Fort Lauderdale, Florida, January 29, 2007–Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and Web collaboration solutions for the real-time organization, announced today that LINGOs (Learning for International Non-Governmental Organizations) has implemented Elluminate Live!® Academic Edition as one of its resources for member organizations around the world, including Care, Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children. Elluminate joins the ranks of other LINGOs partners, such as Microsoft, eCornell and Project Management Institute.
A nonprofit consortium of humanitarian relief and development agencies, LINGOs was created to apply learning-related technology and best practices to critical missions such as relieving poverty and conducting efficient disaster response. The organization is using the live eLearning environment for meetings and collaboration on a global level. In addition, LINGOs will use Elluminate Live! as part of its blended learning environment for specific courses that include training for a new UNICEF-funded database used to track children separated from their families during natural disasters and a stress management program for humanitarian workers.
"Where we work, low bandwidth is a given and telephony charges for connecting multiple countries can quickly become cost prohibitive," said LINGOs Executive Director Eric Berg. "A tool like Elluminate Live! with its low bandwidth support and high-quality VoIP is absolutely essential for the professional development of our members´ direct employees and expatriates as well as their local native staffs. People are delighted with the product because they are getting to do things they couldn´t do any other way. I am so grateful that Elluminate and its people are committed to supporting our mission."
"Elluminate believes strongly in being a good corporate citizen and supporting the efforts of a wide variety of humanitarian and other nonprofit organizations like LINGOs," said Maurice Heiblum, president of Elluminate USA, Inc. "Elluminate Live! was specifically designed to facilitate the communication, education and collaboration that are so critical to the success of any organization, and it´s especially gratifying to be of service to those agencies whose mission it is to help those who need it most."
LINGOs (Learning for International Non-Governmental Organizations) was founded in 2004 with the mission of helping humanitarian relief and development agencies share expertise, best practices and resources related to technology-assisted learning. Members include Save the Children, Heifer International, Care, Habitat for Humanity, Mercy Corps, Catholic Relief Services, The Nature Conservancy and Relief International. LINGOs also engages partner organizations, companies with products and services for the eLearning market, to provide expert assistance and resources to help LINGOs members take advantage of eLearning. In addition to Elluminate, LINGOs partners include companies such as Microsoft, The Masie Center, Ninth House, Connected Learning and Mind Leaders. For more information, visit http://www.lingos.org.
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 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.
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