Brightspace chosen to help train coaches for scholastic and college programs across the US
Global learning technology leader D2L today announced that The National Wrestling Coaches’ Association (NWCA) — the oldest wrestling only organization in America — is using D2L to help train thousands of wrestling coaches in schools across the United States.
“We needed a technology platform that’s easy to use, that’s robust, and can accommodate the vast wrestling coach community that we serve — we’re talking about thousands of programs in communities across the country. That brought us to the front doorstep of D2L,” said Mike Moyer, Executive Director, NWCA. “Just like D2L’s goal is to reach every learner, our goal is to reach every coach. We want them to be great stewards of their programs and provide the ultimate educationally based athletic experience for their wrestlers.”
The NWCA — which is headquartered in Manheim, Pennsylvania — its primary mission is to train middle school, high school, and college wrestling coaches. At the college level, they have been providing coach training since 2009, and at the high school level, since 2017. The courses taught include Leadership, Recruitment, Retention, Health and Safety, Nutrition, and Branding.
The NWCA did a full search and looked at many other platforms. They chose D2L because, in part, they were already familiar with the Brightspace platform through a partnership with Michigan State University. That positive experience with a platform that they had found easy to use and robust — as well as knowing that many universities are already using D2L — tipped the scales in favor of Brightspace. As a result, all NWCA’s course content will be moved over to Brightspace and will be live in Mid-March.
“We’re really pleased to play a role in NWCA’s mission of making it easier for wrestling coaches to get better at what they do — and to provide the very best educationally based athletic experience for their wrestlers,” said Jeremy Auger, Chief Strategy Officer, D2L. “In this case, not only are we making a difference for coaches but — through them — to thousands of young people across the US. It’s a real privilege.”
About National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA)
The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with a primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments. The membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling. The three core competencies of the NWCA are: coaching development, student-athlete welfare, and the promotion of wrestling.
Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform that makes online and blended learning easy, flexible and smart. Brightspace is a quantum leap beyond traditional Learning Management Systems (LMS) – it is easy to drag-and-drop content to create engaging courses, supports all mobile devices, has industry-leading up-time and is accessible for all learners. Plus, Brightspace enables the future of learning with a gaming engine, adaptive learning, video management, intelligent agents, templated interactives for course design, full support for outcomes or competency-based learning, and actionable learning analytics.
D2L’s Brightspace was recently named the #1 LMS in Higher Ed by Ovum Research and #1 in Adaptive Learning by eLearning Magazine. In addition, Aragon Research included D2L in its highly coveted Hot Vendors In Learning list.
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