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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Desire2Learn Congratulates Tennessee Board of Regents on Learning Impact Award

Tennessee Board of Regents, a user of Desire2Learn's Learning Management System, receives Platinum Award for their Online Campus Collaborative

Desire2Learn Incorporated, a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, congratulates the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Online Campus Collaborative for their recent Platinum Award from the IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC).

“We’re delighted that the Tennessee Board of Regents, a client with us for the past year, has been honored with the top ranking Learning Impact Award,” stated John Baker, President & CEO of Desire2Learn. “It’s a true testament to the vision and forward thinking approach developed by the TBR.”

“This award recognizes the collaborative efforts of the TBR administrators, faculty, staff, and students” said Dr. Robbie Melton, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Educational Technology, TBR. “One of the merits of the award is the reduction of duplicated programs and services as a result of the system-wide selection of Desire2Learn’s course management system to employ the online teaching and learning, vision and mission, as well as to support the goals of the Tn eLearning Strategic Plan.”

The Learning Impact Awards (LIA) recognize technology in the context in which it is being used by an educational or training organization. Entries are evaluated according to eight criteria of impact, including improving access to, affordability and quality of learning.

About Desire2Learn Inc.

Desire2Learn Inc. 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 supports over five million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government, and other leading organizations. For more information, visit: www.Desire2Learn.com or call 1.888.772.0325.

About Tennessee Board of Regents

With its six universities, 13 community colleges, and 26 technology centers spread across the state, the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) system is dedicated to the task of providing access to higher education to as many people as can be persuaded to pursue it. Simply put, their mission is educating Tennessee.

The TBR system offers an amazing array of educational opportunities with locations in 90 of Tennessee’s 95 counties, and even right in the living rooms of students if they choose to take classes online. Every year, over 180,000 students enroll in a Tennessee Board of Regents institution. And every year, almost 30,000 of them receive a degree, certificate, or diploma. They go on to earn more money, be more active in civic life, do more volunteer work, and live healthier and happier lives than people without education beyond high school. They also pay more taxes, need fewer public support services and form a better educated workforce that helps attract 21st century employers to make Tennessee more competitive in the global economy. For further information visit: www.tbr.state.tn.us

About IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC)

IMS Global Learning is a global, nonprofit, member organization that strives to enable the growth and impact of learning technology in the education and corporate learning sectors worldwide. IMS GLC members provide leadership in shaping and growing the learning industry through community development of interoperability and adoption practice standards and recognition of the return on investment from learning and educational technology. For more information, including the world’s most comprehensive set of learning technology interoperability standards, information on the annual Learning Impact conference and awards program and free community resources for learning technology leaders, visit www.imsglobal.org.

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John McLeod
Director of Marketing
Desire2Learn Inc.
(519) 772-0325 ext. 378
John.McLeod@Desire2Learn.com