Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October 24, 2006 – Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and web collaboration solutions for the real-time organization, and Moodle partners Remote-Learner.net and Open Knowledge Technologies announced today an integration of Elluminate Live!® with Moodle, a free, open-source course management system. Both organizations will also offer the free Elluminate Live! Basic Edition to their hosted customers.
The Elluminate Live! integration enables academic institutions using Moodle open-source technology to easily and seamlessly integrate live, synchronous distance learning and collaboration into coursework. Instructors can schedule and deliver classes using Elluminate Live! – the Internet-based, real-time eLearning tool that includes best-in-class voice over the Internet, shared whiteboards, text messaging, breakout rooms, application sharing, PowerPoint import, and more, all in a multi-platform environment that ensures a superior user experience regardless of connection speed.
Remote-Learner.net and Open Knowledge Technologies further announced that they will make the free Elluminate Live! Basic Edition available to their hosted customers. An annual support contract will also be available that will include installation, upgrades and new feature additions as they are added. Customers will be able to take advantage of the integration by scheduling Elluminate Live! Basic Edition collaboration sessions entirely within Moodle. Live meeting events populate the Moodle calendar, can be set as a graded activity and pass single sign-on through to the Elluminate server. Customers will also be able to upgrade to the Elluminate Live! Academic EditionT if they need features such as two-way voice/video over IP, application sharing, multimedia streaming or synchronized WebTours and easy access to recorded sessions from within Moodle.
“We are impressed with Elluminate and its ability to bring engagement and interaction to online learning,” said Bryan Williams, president of Remote-Learner.net. “Moodle users who want to add a synchronous environment will now have a great choice with the seamless integration of Elluminate Live!”
“At Elluminate, we are all about respecting our customers’ choices, including those who have chosen Moodle and open source,” said Maurice Heiblum, president of Elluminate USA, Inc. “We are happy to work with Remote-Learner.net and Open Knowledge Technologies to provide access to a real-time instruction delivery solution that easily duplicates any learning activity, from lectures and presentations to small group discussions and debates.”
The Elluminate Live! integration module for Moodle is available for download from the Moodle CVS repository and from http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?id=6009. Annual support for the integration costs US$500/year and is provided in the US by Remote-Learner.net (http://remote-learner.net) while Canadian support is provided by Open Knowledge Technologies (http://oktech.ca/).
About Remote-Learner.net LLC
Since 1982 Remote-Learner.net (formerly Integrated Training Solutions) has been creating training, development and promotional multimedia projects for customers in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. Remote-Learner.net is an authorized Moodle partner specializing in eLearning services to small and large organizations including schools, corporations and governmental entities. The company’s tier-one data center is monitored by technicians 24/7/365, and is capable of scaling to meet the demands of larger organizations supporting thousands of learners. For more information visit http://remote-learner.net.
About Open Knowledge Technologies
Open Knowledge Technologies has been providing open source technical solutions to Canadian organizations since 2003. As a Moodle partner, Open Knowledge Technologies has worked within the Moodle community to help improve Moodle and provide added functionality to those organizations that need it. Founder Mike Churchward has partnered the company with other eLearning firms to offer a full range of eLearning service solutions to clients across Canada. For more information visit http://oktech.ca.
About Elluminate, Inc.
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 BehindT 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 and 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.