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Centralis and Kaplan University inspire students to pursue their goals

February 20, 2008: Kaplan University offers its more than 80,000 students the opportunity to achieve their educational and professional goals through accredited campus-based and online degree programs. As part of their ongoing outreach initiatives, Kaplan asked Centralis to gather user feedback on a series of online videos designed to motivate potential students to embark upon their educational journey.

Centralis conducted two rounds of user sessions, engaging each individual in a thoughtful discussion of his or her past educational experiences and future goals. After viewing the online experience, prospective students were inspired to learn more from current Kaplan students about their challenges and the opportunities available to them at Kaplan. Recommendations from the study are being incorporated into the creation of new online messaging and rich media features.

About Kaplan Higher Education
Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education, which serves more than 80,000 students through 70 campus-based schools across the United States and in Europe. It also has online programs through Kaplan Virtual Education and Concord Law School of Kaplan University. Kaplan Higher Education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from high school diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a Juris Doctor degree. Kaplan Higher Education is part of Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).  For more information, visit www.kaplan.edu.

About Centralis

Centralis helps clients succeed by making their products, services, software and websites easier to use. Founded in 2001, Centralis is a leader in User Experience, a field that integrates interface design, user research and business strategy to ensure that products meet the needs of both businesses and customers. Our services include user research, experience design, usability testing and training. We have an onsite research lab custom-designed for user experience research, as well as a mobile lab for studying users wherever they are. For more information on Centralis, go to www.centralis.com.