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Serensoft implementing Sakai and OSPortfolio at Messiah College


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December 20, 2007 - Portsmouth, NH - Serensoft LLC announced today that it has signed Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania as a new client. Serensoft will be leading Messiah through the implementation of an e-portfolio pilot, based on the OSPortfolio platform within Sakai, for their Nursing department.

With the complexity of designing and implementing an e-portfolio system in any academic department Messiah College determined the project required the most robust e-portfolio platform available. Through the application of Serensoft's Providence Methodology, Messiah realized that beyond just the technology platform, e-portfolios can and must be used effectively to bridge the gap between IT and the faculty. Messiah selected Serensoft -- a Sakai Commercial Affiliate -- to help them achieve these objectives.

Messiah enlisted the help of Serensoft because of their more than 20 years of experience in higher education technology, their unique knowledge of the application of e-portfolios and the insights that they bring to the technology and operational aspects of higher education.

Richard Tharp, Chief Executive Officer of Serensoft said, "Messiah College's selection of Serensoft to help them with this key, high-profile e-portfolio pilot project is further validation of the OSPortfolio platform. It confirms the community source software model and Serensoft's Providence Methodology. We are thrilled to add Messiah to Serensoft's client family."

Messiah College is a Christian College of the liberal and applied arts and sciences located 12 miles south of Pennsylvania’s state capital, Harrisburg. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Messiah’s mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

Serensoft is a pure services company focused only on what is best for its higher education clients. Serensoft listens to its clients and is able to offer a range of solutions…many that have no software licensing cost whatsoever. Looking out for an institution’s best interests is central to Serensoft’s Providence Methodology. Whether it’s Learning management / Course management Systems, e-portfolios or Administrative Computing, Serensoft designs fully customized solutions aimed at an institution’s needs.

Media Contacts:

Chip Stiles
Serensoft
603-766-0444
chip.stiles@serensoft.com