How CE Server Works
No particular technical knowledge is required to utilize CE
Server beyond normal Internet and office computer skills. However,
we strongly recommend that you understand at least the basics of
our approach and architecture so that you may better understand
how it may be deployed.
There are four critically important components to CE Server: the
CE Library, the software, the delivery model, and the business
The CE Library
At the heart of the CE Server solution is the CE Library.
Individual CE schools enter their course information into this
central data base. Included for each course is information such as
- The text book for the course
- The test to be administered online at the end of the course
- Approved course information for each state (credit hours,
approval number, etc.)
In addition to the course related information, the CE school
also enters certain business related information (such as pricing
information, school license information, etc.).
Once a school has
entered all courses and all information for each state in which
the courses are approved, the school's CE Library is complete and
ready for online distribution to students.
provides all the functions required to deliver online CE,
including student registration, course enrollment, book
downloading, online testing and scoring, certification requests,
and online payment.
Schools may also elect to take orders for conventional books and
tests shipped to the student as well as live class enrollments.
The software also provides comprehensive order management and
accounting functions to help CE schools.
For a more complete functional description of the CE Server
software, please see the section entitled "What CE Server
The Delivery Model
The third feature of CE Server is its innovative "delivery
model" which permits the rapid deployment of a school's CE
library on any Web site in a matter of hours. This model relies
upon Web browser "frames."
So what are frames? They are a way of displaying more than one
Web page at the same time in a single browser window. And each of
those Web pages can be independently served from a different
place, invisibly to the browser's user.
CE Server uses
frames to make it look like a school's CE library is actually "on"
as many Web sites as the school wishes to distribute it.
(That's all that you really need to know about frames, but if you
would like to learn more,
here for a quick frames tutorial.)
The Business Model
CE Server is implemented using the Application Service Provider
(ASP) business model. What this basically means is thar the entire
data base and supporting software reside entirely on our powerful
Students wishing to access CE materials in the CE Library do so
via the World Wide Web using only a conventional Web browser and
the Adobe Acrobat Reader. As a result, there is no need for
students to purchase and install specialized software. Everything
is done using software that is readily available and free of
Better yet, there is no need for CE schools to purchase and to
install specialized software or hardware, or to have any ongoing
operating responsibility. Server,
network, and software support is entirely handled by our staff.
Risk Free CE(tm)
All online courses are delivered to students under our Risk Free
CE(tm) program, meaning students are
allowed to enroll in courses, to download the corresponding
textbooks, and to take the tests without paying fees in advance.
This has proved to be a very successful approach, since students
are more likely to initiate their study on a risk free basis, and
therefore more likely to convert into paying students
once they have invested their time in a course. To see how
enthusiastically this has been received by students, please review
our student testimonials page.
Our experience has shown that the over all conversion rate is
much higher using this Risk Free Continuing Education(tm)
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