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Desire2Learn Announces New Mobile Initiative

Desire2Learn 2GO application now available for BlackBerry smartphones*, furthering the 'eLearning anywhere' design of the Desire2Learn Learning Suite

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, today announced the expansion of Desire2Learn 2GO offerings, an adaptable mobile learning application (MLA) powered by the Desire2Learn Learning Environment, soon to be available for BlackBerry smartphones with device software v5.0.

Highly flexible Desire2Learn products offer even greater reach and convenience in combination with the BlackBerry solution, providing end users with mobile access to core Desire2Learn Learning Environment data and functionality.

The expanded Desire2Learn 2GO offerings will include:

Desire2Learn 2GO Reader enables learners to catch up on their course content anywhere, anytime. Connect to Desire2Learn Learning Environment to download materials for online or offline reading. Simply bookmark the content in the eLearning program, and the course materials are ready to go.

Key Features:

  • Read bookmarked course content from the Desire2Learn Learning Environment
  • View bookmarked course content without a wireless connection (SD card required)
  • Unread materials will be automatically released on the SD card after seven days

Desire2Learn 2GO Gradebook
Grades can be seen as soon as they’re available with Desire2Learn 2GO Gradebook. Always stay in touch with individual academic performance by accessing grades on the fly.

Key Features:

  • See overall academic performance in all courses at-a-glance
  • Delve into details by reviewing grades for assignments, quizzes and exams

Desire2Learn 2GO Classlist
Desire2Learn 2GO Classlist enables instant connection with classmates. Contact information is instantly available for all classmates in all courses. Availability of personal information is dependent on Learning Environment security settings. Not all features will be available at all organizations.

Key Features:

  • View classmates’ profiles to find common interests or connections
  • Connect over phone or email with one click

“We continuously seek ways to enable clients to break down barriers to quality education. Mobile access to learning is a critical component in facilitating the ability to be informed and to have anytime, anywhere access to information and communications” said John Baker, Desire2Learn President & CEO. “Expanding the capabilities to BlackBerry smartphones is an important next step in our offerings and further solidifies the Desire2Learn presence in the mobile learning market.”

The capabilities of the newest version of Desire2Learn 2GO is previewing at FUSION 2010: Architects of Education, the annual Desire2Learn Users’ Conference, where it, along with all Desire2Learn products and services, are on display. Information on the Desire2Learn 2GO application for BlackBerry smartphones is available at the demo pods on the Exhibit Floor of the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

Sessions on the importance of mobility considerations in learning are being held throughout the conference.

About Desire2Learn Incorporated

Desire2Learn comprises Desire2Learn Incorporated and its subsidiaries. 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: www.Desire2Learn.com, 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
519.772.0325
PR@Desire2Learn.com
Twitter: @Desire2Learn