Elluminate Delivers Dynamic Online Interaction to Pennsylvania Department of Education and Chester County Educational Agency
Pompano Beach, Fla. (May 17, 2004) – Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and Web conferencing solutions for the real-time organization, announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Office of Educational Technology and the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) have selected Elluminate Live! to add dynamic interaction to learning activities and meetings, including a series of Webinars for the Pennsylvania Technology Leadership Academy for School Board Directors.
“Our goal was to be able to share information and improve communication in all the work we do,” said Michael Golden, director of educational technology for the PDE. “For example, we created a statewide work group to develop a streamlined strategic planning process for every school district. On two occasions, bad weather made meeting face-to-face impossible. With Elluminate Live!, we were able to have full attendance and participation with 40 people from across the commonwealth.”
“We selected Elluminate Live! because of its functionality and were particularly impressed that, unlike some other products, it provided full Mac support for all features, including application sharing,” said Gail Kennedy, supervisor of education technology for the CCIU. “We also liked the evaluation tools that enabled us to survey Webinar participants. They were thrilled to sit in their offices and hear a presentation from another part of the country without having to travel.”
“We are very pleased to help the PDE and CCIU take online interaction to the next level,” said Maurice Heiblum, Elluminate’s vice president of sales and marketing. “We look forward to working with both institutions to continue to discover new ways to use our No User Left Behind technology and superior user experience to provide learning activities and facilitate state-wide meetings.
About Pennsylvania Department of Education
The mission of the Pennsylvania Department of Education is to assist the General Assembly, Governor, Secretary of Education and Pennsylvania educators in providing for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of education. The Department also cooperates with independent groups concerned with public education including the State Tax Equalization Board, State Public School Building Authority, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Pennsylvania Public School Employees Retirement Board and the Pennsylvania Public Television Network Commission.
About Chester County Intermediate Unit
The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) is 1 of 29 regional educational agencies established by law in Pennsylvania in 1971. Working between the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the local school districts, the CCIU’s mission is to provide services that can be offered most economically at the regional level, including special education and compensatory education programs, mentor training and staff development, technology initiatives, consortia for school business operations and adult education programs. The CCIU operates classroom programs throughout the county as well as 5 schools, serving 12 school districts and over 64,000 students and 6,000 educators.
About Elluminate, Inc.
Elluminate, Inc. provides live eLearning and Web conferencing solutions for the real-time organization. Its No User Left Behind™ technology design ensures the best user experience for all through superior-quality VoIP, communications that are in-sync regardless of connection speed, broad cross-platform support, and advanced yet easy-to-use ESP Moderator Tools. Elluminate products create a rich, collaborative environment for live remote training and online meetings, all while delivering lower upfront costs and strong ROI. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Pompano Beach, Fla., Elluminate serves corporate and academic organizations such as T-Mobile, Interstate Hotels and Resorts, Penn State University, Johns Hopkins University and many more. For more information, visit http://www.elluminate.com
Elluminate Live! is a trademark of Elluminate, Inc.