FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — (MARKET WIRE) — November 20, 2006 — Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and web collaboration solutions for the real-time organization, announced today that Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) Education Services has implemented Elluminate Live!® Academic Edition™, adding daily synchronous interaction to its online learning initiative, Credenda Virtual High School (CVHS). In addition, PAGC uses Elluminate Live! for instructor virtual office hours, remote IT support, weekly staff meetings and ongoing professional development. The organization is also exploring ways to expand the use of Elluminate Live! into other key areas, such as enabling nurses in remote health clinics to access doctors and medical services not locally available.
According to Vince Hill, PAGC’s associate director of education, CVHS was created to provide access to the wide range of courses students in remote areas need for university admission. At the same time, Hill realized that synchronous technology had to be a key component of the online delivery system. “My research showed that what made eLearning successful was being able to establish relationships with students similar to those in a face-to-face classroom,” said Hill. “After looking at a number of solutions, our unanimous conclusion was that Elluminate Live! was by far the best product. It’s stable and robust, enabling us to deliver resources effectively to remote areas with dial-up connectivity.”
“While First Nation schools tend to work more in isolation, we have pooled our Elluminate Live! licenses with those of Prairie Spirit School Division to provide access to its accredited teachers,” added Hill. “Elluminate Live! also enables students to connect with their peers in other communities, crossing cultural boundaries between language groups and allowing students to see a bigger world. Our hope is that when students leave our communities they will already have an established support structure to help them succeed in the post-secondary environment.”
“We are pleased that the Prince Albert Grand Council has implemented live eLearning as a daily activity for its students,” said Nashir Samanani, CEO of Elluminate, Inc. “Elluminate Live! is designed to provide access to high-quality learning for those students who would otherwise be deprived. We applaud the efforts of PAGC to promote excellence in education for First Nation students.”
About Prince Albert Grand Council
The largest tribal council in Saskatchewan, Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) provides a wide variety of programs and services to its membership consisting of 12 First Nation tribes. PAGC Education Services supports 28 First Nation schools and over 6,500 students, creating Credenda Virtual High School to deliver reliable, high-quality education services to students in remote areas. For more information, visit www.pagc.sk.ca and www.credenda.net.
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 Behind™ 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, 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.
Elluminate Live! is a trademark of Elluminate, Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada.