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College of the North Atlantic Implements Desire2Learn Learning Suite at Qatar Campus

Press Release

Desire2Learn President & CEO John Baker delivered the keynote address at the International Business Case Competition as part of the kickoff to the implementation of Desire2Learn Learning Suite

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms, today announced that College of the North Atlantic has begun implementing Desire2Learn Learning Suite at its Qatar campus in the Middle East.

As part of the kickoff to the implementation of Desire2Learn Learning Suite, John Baker was recently at College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) to deliver the keynote address at the award ceremony of the annual International Business Case Competition held at CNA’s Doha, Qatar campus. An annual event at CNA-Q since 2008, the competition welcomes groups from across Qatar, the Middle East and CNA Canada. The 2012 competition saw Stenden University of Doha take top place with teams from CNA-Newfoundland and CNA-Q rounding out the top three.

“At CNA-Q one of our mottos is, ‘Using Technology to Improve How we Work, Learn, and Communicate,’ says Dr. Ken MacLeod, President, CNA-Q. “Our partnership with Desire2Learn will go a long way to help us realize this goal by providing an eLearning platform for our blended learning strategy that has the potential to transform the teaching and learning process at the College.”

“It was an honor to speak at the International Business Case Competition at CNA-Q,” remarks John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “It was a testament to the tenacity and determination that this generation of learners brings to their education; something we look forward to seeing CNA-Q harness as they leverage Desire2Learn Learning Suite in their course offerings.”

Desire2Learn Learning Suite will be utilized at CNA-Qatar across all faculties and programs in a blended learning format. At full implementation, the system will be utilized by upwards of 4,500 full-time and part-time students and 650 faculty and staff.

About the CNA-Q

The College of the North Atlantic Qatar is Qatar’s premier comprehensive technical college. It opened in September 2002 through an agreement between the State of Qatar and College of the North Atlantic in Newfoundland, Canada. It is one of Qatar’s largest post-secondary institutions with over 650 staff, 4,600 full-time and part-time students, and 1,800 alumni. It combines a Canadian curriculum and industry expertise in 4 program areas: Business Studies, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences and Information Technology, as well as a Security Academy and Centre for Banking and Financial Studies.

About Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, goals, and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than eight million learners worldwide. Clients include higher education, K-12, and healthcare, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn has personnel in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. For more information, visit:, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), +44 808.234.4235 (U.K. and Europe), 0.800.452.069 (New Zealand) and 1.800.656.210 (Australia).

Press Contacts:

John McLeod
Vice-President, Marketing, Desire2Learn Incorporated
[email protected]
Twitter: @Desire2Learn