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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

CLOE Partners with Desire2Learn

CLOE partners with Desire2Learn and will use the Desire2Learn Learning Object Repository to provide rich learning resources across Canada.

Desire2Learn Inc., a world-leading provider of enterprise learning solutions, today announced that the Co-operative Learning Object Exchange (CLOE), which is a collaboration of 27 Canadian universities and colleges, has selected the multi-lingual version of the Desire2Learn Learning Repository, to provide their users the means to develop, share and reuse multimedia-rich learning resources across the nation.

CLOE (Co-operative Learning Object Exchange) has chosen Desire2Learn as a Learning Object Repository (LOR) provider due to their innovative future-oriented thinking and leading edge attitude,” stated Peter Goldsworthy, Manager of CLOE.  “Together with Desire2Learn research and software and the CLOE research and community we hope to have a winning combination for advanced Learning Object development.”

CLOE went through a thorough investigation of different LOR providers however felt strongly that Desire2Learn was the only organization that answered all their questions pertaining to what they required in an LOR.  CLOE was also thoroughly impressed with the direction that Desire2Learn had taken in terms of its forward thinking functionality and product improvement.  They felt that Desire2Learn’s leading edge technology would facilitate the organization’s future growth and direction.

“We are very pleased to have CLOE as part of the Desire2Learn community and we look forward to building upon the collaborative relationship that evolved during the evaluation period,” states John Baker, Desire2Learn President and CEO.  “From our first discussion it was clear that both organizations were striving to achieve the same objectives; to provide a means to link teaching professionals to share their knowledge of teaching and learning.”

CLOE will be working closely with Desire2Learn over the next couple of months as they replace their existing application with the Desire2Learn Learning Repository, as well as working on a new peer review project.  This project will allow professors to get the most out of their publishing and tenure review which will be a significant feature for all CLOE users.

About Desire2Learn Inc.

Desire2Learn Inc. is a world-leading provider of enterprise learning systems that empower education providers to build teaching and learning environments that reflect their values, goals, objectives, pedagogical approaches, branding and vision.  Desire2Learn clients include primary and secondary schools, higher education, as well as associations, government, and other leading organizations.  There are well over three million users of the Desire2Learn enterprise eLearning technology worldwide.  Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn is headquartered in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.  For more information, please visit http://www.Desire2Learn.com.

About CLOE

The Co-operative Learning Object Exchange (CLOE) is a collaboration between universities and colleges for the collaborative development, sharing, and reuse of multimedia-rich learning resources.  This occurs through the CLOE Learning Object Repository.

Partner institutions collaboratively develop multimedia learning resources to address instructional challenges shared by the other partners, or use/adapt learning objects created at another partner institution to use at their own institution.

CLOE is a Canadian based organization with membership primarily in Ontario (all universities and many colleges) as well as agreements with organizations in Manitoba, Newfoundland, and Thailand.  In addition CLOE holds close affiliations to MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching) and GLOBE as well as other national and international organizations.  http://cloe.on.ca

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Simone Moreau
Marketing Specialist
Desire2Learn Inc.
519.772.0325 ext. 382
PR@Desire2Learn.com
Peter Goldsworthy
CLOE Manager
Cooperative Learning Object Exchange
T (519) 888-4567 x7008
F (519) 746-4607
E info@cloe.on.ca
W cloe.on.ca