Courseware Authoring System targets health care industry.

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NetAuthor(TM) interactive authoring system enables users to create and manage custom courses. Built upon Adobe Contribute(TM) 3 authoring tool, and using Wizards for page layout, review questions, dictionary terms, tests, and surveys, users can customize courses with graphics, audio, and video clips. Content management tools allow users to assign privileges for course development or review, control access to courses, and eliminate risk of simultaneous edits.



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Thomson Delmar Learning Announces New Interactive Courseware Authoring System for HealthCare Professionals



NetLearning's NetAuthor(TM) saves time on course creation allowing for more time to provide quality patient care

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y., Nov. 28 -- Thomson Delmar Learning, the leading provider of lifelong learning products and services for the health care, technology and trades, and career education markets and part of The Thomson Corporation (TSX: TOC; NYSE: TOC), introduces NetAuthor(TM), an interactive and robust authoring system to simplify creation and management of custom courses. NetAuthor(TM) complements the functionality of the NetLearning(TM) Learning Management System (LMS) used by hundreds of health care facilities across the country and saves time spent on building courseware that can be best used providing quality patient care.

NetLearning has loaded NetAuthor(TM) with Wizard and template tools built upon the Adobe Contribute(TM) 3 Authoring Tool. The product features three easy steps to minimize up-front training and help users begin creating courses almost immediately:

o Build the course using easy Wizard tools for page layout, review
questions, dictionary terms (hotwords), tests, and surveys;
o Customize the course with graphics, audio, and video clips; and
o Publish the course with one click.

"NetAuthor is the fastest, simplest way for healthcare educators and trainers to create and launch courses in sync with developing training needs," said Cathy L. Esperti, Executive Director, Health Care Professional Business Unit, Thomson Delmar Learning.

NetAuthor(TM) also can help those facilities where many individuals create or review courses. With the content management tools embedded in NetAuthor(TM), users are able to assign privileges for course development or review, controlling who has access to the courses and removing the risk of simultaneous edits.

Additionally, the NetLearning(TM) Compliance Course Series is fully compatible with NetAuthor(TM), which means that NetLearning users can easily update these courses with policy and procedure changes so they can always be compliant -- and ready for an unannounced survey.

For more information, call 1-888-795-1603 or visit www.netlearning.com.

About The Thomson Corporation and Thomson Delmar Learning

The Thomson Corporation (TSX: TOC; NYSE: TOC), with 2005 revenues of $8.4 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate e-learning and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 40,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. Thomson Delmar Learning (www.delmarlearning.com) is the leading provider of lifelong learning products and services for the health care, technology and trades, and career education markets. Thomson Delmar Learning's market-leading imprints include Autodesk Press, Chilton, Milady, NetLearning, OnWord Press, Singular Publishing Group, and West Legal Studies.

Source: Thomson Learning

CONTACT:
Lindsay Brown,
Director, Public Relations,
Thomson Learning,
+1-203-539-8634,
lindsay.brown@thomson.com

Web site: www.thomson.com/learning
http://www.netlearning.com/
http://www.delmarlearning.com/

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