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April 14, 2010 00:10 ET

Educators, Trainers Can Do More With Less Using 21st Century Online Learning and Collaboration

Elluminate Introduces New Unified Learning and Collaboration Approach, Re-Launches Website

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) -  Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of innovative online learning and collaboration products that connect educators, students, and business colleagues around the world, has re-launched its website and is introducing a new approach called Unified Learning and Collaboration (ULC). Elluminate unifies enterprise technologies -- like video and web conferencing, phone, instant messaging, learning management systems, and even social networks -- to ensure that learning and collaboration happen in a better, faster, and more efficient way.

ULC addresses the changing needs of today's academic institutions and training organizations to make teaching and learning more self-enabled and interactive, while providing cost savings and rapid return on investment. This unique approach supports the creation of a comprehensive infrastructure for learning that includes "people, processes, learning resources, policies, and sustainable models for continuous improvement" identified by the latest U.S. National Education Technology Plan (NETP).

For those familiar with the concept of unified communications, the goals of ULC are more focused on education and training. Elluminate goes beyond supporting communication to deliver a cohesive set of technology solutions to bring content, instruction, and community expertise to educators and learners -- anytime, anywhere, and for any learning style. 

"Elluminate's unified learning and collaboration approach enables Thomas University to engage and connect with students, who actually talk about how Elluminate has changed their online learning experience," said Mary Prentice, Academic Technology Specialist at Thomas University. "When our whole campus is 'Elluminated,' we improve our ability to achieve academic success."

"Over the past decade, we've seen the pace of change escalate and educators needing to do more with less," said Maurice Heiblum, president of Elluminate. "Elluminate's ULC approach helps educators easily adapt to 21st century learning styles in the 'new normal' economy." 

With ULC, academic and training organizations can realize exceptional outcomes that include:

  • Enhanced learning experiences
  • Increased learner comprehension, knowledge, and satisfaction
  • Increased retention and completion rates
  • Larger educational impact through opened classroom boundaries
  • Increased adoption of learning technologies
  • Enhanced teacher effectiveness
  • Improved operational efficiency and productivity
  • Leveraged technology infrastructure and rapid ROI
  • Reduced travel and physical infrastructure costs

To learn more, download the white paper, "Unified Learning and Collaboration: Meeting the Needs of Education and Training in the 21st Century."  In addition, Elluminate will be hosting two webinars to discuss this unique philosophy on April 15 at 8am EDT and April 27 at 1pm EDT. To register, visit Elluminate's Live Webinars page.

About Elluminate
Elluminate, Inc. delivers best-in-class web, audio, video, and social networking solutions optimized for 21st century teaching, learning, and collaboration. The company helps unify enterprise technologies to ensure that learning and collaboration happen in a better, faster, and more efficient way. Since its founding in 2000, the company has grown to provide over 1 billion web-collaboration minutes annually, serving over 7 million teachers and students located in over 170 different countries.

Elluminate was named one of Deloitte's 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies and was positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing, 2009. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Pleasanton, California, Elluminate is the trusted choice of prominent academic institutions and corporations, including ADP, IBM, K12 Inc., Los Angeles Unified School District, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Sun Microsystems, and many others. For more information, visit www.Elluminate.com

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