SOURCE: Elluminate, Inc.

August 23, 2006 11:01 ET

Elluminate Aids TERC in Mission to Improve Mathematics and Science Education

Live eLearning and Collaboration Environment Supports Teaching, Learning and Collaboration for Organization, Partners and Clients

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 23, 2006 -- Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and web collaboration solutions, announced today that TERC, a Cambridge Mass.-based education nonprofit, has selected Elluminate Live!® Academic Edition™ as a tool for providing online education and professional development workshops for teachers. TERC will also use Elluminate Live! to facilitate project meetings with museum and technology partners throughout the United States. In addition, the organization will be renovating its office space later this year, displacing about one-third of its staff at a time. With Elluminate, employees both on and off site can continue to communicate and collaborate via virtual meetings.

"We are a 95% Mac shop at TERC, so the solution we selected had to be completely cross platform for administrators, moderators and users," said David Libby, director of information systems at TERC. "Having a tool that utilizes a great deal of bandwidth is problematic and treats those users with slower modems as second-class citizens. Elluminate's low-bandwidth connectivity really levels the playing field. Other key features for us include the ability to record and archive sessions, the math symbol library, compatibility with the SMART Board™ interactive whiteboard and integration with eCollege course management system."

"Being able to outsource the application hosting to Elluminate really simplifies life, and installation is easy, even for those users who aren't techies," added Libby. "It's a big advantage not having to ship a disk or require a manual software download. Elluminate Live! was the one product in the space that really fit what we wanted to do, and its competitive pricing helped make our choice an easy one. It's an important tool in our arsenal."

"We welcome TERC to our growing family of Elluminate Live! academic users," said Maurice Heiblum, president of Elluminate USA, Inc. "We commend TERC for its support of innovative math and science education for K12 and beyond, and like them, we are committed to providing support for rich and engaging learning opportunities for all students, including underserved student populations."

About TERC

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, TERC is committed to improving mathematics and science education through innovative curricula, professional development programs, and research on teaching and learning. The organization's programs span pre-kindergarten through college, and include adult basic education and informal learning at museums, at home and in after-school programs. For more information, visit www.terc.edu.

About Elluminate, Inc.

Elluminate, Inc. provides proven, best-in-class solutions for real-time online learning and collaboration. Elluminate delivers exceptional outcomes that enhance the learning experience, and increase retention and completion rates with lower Total Cost of Ownership and higher ROI. Elluminate features high-quality VoIP, robust interactive functionality for participants and moderators, and unique No User Left Behind technology -- regardless of platform or Internet connection speed. Elluminate has won several prestigious industry awards, including Network Computing magazine's Editor's Choice for Web Conferencing software, and is rated by Forrester Research as a "Strong Performer" in Web Conferencing. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Elluminate is the trusted choice of prominent corporations and academic institutions such as ADP, the University of Calgary, DeVry University, Georgia State University, Johns Hopkins University, PA Department of Education, Sun Microsystems, T-Mobile and many more. For more information, visit www.elluminate.com.

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

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