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David Jones transforms learning and development with Brightspace

Upmarket retailer adopts D2L’s learning platform to provide flexible and collaborative training experiences

Press Release

Melbourne, Australia – October 20, 2021 – Global learning technology leader, D2L, today announced that David Jones has transformed how it delivers continuous professional development (CPD) and employee onboarding, moving to digital and remote learning through the Brightspace platform.

Founded in 1838, David Jones is an upmarket department store that provides leading fashion, home, and food offerings to millions of customers each year. As part of its customer service strategy, David Jones set out to make learning available anytime and anywhere it’s needed.

Juanique Vorster, training and development specialist at David Jones, manages day-to-day training across the retailer’s merchandise, foods, and digital eCommerce teams. Vorster said preserving personal connections, enabling collaboration, and inspiring teamwork in the digital learning environment was a key priority.

“Maintaining personal engagement when shifting to a digital platform was crucial to me,” she said. “One of the reasons we decided to go with D2L for programmatic learning was the platform enabled live collaboration and teamwork within the system, so I can foster a team dynamic in the digital realm which we then nurture during face-to-face practical sessions.”

In addition to onboarding, critical to David Jones’ decision was the ability to support the ongoing professional development of workers. By partnering with D2L, micro learning can be recorded into the Brightspace platform to easily service workers rather than trying to facilitate micro learning face-to-face – which has become more challenging with COVID-19 restrictions.

About D2L Brightspace

D2L Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform built for people who care deeply about student success and helping to prepare them for what comes next.

It gives faculty across your institution tools they’re going to love, makes it easy to support exceptional student experiences in the classroom or fully online. D2L Brightspace is designed in close collaboration with clients around the world – building a pedagogically rich set of features to improve engagement, retention and learning outcomes. It also makes it easier to do assessment and give feedback.

D2L Brightspace is worry-free with 99.9% reliability. It’s highly accessible and looks beautiful on any mobile device, making it easier for educators to reach every learner.

D2L Brightspace has won multiple industry awards, including the #1 LMS Technology for next generation online teaching and learning. To learn more, visit D2L for Higher Education.

About D2L

D2L is transforming the way the world learns – helping learners of all ages achieve more than they dreamed possible. Working closely with clients all over the world, D2L is supporting millions of people learning online and in person. Our more than 950 global employees are dedicated to making the best learning products to leave the world better than where they found it. Learn more about D2L for K-12, higher education and businesses at

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Whitney Erickson
Senior Consultant
Phone: +61 2 9929 7533
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