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
- illions of articles from 65 leading newspapers and 140 magazines
- Tens of thousands of tutorials from Khan Academy
- Syllabi, readings lists and lecture slide presentations
- 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,” says 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,” says 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,” says 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.