Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, Canada, November 03, 2006
Desire2Learn Inc., a world-leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning systems, and Elluminate, Inc., a leading provider of live eLearning and web collaboration software, have today announced a partnership to begin work to integrate Elluminate Live! with the Desire2Learn Learning Environment.
The partnership was established to open the door to integrate the feature-rich Elluminate synchronous communication tool with the popular Desire2Learn Learning Environment. The objective of this partnership will be to develop a seamless integration between the two products that will allow users to make full use of Elluminate Live! directly from the Desire2Learn environment.
"We had very positive feedback from clients about Elluminate," says Jeremy Auger, Desire2Learn Chief Operating Officer. "After a couple of conversations it was obvious that our technologies were complimentary and we could offer our mutual clients real value by collaborating with Elluminate."
Once completed, the integration between the Desire2Learn Learning Environment and Elluminate Live! will further expand the boundaries of the traditional classroom while ensuring a superior user experience, and will address the challenge of promoting active learning and the creation of online communities.
"Online learning solution providers must offer their customers ways to engage the learners in real-time. Research has proven increased retention and learning whenever an online program adds interactivity between teachers and students.," says Maurice Heiblum, President of Elluminate. "Elluminate takes the learning experience a step further, allowing collaboration in virtual classrooms to become a reality."
This integration is part of Desire2Learn's ongoing commitment to support compatibility with the content, software and systems our clients use most.
About Desire2Learn Inc.
Desire2Learn Inc. is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning systems that enable organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches, and branding. Desire2Learn supports over 4 million learners worldwide and clients include schools, higher education, as well as associations, government, and other leading organizations. For more information, please visit: www.Desire2Learn.com
About Elluminate, Inc.
Elluminate, Inc. provides proven, best-in-class solutions for real-time online learning and collaboration. Elluminate delivers exceptional outcomes that enhance the learning experience, and increase retention and completion rates with lower Total Cost of Ownership and higher ROI. Elluminate features high-quality VoIP, robust interactive functionality for participants and moderators, and unique No User Left Behind™ technology — regardless of platform or Internet connection speed. Elluminate has won several prestigious industry awards, including Network Computing magazine's Editor's Choice 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, Fla., Elluminate is the trusted choice of prominent corporations and academic institutions such as ADP, the University of Calgary, DeVry University, Georgia State University, Johns Hopkins University, PA Department of Education, Sun Microsystems, T-Mobile, and many more.
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