Elluminate Delivers Live eLearning to University of Illinois Departments

December 14, 2004

Pampano Beach, Florida., (December 13, 2004) — Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and Web conferencing solutions for the real-time organization, announced today that a consortium of departments in the University of Illinois have selected Elluminate Live! Academic Edition™ to add synchronous content to a variety of distance learning initiatives.

Illinois Online Network (ION), a statewide faculty development initiative administered by the University of Illinois, will integrate Elluminate Live!â„¢ in its online courses and offer it to instructors for synchronous lectures, virtual office hours, and archived recordings. Illinois Virtual Campus, a partnership of Illinois colleges and universities that provides comprehensive information about available online courses as well as support services for online learners throughout the state, will use Elluminate Live!â„¢ with its IVCTutor program. Academic Outreach, a unit within the office of Continuing Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will also share use of the Elluminate Live!â„¢ license.

“What really sold me on Elluminate Live!â„¢ was the first time I used it for teaching,” said Michael W. Lindeman, Program Director for ION, a statewide faculty development initiative administered by the University of Illinois. “From the instructor’s perspective, it’s easy to use, and the feedback from the students was very positive. In addition, participants in our statewide, annual instructor meeting commented that using the product was more convenient than traveling several hours for a face-to-face meeting, and those who normally would join the meeting via teleconferencing felt more a part of the community with Elluminate Live!â„¢

“We were familiar with Elluminate Live!â„¢ and liked the way it worked, so we put it at the top of our agenda this year more than any other product we examined,” said Iris Stoval, Illinois Virtual Campus Director. “It’s very easy to use for both students and facilitators, the audio is seamless over a modem connection, and the whiteboard very amenable for online tutoring, which is what we plan to use it for. Elluminate Live!â„¢ is the product of choice for us.”

“We are very pleased to be a part of bringing live eLearning to a variety of academic environments in Illinois,” said Maurice Heiblum, Elluminate’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “We look forward to continuing to work with the groups to explore the possibilities of how Elluminate Live!â„¢ can enhance their distance education programs for students at all levels.”

About Elluminate, Inc.
Elluminate, Inc. provides live eLearning and Web conferencing solutions for the real-time organization. Its No User Left Behindâ„¢ technology design ensures the best user experience for all through superior-quality Voice over the Internet , 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/.