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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Desire2Learn and Laurier Business School Partner to Integrate Mobile Learning into MBA Program

Press Release

Desire2Learn mobile learning application enables MBA students to stay connected. Anytime. Anywhere.

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, today officially announced the implementation of Desire2Learn® 2GO into the Laurier School of Business & Economics MBA curriculum.
Beginning in the Fall 2009 term, more than 100 incoming students enrolled in the full-time MBA program on the Waterloo campus began using BlackBerry® smartphones as part of their program. Desire2Learn 2GO enables students to have mobile access to a variety of functions including:

  • viewing course details
  • communicating with classmates
  • signing up for study groups
  • checking their grades

“As students are increasingly attuned to mobile technology, Desire2Learn 2GO is improving our students’ productivity and organization,” said Hugh Munro, MBA Director, Laurier School of Business & Economics. “We believe the platform not only contributes positively to students’ autonomy and motivation, but also provides for increased interaction and communication channels between students as well as between the students and their instructors.”

Illustrations of Desire2Learn 2GO applications on the BlackBerry® smartphones

The close integration with core BlackBerry smartphone features, functionality and communication tools provides students with secure mobile access 24/7. Greater student engagement and more effective collaboration for peer groups, students and instructors are provided through this convenient mobile learning solution.
“This partnership is providing Laurier students with a significant advantage,” said John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “Mobile education provides busy professionals the ability to connect to their eLearning program amongst their classmates, with their instructors and around the globe whenever and wherever they choose. Desire2Learn 2GO not only encourages enhanced use of innovative technology for a wide range of circumstances, it also supports rich social practices to augment traditional curriculum delivery.”
John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn with Ginny Dybenko, Laurier’s Dean of Business & Economics at
the Laurier MBA mobile eLearning official launch October 20, 2009

To learn more about Desire2Learn 2GO, visit the Desire2Learn website.
About the Laurier MBA Program
Founded by the largest English-speaking business school in Canada, the Laurier MBA program has a long-standing reputation for excellence. Laurier MBA graduates are sought-after in the marketplace for their in-depth quantitative and qualitative training and versatility, as demonstrated by their outstanding performance in both case competitions and in accounting exams. Laurier graduates currently have the distinction of holding the highest qualifying average in the Chartered Accountancy Qualification (CA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams, the prestigious CA Gold Medal awarded for the highest overall mark across Canada, and the highest mark ever received on the CMA exam. To learn more, visit:
About Desire2Learn Incorporated
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, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than five million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn is headquartered in Kitchener, ON, Canada with personnel located in North America, the U.K. and Australia. For more information, visit:, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), 0808.234.6744 (U.K.) and +61 412 067 308 (Australia).


John McLeod
Director of Marketing
Desire2Learn Incorporated
519.772.0325 ext. 378