SOURCE: Elluminate

October 03, 2007 09:00 ET

Elluminate Offers K-12 Institutions Free, Unlimited Use of Real-Time, Interactive eLearning Environment and LMS/CMS Integration Plug-ins

Company Becoming De Facto Standard for Virtual Classroom Technology in K-12 Markets

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - October 3, 2007) - Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and Web collaboration solutions, announced today that it is offering any K-12 academic institution free, unlimited access to Elluminate Live!® Lite Edition™ for one year. The product, which features full-duplex audio, shared whiteboard, public/private chat, math symbol library, graphing calculator, and advanced moderator tools, adds live interaction and collaboration to coursework and can be easily upgraded to the full functionality of Elluminate Live! Academic Edition™.

Also included in the free offer is a Moodle integration plug-in or the Elluminate Blackboard Building Block for Blackboard Learning System -- Enterprise, both of which provide seamless access to Elluminate Live! For more information about Elluminate's free offer, visit http://www.elluminate.com/k12.

Elluminate's continued strong performance and market leadership in the K-12 arena includes a client roster of hundreds of school districts, state departments of education, and virtual and charter schools. Elluminate K-12 customers include Anchorage School District, Broward County Public Schools, Calgary Board of Education, Florida Virtual School, Insight Schools, K12.com, KC Distance Learning, Los Angeles Unified School District, Maryland State Department of Education, Miami-Dade Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education, Province of British Columbia, South Carolina Department of Education, The Virtual School, Virginia Department of Education, and many more.

"We have been using Elluminate Live! for four years in our iQ Academy virtual schools as both a supplement to our online courses and as a way to build community in our virtual programs," said Lisa McClure, director, iQ Academies, KC Distance Learning. "The reaction from teachers and students about this synchronous component to our programs is overwhelmingly positive. I often challenge teachers in our programs to come up with more creative ways to make use of the capabilities of the tool, they never disappoint me!"

"We are extremely proud of our stellar list of K-12 customers, which speaks to our best-in-class live eLearning products, extensive experience in the academic market, and long-term relationships with our partners," said Maurice Heiblum, president of Elluminate USA, Inc. "Our free offer of Elluminate Live! Lite Edition will enable even more K-12 educators to add synchronous distance learning and collaboration to their learning environments."

About Elluminate, Inc.

Elluminate, Inc. provides proven, best-in-class solutions for real-time online learning and collaboration that deliver exceptional outcomes, including enhanced learning experiences, increased retention and completion rates, and higher ROI. Elluminate Live! features high-quality voice over the Internet, robust interactive functionality, and unique No User Left Behind™ technology that supports multiple platforms and low-bandwidth connectivity. To date, Elluminate has served more than 200 million web-collaboration minutes to over 2 million teachers and students located in 184 different countries.

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Elluminate is the trusted choice of prominent academic institutions and corporations, including Apple Computer, California State University, London Knowledge Lab, Los Angeles Unified School District, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Napier University, Novell, Royal Veterinary College, Sun Microsystems, University of Hertfordshire, and many more. The winner of several prestigious awards, the company is one of Deloitte's 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies and is positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing, 2007. For more information, visit http://www.elluminate.com.

Elluminate Live! is a trademark of Elluminate, Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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