Elluminate Donates Virtual Classroom Products to 2009 Intel Schools of Distinction Award Winners

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Elluminate vClass™ Live eLearning and Web Collaboration Environment will Help Schools Support Innovative Math and Science Programs

Elluminate, Inc., the leader in web, audio, video and social networking solutions that support 21st century teaching, learning, and collaboration, announced today that it is providing each of the six 2009 Intel Schools of Distinction with a 200-seat license of Elluminate vClass™ for unlimited, on-demand classes and meetings.

  •     The winning K-12 schools were honored for their implementation of innovative math and science programs that prepare students for 21st century jobs. They include:

    --"Star Innovator" Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois
    --Cedar Park Elementary STEM School in Trumann, Arkansas
    --Lynn English High School in Lynn, Massachusetts
    --Oakcliff Elementary School in Doraville, Georgia
    --Palm Desert Charter Middle School in Palm Desert, California
    --Urban Assembly for Applied Math and Science in Bronx, New York

  •     The Intel Foundation and sponsoring companies, like Elluminate, will distribute more than $1.3 million USD in cash, products, and services to the winning schools.
  •     In addition to Elluminate vClass, Elluminate is also donating Elluminate Plan!™ to enable the schools to organize and package session content ahead of time and Elluminate Publish!™ for creating standalone files or industry-standard video files from session recordings.

Quotes for Attribution:

"We are thrilled to have received the School of Distinction Award from Intel! The awards ceremony in Washington D.C. completely took our breath away. It was an honor to meet such high caliber schools, and then being compared to them. I can't wait to try out Elluminate so that I can collaborate with The Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science, in the Bronx. We were very excited to hear about their Math Competition and are looking forward to duplicating their success with our own "Science Invitational."
Alex B. Napier, Instructor, Palm Desert Charter Middle School

"Today, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is an increasingly important academic initiative. Elluminate congratulates the 2009 Intel Schools of Distinction and applauds their leadership and innovation in this area. We are honored to be a sponsor of this valuable awards program and pleased to provide with winners with the means to facilitate real-time, online interaction and collaboration in support of a 21st century teaching and learning environment."
Maurice Heiblum, President, Elluminate, Inc.

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