Fort Lauderdale, Florida–January 8,2007–Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and Web collaboration solutions for the real-time organization, announced today an agreement to provide teachers at Florida Virtual School (FLVS), an established leader in developing and providing virtual K-12 education solutions for students worldwide, unlimited access to its Elluminate Live!® Academic EditionT license. This expansion of services has resulted in increased eLearning opportunities for students who are engaging in virtual small group projects as well as more robust professional development exercises for online teachers.
For nearly two years, Elluminate has partnered with FLVS to leverage the powerful communication tools offered by Elluminate Live! Students enrolled in FLVS classes interface with teachers using the Elluminate services during weekly or monthly Elluminate Live! sessions featuring special tutorial topics, guest lecturers, test preparation activities, group projects and lectures, and even career planning.
In addition to using Elluminate Live! to further engage students, FLVS instructors have leveraged the technology to create a professional development program designed to support new teachers who are transitioning into the online learning environment. With Elluminate’s two-way communications tools and presentation features, FLVS trainers encourage teachers to interact throughout the orientation presentations using direct messaging, voice or whiteboard features.
“Creating an engaging online experience that provides a sense of community among online students is what we’re all about,” said Maurice Heiblum, president of Elluminate USA, Inc. “We are excited to see all the innovative ways that Florida Virtual School is using Elluminate to enhance the online learning experience for its students.”
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 E xecutive 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.