May 16, 2006

Free Online UML Course from Gentleware & Syner

Elizabeth Graham writes "Object-orientation and UML are the topics of the free course.

Hamburg, Germany, 15 May 2006 - Innovative UML tool provider Gentleware AG, in cooperation with UK-based Synergy Learning, announced today the availability of a free e-learning course on the Gentleware website ( The course, titled "Introduction to Object-Oriented Modeling and UML", is the first in a planned series and is aimed at those with no programming experience who need to learn the fundamentals of object-oriented programming and the corresponding UML.

Gentleware’s user-friendly software ‘Poseidon for UML’ has long been the choice of students and professors alike, owing to its power, ease of use, and reasonable pricing. Synergy Learning authors e-learning courses for accredited academic institutions and must meet the strict requirements of the qualifications they offer. According to Dr. Alex Büchner, CEO of Synergy Learning, "When it became evident to us that UML is a rapidly expanding instruction area and a UML course was in order, ‘Poseidon for UML’ was our natural tool of choice."

Being far more than a tool vendor, Gentleware offers UML training seminars for users in a wide variety of fields and ability levels. This know-how was leveraged with the pedagogical expertise of Synergy Learning to create a unique online course with an assortment of learning materials to cater to the learning style of the individual. Content includes text in PDF format, videos, podcasts, and more.

Additional courses are currently in the planning stages, which will be presented in the same format. These further courses will take a more in-depth look at various UML topics from the perspective of different user roles. "UML is the future of object-orientation. Our rapidly expanding client base knows this," says Dr. Marko Boger, CEO of Gentleware AG. "These courses will introduce new users to UML, as well as enable current users to use UML and Poseidon to their full advantage."


About Gentleware

Gentleware AG was founded in 2000 in Hamburg, Germany, and develops tools for software modeling based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML). It is led by the founder and CEO Dr. Marko Boger, who previously was the long-term driving strength behind the open source project ArgoUML.

The product line "Poseidon for UML" is the leader in UML tools, with over 1,200,000 downloads worldwide. In addition to the free Community Edition available on the Gentleware webpage (, various commercial editions with an abundance of the most up-to-date functionalities are available for the professional use of UML. Poseidon for UML is characterized in particular by its high degree of usability and its conformity to international standards. Gentleware has the know-how in pointing the way in training and consulting as well as with the development of customized tools.

About Synergy Learning

Synergy Learning, which was established in 1997, provides cutting edge interactive learning resources for Post-Primary, Further and Higher Education, which can be used across a number of curricular areas as well as in Recreational, Vocational and Continuing Professional Development. Their cross platform, online learning materials promote the creative use of software products from industry leaders such as Macromedia, Adobe, Apple, Sony and Discreet.

Synergy Learning is staffed by experts in the e-Learning field, including Instructional Designers, Multimedia Pedagogy Experts, Project Managers and Software Professionals/Trainers, who among them have vast experience in course design, courseware production and VLE integration.


Gentleware AG
Dr. Marko Boger
Ludwigstr. 12
20357 Hamburg
Direct: +49 - 40 - 39 99 12 52
Tel: +49 - 40 - 24 42 53 30
Fax: +49 - 40 - 24 42 53 31

Synergy Learning
Dr. Alex Büchner
Unit 5b
Weavers Court Business Park
Linfield Road
BT12 5GH
Tel: +44 - 28 90 288830
Fax: +44 - 28 90 288850"


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