Elluminate Live! Delivers Dynamic Interaction for Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation

June 15, 2004

Elluminate, Inc. announced the Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation (CDLI), a division of the Department of Education, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, has implemented Elluminate Live! Academic Edition™ to add live discussion and dynamic interaction to their asynchronous distance learning program. CDLI provides educational opportunities for a widely dispersed student population in Newfoundland and Labrador, many of whom are located in remote, rural areas where eLearning is the only option because of geographic and demographic considerations.

CDLI first selected Elluminate Live! in 2000 for its high-quality Voice over IP technology, low bandwidth requirement, shared interactive whiteboard, and application sharing. The organization used a phased approach beginning with a ten-school pilot program to implement its distance learning programs, incorporating both asynchronous technology via a learning management system and synchronous technology using Elluminate Live! in one easy-to-use online environment. Today, CDLI delivers 25 eLearning courses to 95 schools, with 7 more courses in development. Courses that require more interactivity and discussion, such as foreign languages, have a larger synchronous component, while other courses such as Social Studies, which requires a high percentage of independent reading, have a larger asynchronous component.

“During our initial evaluation, no other product even came close to Elluminate Live! in terms of technology and functionality,” said Maurice Barry, program development specialist for CDLI. “Traditionally, rural students in Canada are falling way behind urban students. Our provincial exams show that our students are doing as well, if not better, than students who experience face-to-face learning. We use a multi-tool approach to engage students as much as possible, but we would not be as successful without the synchronous component supplied by Elluminate Live! The feedback from our students is that they like the product and find it useful.”

“We are extremely excited to help the CDLI add a synchronous eLearning environment for its students and teachers, regardless of where they are located,” said Maurice Heiblum, Elluminate’s VP of Sales & Marketing. “At Elluminate, we are committed to the concept of live eLearning and enhancing the learning experience with state-of-the-art technology that provides a superior user experience.”

About the Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation
Founded in 2002 by the Canadian Department of Education, the Center for Distance Learning and Innovation provides access to educational opportunities to students, teachers, and other adult learners throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, particularly those in small, isolated rural areas. The organization works in close partnership with the provincial school districts to eliminate geographical and demographic barriers as obstacles to broad, high-quality educational programs and services and to develop a culture of eLearning as in integral part of school like for all teachers and students. For more information, visit http://www.cdli.ca/.

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/.

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