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Illume Learning Launches World’s Largest Database of Teaching Materials for College Instructors

With responsibilities including research, grading, office hours, classroom prep and teaching, college professors have precious little time to build and update truly stimulating courses. Illume Learning, provider of a free, unique tool that allows college instructors to build great courses, announces the launch of its college course creation platform Illume, an end-to-end resource for professors to access materials that assist them in creating the best possible courses. Illume is designed to be a one-stop-shop, providing the most relevant materials and dramatically reducing the amount of time required to build or update a college course.
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Free, unique and comprehensive course creation tool now available for professors

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (June 29, 2016) — With responsibilities including research, grading, office hours, classroom prep and teaching, college professors have precious little time to build and update truly stimulating courses. Illume Learning, provider of a free, unique tool that allows college instructors to build great courses, announces the launch of its college course creation platform Illume, an end-to-end resource for professors to access materials that assist them in creating the best possible courses. Illume is designed to be a one-stop-shop, providing the most relevant materials and dramatically reducing the amount of time required to build or update a college course.

Illume is the largest database of its kind, and allows professors to collect learning materials from multiple sources, including: 25 million text, trade and scholarly books, tens of thousands of case studies, articles from 12,645 academic journals and millions of articles from 65 leading newspapers and 140 magazines. The database also hosts hundreds of thousands of syllabi, reading lists and lecture slide presentations; tens of thousands of tutorials from Khan Academy and simulations, problem sets, videos and course notes. Illume is free to use for professors. There is nothing like it in the world.

“Illume was designed to meet the modern needs of 21st century higher education professionals,” said Peter Quandt, CEO of Illume Learning. “It provides an easy user experience that enables professors to search our comprehensive database for the best materials to use or save when building or updating their courses. It not only helps professors become more effective educators, it saves them enormous amounts of time.”

Illume was developed over several years and was thoroughly beta tested by 63 university professors. Early testers agreed that the tool lives up to the promise of a comprehensive and convenient course creation resource.

“Illume provides me easy access to one of the largest online databases of course creation materials that I have ever used,” said Dr. Michael Provitera, associate professor of organizational behavior at Barry University and the author of the book Mastering Self-Motivation published by BusinessExpertPress. “The product is a time saver for the new faculty that I mentor and comes in handy for more seasoned professors, as well. The service provided by the Illume team is unmatched."

“The capability Illume provides is unprecedented in my years of being an educator,” said James Pandjiris, professor of finance at the University of Missouri St. Louis. “This tool provides more resources in one place than you could imagine, and its streamlined user experience makes it an uncanny time saver.”

College instructors interested in a practical demonstration of Illume are encouraged to visit edWeb to access “How to Create Great Courses with Illume, the World’s Largest Database of Learning Materials,” a webinar presented by Diane Quandt, associate professor of education at the College of New Rochelle. A personal demonstration of Illume can also be arranged by contacting Justin Irizarry of Illume Learning at (305) 735-1415 or justin@illumelearning.org.

About Illume Learning

Illume Learning is the provider of Illume, the world’s largest database of learning materials that makes it easy for college instructors to create or update college courses. Founded by education and information industry veteran Peter Quandt and Justin Irizarry, Illume Learning’s college creation resource is an end-to-end tool that is free to use for professors. For more information about Illume Learning, visit http://www.illumelearning.org/.

About Peter Quandt

Peter Quandt brings decades of experience building strong companies to his role as CEO of Illume Learning. He has led several education and information companies throughout his career; Quandt was founder and CEO of Haights Cross Communications, CEO of Primedia's Education Group and CEO of Direct Marketing at Macmillan. He holds a B.A. in Government from Georgetown.

About Justin Irizarry

Justin Irizarry, executive vice president of Illume Learning, has more than 13 years of experience working with education, information and technology companies. Before joining Illume Learning, he helped build the Education and Information Group at Scott-Macon, Ltd., where he was responsible for its day-to-day activities and the development of the group's long-term growth and technology strategy. He then went on to found J. David Capital, where he acted as a trusted advisor and interim executive for a wide range of entrepreneurial education, information and technology companies. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University, a M.B.A. from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

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