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Desire2Learn Launches New Product To Help Instructors Teach, Learners Learn, And Enable Lifelong Learning

Next generation Desire2Learn® Learning Suite equips students for success with rich media content creation, personalized learning and advanced assessment

Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, November 1, 2012

Desire2Learn Incorporated (“Desire2Learn”), a leader in providing innovative learning solutions, is delivering on its vision to support lifelong learning with the release of Desire2Learn Learning Suite v10.1, a significantly enhanced version of its predecessor. On the heels of its recent $80 million investment, Desire2Learn is advancing education globally with this announcement.

Desire2Learn Learning Suite enables instructors to quickly create engaging courses, embed rich media in learning and assessment activities, and personalize learning experiences that significantly improve learning outcomes. The new Suite provides innovative opportunities for authentic assessment while offering students on-demand access, from any device, to course material when it’s most convenient for them.

“Desire2Learn is transforming education by enabling learner-centric approaches such as adaptive learning, the flipped classroom and experiential learning,” said John Baker, President and CEO, Desire2Learn. “This release empowers our customers to better connect with learners – whether they’re leveraging Desire2Learn Capture for rich media webcasting, our analytics to predict student success, or using the audio and video capabilities that are prevalent throughout the Desire2Learn Learning Environment and mobile apps.”

Desire2Learn Learning Suite enables lifelong learning by helping learners learn, instructors teach and extending learning well beyond the classroom. The new platform is:

Intuitive, Engaging and Socially Integrated: Desire2Learn’s new platform provides a highly intuitive interface to enhance the learning experience. The suite enables instructors to produce engaging content quickly, with friendly content editing tools and advanced audio and video capabilities such as Video Note. Desire2Learn Capture enables educators to build and deploy integrated rich media content – live or on-demand from any device. Learners can discover, collaborate and share multiple mediums of information easily, then discuss and learn in the moment with Desire2Learn ePortfolio Quick Reflections.

Supports Advanced Assessment: Key learning insights and analytics are offered in v10.1 to help keep focused on achieving organizational goals, while new visual monitoring tools like Class Progress help instructors keep students on track with advanced data visualizations and quick interventions. Sophisticated Analytics and Out-of-the-Box visual reports support advanced learning outcome assessment at the institution, program and course level.

Flexible, Connected Experience: Desire2Learn’s new platform is loaded with options to help users personalize their learning experience. With Desire2Learn Assignment Grader, instructors will enjoy grading with rubrics, audio, and video feedback, along with full PDF annotation support for fast, convenient offline grading capability on their tablet device, for free.

“With Desire2Learn’s newest Learning Suite, students have more freedom and flexibility to review information, interact with one another, and absorb lessons wherever they go,” said Dennis Kavelman, COO, Desire2Learn. “We see flexible, multimedia rich learning environments as an important component of our futures – as an instructor, a student, or a lifelong learner.”

Desire2Learn Learning Suite v10.1 is a free upgrade for existing customers. For more information visit www.Desire2Learn.com/10.1 or stop by booth #1440 November 7 – 8, at EDUCAUSE 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

Desire2Learn is helping to transform the way the world learns. Providing the next generation learning environment and solutions to engage and inspire lifelong learners, Desire2Learn helps clients break down barriers to access the highest quality learning experiences, and is recognized for its leadership in accessibility. Desire2Learn is a global leader in cloud (SaaS) based learning solutions and provides an open and extensible platform to over 700 clients and more than 8 million learners in higher education, K-12, healthcare, government and the corporate sector, including the Fortune 1000. Desire2Learn has personnel in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil and Singapore. For more information or to contact us, visit: http://www.desire2learn.com.

Desire2Learn is a trademark of Desire2Learn Incorporated, registered in the U.S. and other countries.


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Virginia Jamieson
Director of PR
Desire2Learn Incorporated
650-279-8619
PR@Desire2Learn.com

Twitter: Desire2Learn

Tim Morin
fama PR
617-986-5010
Desire2Learn@famapr.com

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