SOURCE: Elluminate

May 06, 2008 11:05 ET

Elluminate Announces Continued Momentum in Higher Education Market

Academic Institutions Select Elluminate Live!® to Enhance Communication, Education, and Collaboration Worldwide

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and web collaboration solutions for the real-time organization, announced today its continued market momentum for higher education institutions of all sizes and levels. The Elluminate Live!® virtual classroom enables instructors to engage students in more ways with universal access, personalized learning, and a global reach. On an institutional level, Elluminate's enterprise-ready technology enables administrators to leverage limited teaching resources, reduce travel and teleconferencing costs with system-wide online meetings, support strategic planning and decision making, and foster a culture of collaboration between departments, campuses, and institutions.

Elluminate's continued strong performance and market leadership in the higher education arena includes a client roster of hundreds of universities, community colleges, and other academic institutions. Recently acquired or upgraded Elluminate customers include Bryan College, Delgado Community College, Fitchburg State College, Franklin University, Georgia State University, Kangan Batman Institute of TAFE, Laval University, Lehigh University, Memorial University, Miami University, Northampton Community College, The Open University, Palomar Community College/CCC Confer, Portage College, The Princeton Review, Roger Williams University, Rutgers University, San Jose State University, Smolny College, Strayer University, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, University of Illinois, University of Ottawa, and many others.

CCC Confer is unique in its delivery of free e-conferencing services to the world's largest higher education system, the California Community Colleges. "When we make an education technology decision for an entire system, we almost never know whether it's going to work," said Blaine Morrow, project director, CCC Confer. "This is one technology investment that does. It saves an incredible amount of money and time, it's used, and it grows fast. If you are a college, it's a great investment. If you are a system of colleges, this is a tremendous investment."

The United Kingdom's largest university, The Open University, needed to replace an internal development legacy collaboration system. With Elluminate technology, the OU has the potential of dramatically altering the learning experience for its 200,000 distance learners. "We hope that Elluminate will, by virtue of being available to all, become a common point for students to collaborate more effectively from many disparate locations within the UK and worldwide," said Niall Schlater, director of the Virtual Learning Environment Programme. "The OU is keen to support multiplatform access to tools and services through adoption of consolidated web-based technologies, and Elluminate's response to this has been extremely encouraging, especially with respect to our Mac user community."

"Elluminate's continued momentum in the higher education market is a testament to our best-in-class live eLearning products, extensive experience in the academic arena, and long-term relationships with our customers and partners," said Maurice Heiblum, president of Elluminate, Inc. "Designed with pedagogy in mind, our enabling technology helps institutions integrate online interaction into daily activities and deliver exceptional outcomes across the enterprise."

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. Elluminate has served more than 300 million web-collaboration minutes to over 3 million teachers and students located in 185 different countries.

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Elluminate is the trusted choice of prominent academic institutions and corporations, including ADP, Apple Computer, California State University, Duke University, Florida Virtual School, Georgetown University, Georgia State University, K12, Inc., London Knowledge Lab, Los Angeles Unified School District, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Novell, Queen's University, Royal Veterinary College, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, University of Illinois, and many more. The winner of several prestigious awards, the company is also 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 registered trademark of Elluminate, Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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