SOURCE: Elluminate, Inc.

October 10, 2006 17:01 ET

Elluminate Announces Continued Momentum in the Academic Market

More Than 500 Schools Benefit From Elluminate's eLearning and Collaboration Software

DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2006 -- Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and web collaboration software, today announced its continued market momentum, with more than 500 K-12 schools, higher education institutions and companies around the world implementing its eLearning software, Elluminate Live!®, to encourage participation in online collaboration among students, teachers and co-workers.

The company is exhibiting this week at EDUCAUSE 2006 Conference and Exposition at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, TX. Visit Elluminate at booth 943.

Schools continue to increase adoption of eLearning and online collaboration tools for many purposes, including bringing classes to homebound students, connecting international programs at universities and teaching children in some of the most remote areas of the world. According to a 2005 report from the Sloan Consortium, 63 percent of schools offering face-to-face undergraduate classes also offer undergraduate classes online, and 65 percent of schools offering in-person graduate classes also offer online graduate classes. On the K-12 front, the U.S. Department of Education cites that nearly 25 percent of all schools offer some form of eLearning.

Elluminate has realized the growing importance and prominence of eLearning and has become the trusted partner of many major schools and universities throughout the world. Among the new implementations of the software this quarter include three major U.S. universities:

--  Duke University chose Elluminate for university-wide distance
    learning, selecting the software specifically for its ability to work
    across multiple platforms.
    
--  Louisiana State University selected Elluminate Live! to enable its
    College of Public Health classes to continue using a blended eLearning
    format in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
    
--  University of Florida's College of Pharmacy had an immediate need to
    increase live interaction with distance students, reduce the cost of
    international conference calls and cut travel for professors delivering
    courses to remote campuses.
    

Many other schools have begun using Elluminate this year, including Alabama State University, California State University at Sacramento, Golden Gate University, Illinois State University, PA Virtual Charter School, Prince William County Schools in Virginia, South Carolina Technical College System, University of Northern British Columbia and University of Ottawa.

"Elluminate's award-winning technology has helped our company remain versatile, in order to meet the very different demands of schools throughout the world," said Maurice Heiblum, president of Elluminate, USA, Inc. "By allowing schools to adapt to a variety of circumstances, including natural disasters, students with disabilities, remote learners and students with differing socioeconomic status, we've made distance learning more appealing and available to the masses. Academic institutions are benefiting from our one-of-a-kind features that personalize online learning, and give them a tool that works on any computer, across any connection speed. Universities and K-12 schools are discovering unique applications of Elluminate Live!, making learning a truly interactive experience for their students."

About Elluminate

Elluminate, Inc. provides proven, best-in-class solutions for real-time online learning and collaboration. The company delivers exceptional outcomes, including enhanced learning experiences, increased retention and completion rates, lower Total Cost of Ownership, and higher ROI. Elluminate Live! features high-quality voice over the Internet, robust interactive functionality for participants and moderators, and unique No User Left Behind™ technology, regardless of platform or Internet connection speed. Elluminate is one of Deloitte's 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies, is the winner of several prestigious industry awards, including a Top Training Product award from Human Resource Executive magazine, Network Computing magazine's Editor's Choice Award 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, Florida, Elluminate is the trusted choice of prominent academic institutions and corporations, such as ADP, DeVry University, Duke University, Georgia State University, Johns Hopkins University, Novell, PA Department of Education, Queen's University, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, and many more. For more information, visit www.elluminate.com.

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