COLLABORATION: NEW OPEN-SOURCE TECHNOLOGY DUE IN SPRING

Elluminate, Inc., and Sakai are integrating Elluminate Live! with the latter’s Collaboration and Learning Environment. As part of the development partnership, Elluminate and Unicon will develop and contribute the new technology to the open-source community. The Elluminate/Sakai integration is targeted for completion and general availability to the public in spring 2008.

The Elluminate Live! interface will enable academic institutions using the Sakai Collaboration and Learning Environment to easily and seamlessly integrate live, synchronous distance learning and collaboration into their coursework.

Elluminate Live! brings sessions for live classroom delivery, and includes recordings of live classroom sessions for students who miss class or wish to review. Elluminate Live! allows instructors to record tutorials and assign as part of course requirements, create virtual rooms that students can use to work together without an instructor. With the system, users can invite remote guest speakers to attend or even moderate sessions, and create virtual offices and share with all courses. 

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