Elluminate Announces 2009 Center of Excellence Winners for Achievement in Live eLearning and Collaboration

Program Highlights Best Practices, Recognizes Innovative Elluminate Live! Implementations

Pleasanton, California (March 25, 2009) –

News Facts:

* Elluminate, Inc., the leading provider for real-time, online communication, collaboration, and education, today announced the 2009 winners of its Center or Excellence (CoE) program, which highlights best practices and showcases organizations that are at the leading edge of adopting synchronous pedagogies for teaching, learning, and related business processes.
* The Elluminate Center of Excellence program recognizes academic institutions and corporations that have implemented Elluminate Live! in creative ways to improve classroom or distance learning programs, corporate training, faculty or staff communication and collaboration, or administrative operations.
* The program also recognizes Elluminate Heroes, those individuals or teams who are responsible for their institutions being accepted into the program. Winners must demonstrate real-world results, such as increased student achievement or retention.

For 2009, those institutions named to the Elluminate CoE and their respective Elluminate Heroes are

* Broward County Public Schools – Daryl Diamond. Utilizing Web 2.0 and distance learning technologies to manage organizational change while implementing a structured approach to training to reach a large volume of individuals needing just-in-time training. Read full story »
* Center for Distance Learning and Innovation – Richard Snow. Providing equitable access to educational opportunities to almost 1000 students in 113 schools throughout Newfoundland and Labrador in a way that makes distance transparent. Read full story »
* eLearning Broward – Kimberly Gates. Significantly increasing attendance of live and recorded online workshops to include thousands of adult students, enabling them to improve academic skills, increase proficiency and confidence with technology, and increase number of diplomas earned.
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* McMaster University – James Dietrich. Achieving an accelerated adoption rate of live eLearning and web collaboration technology system wide for distance education, research, and administration, while increasing efficiency and reducing costs for a number of high-profile projects on a global level.
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* University Alliance – Wayne Brantley. Delivering professional development programs that lower training costs and reduce loss of productivity, while meeting or exceeding traditional face-to-face programs and maintaining level of excellence required by a Fortune 500 company. Read full story »
* University of Hertfordshire – Peter Bullen. Supporting mission of Blended Learning Unit to motivate and enable academic staff to transform their teaching and learning, engage with colleagues across the higher education sector, and participate in professional development activities. Read full story »

Source: Elluminate

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