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      Canadian College Chooses Educational Institute for Online Learning

      Lansing, Michigan, January 2012-Canadian College in Vancouver has signed an agreement with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) to offer its students hospitality management courses through CourseLine®, EI's online learning platform. The agreement also includes access to EI's hospitality training video content through CyberCinema®.

      Canadian College is a career college that focuses on business and career preparation in nine disciplines, including hospitality management. The school's 200-plus students come from all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Turkey, India, Korea, China, and Russia. The school has used EI's print materials for two years, and found that CourseLine® was a perfect fit in the college's plans to move to digital course delivery.

      "We are in the 21st century and more and more things are becoming digital," said Jay Ariken, academic director and chief operating officer. "Cyberspace learning is at the forefront of education and in a few years, the primarily learning methodology for any program will be the Internet. With CourseLine®, our instructors and administrators can monitor students' progress to better help them succeed, while students appreciate not having to haul around heavy textbooks. Everything they need can be accessed from their laptop."

      CourseLine® delivers EI's hospitality management textbooks in digital format. Course material is organized into core competencies for each topic area developed by subject matter experts. A combination of key terms, web links, case studies, exhibits, interactive activities, and quizzes help reinforce the material covered in each competency. Review quizzes and final exams are taken online with immediate feedback.

      For more information on the Educational Institute's academic programs, please visit http://www.eiacademic.org/, or call 800-344-4381 or 517-372-8800. Outside the U.S. and Canada, call 407-999-8100.

      About the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
      Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to continue being the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals worldwide.

      Elizabeth Johnson - ejohnson@ahla.com