Fort Lauderdale, Florida, November 6, 2006–Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and web collaboration solutions for real-time organizations, and Duke University announced today that the university has selected Elluminate Live!® Academic EditionT to support and enhance distance education, research and collaboration on a global level. Selection criteria used during the university’s extensive competitive analysis and pilot program included a broad feature set, cross-platform support, participant control for classroom and session management, universal accessibility, security and architecture tailored to enterprise-wide integration.
“Duke is a global institution with an immediate need to extend its reach in terms of affecting teaching, learning and research. We wanted to find a single solution that would best meet the needs of the entire Duke community, providing functionality for distance education, opportunities for collaboration and support for outreach activities,” said Ben Rogers, project manager in Duke’s Digital Media Solutions group. “For the selection process, we put together advisory groups of stakeholders from all major schools and departments. In addition, our technical team addressed implementation issues within the context of enterprise-wide deployment on the same level as email or calendaring. We considered literally hundreds of tools, piloted four products and ultimately selected Elluminate Live!”
“At Duke, we strive to provide leadership around innovative technologies and to work with vendors to help them develop solutions that are a good fit for higher education,” said Tim Poe, senior manager of Digital Media Solutions. “It’s an ever-evolving world of digital media. So what’s important to us is not just what a product does now but what it will be capable of in the future.”
“Elluminate is extremely pleased to be selected by an academic institution as prestigious as Duke University for an enterprise-wide deployment,” said Maurice Heiblum, president of Elluminate USA, Inc. “At Elluminate, we are committed to providing innovative technology that facilitates teaching, learning and collaboration across the campus or around the world. We look forward to collaborating with Duke to enhance our live eLearning solutions to further meet the changing needs of the university, as well as those of higher education in general.”
About Duke University
The mission of Duke University is to provide a superior education to its students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities. Today, under the leadership of Richard H. Brodhead, ninth president of the university and fourteenth of the institution, Duke University enrolls approximately 6,300 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students representing almost every state and about 75 foreign countries. The curriculum has expanded to include studies in biomedical engineering, public policy, microelectronics and black church affairs. While guided since 1859 by the motto Eruditio et Religio, or “Knowledge and Religion,” Duke University continues to change to meet changing conditions. For more information, visit www.duke.edu.
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.