More than 2,000 Online Attendees Expected to Participate in EDUCAUSE 2010 - Mirroring Larger Industry Trends

Presidium tapped to provide support for growing online conference for the second year in a row

Oct 12, 2010, 09:00 ET from Presidium

RESTON, Va., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Presidium, the education services management company, has been invited by EDUCAUSE, the leading higher education information technology association, to provide technical support for its growing online conference, to be held October 13-15, 2010.

EDUCAUSE anticipates that the online offering will allow an additional 2,000 attendees to participate in the conference sessions and networking. The strong response to the online offering and the association's desire to cost-effectively meet demand for support reflect larger trends taking shape in the industry. With 17% growth in the number of online enrollments across higher education nationwide, the expected participation in the EDUCAUSE 2010 Online reflects an overarching need to deliver instruction and professional development via the Web.

"The continued popularity of the EDUCAUSE 2010 Online conference clearly mirrors the increase in demand for online learning that we've witnessed across our client community," says Presidium CEO, Greg Davies, "As a result, we're also seeing a growing need to cost-effectively support online learners in real-time— without increasing infrastructure and staffing requirements. Presidium is proud to help EDUCAUSE deliver this important service again in 2010."

Julie K. Little, EDUCAUSE Vice President of Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development, said "Online learning is an important option for extending the conference experience to the largest possible audience—which is very important in today's economy. By partnering with Presidium to deliver technical support, we are able to provide a positive experience for all attendees—online or face-to-face."

About EDUCAUSE

EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

About Presidium

Presidium is an education services management company and partner to hundreds of the most progressive education providers. Our market leadership is earned by driving client results in every major benchmark, including retention, enrollment growth, operational efficiency, and financial aid utilization. We do this through virtualized services, education process redesign, and technology solutions.

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