makes Green Generalist Training available to the public. Green Generalist Training helps participants examine the key environmental issues facing manufacturers and identifies ways to redesign business practices using environmentally friendly techniques. A case study simulation included in the training provides learners with the experience of analyzing business processes and offers ways to adopt sustainable practices. Green Generalist Training was developed as part of a collaboration between the Purdue Technical Assistance Program (TAP) and Oxygen Education. The product will enable educators in institutions, business, industry and workforce development initiatives that license the training to provide learners, employees and workers green training online. "Making Green Generalist Training available online to the public will provide the opportunity to learn about green technology, global sustainability and the associated cost-cutting practices," said Joseph B. Hornett, senior vice president, treasurer and COO of the Purdue Research Foundation. "Interest in environmentally friendly methods is booming, and people trained to understand how to address sustainability issues will be able to market themselves better to prospective employers." Purdue's TAP chose Oxygen Education to develop the online training based on the company's proven ability to develop high quality, engaging online learning content. "Oxygen Education is very pleased the efforts of our sustainability collaboration with Purdue are now publicly available," said Mike Fitzgerald, president of Oxygen Education. "Providing high-quality online training allows educational institutions to extend programming without incurring the time and expense required to build a curriculum locally. Industry and work force development initiatives also save time and money when they offer skills development training in a 24/7 accessible online environment." In addition to the Green Generalist Training, Oxygen Education offers a library of more 100 ready-to-implement content modules for technical education and work force development. For information about licensing the Green Generalist Training, contact Oxygen Education by e-mail at sales@o2ed.com or 317-275-5959. For more information about Purdue University's Technical Assistance Program Green Enterprise Development Program, e-mail MEPworkshops@purdue.edu or call 800-877-5182. About the Purdue Research Foundation The Purdue Research Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created to advance the mission of Purdue University. The foundation accepts gifts; administers trusts; funds research, scholarships and grants; acquires property; and negotiates research contracts on behalf of Purdue. In the 1990s, the foundation was charged with helping the university in the realm of economic development. The Purdue Research Foundation oversees the Purdue Research Park, which is the largest university-affiliated business incubator in the country. In addition to the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, the foundation has established or is currently constructing technology parks in other locations around Indiana that include Merrillville, New Albany and Indianapolis. About Oxygen Education Oxygen Education LLC develops high quality, interactive content for online technical education and work force development. Our staff of experienced manufacturing and technology industry personnel works closely with our highly trained instructional and graphic design teams translating complex, technical concepts into engaging online learning experiences. Our methodology affirms learner competency with thorough activities and end-of-chapter assessments. Educational institutions, manufacturers, and work force development programs around the globe choose Oxygen Education to train the world's evolving work force. To learn more about Oxygen Education, please visit us at http://www.o2ed.com. Source: Purdue Research Foundation