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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Desire2Learn Deepens eLearning Commitment to K-12 Schools with Learner Focused Product Suite

Press Release

Desire2Learn continues to meet the needs of clients and the market by providing innovative functionality for schools, districts and states serving K-12 students

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn) a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, today announced the launch of its K-12 focused suite. Desire2Learn has been working with and listening to K-12 clients since its founding and has designed its technology to support K-12 education in a flexible environment for students of all ages while also addressing the reporting and management requirements of administration and legislation, such as �No Child Left Behind.”

The Desire2Learn K-12 Suite enables K-12 clients to easily manage many online courses, virtual schools, professional development, e-Communities, blended, hybrid and other web-based programs to compliment classroom teaching with ease and efficiency. By offering fully-integrated, enterprise-level eLearning technology, the K-12 Suite addresses the unique requirements of the K-12 market.

�We want to create a dynamic environment in which content (curriculum) can be shared and updated,” says James Lavere, teacher at Maplewood Richmond Heights School District in Maplewood, MO. �Desire2Learn’s pedagogy of technology synergies is very similar to our district�s. Desire2Learn is very customizable to our needs. This product and service will ignite learning and help us take education beyond the traditional confines of classrooms.”

The Desire2Learn K-12 Suite enables:

  • Enhanced Achievement
    By integrating the Desire2Learn K-12 Suite with their existing resources, clients expand their ability to better meet the needs of their end users, individualize instruction, assess progress and communicate with stakeholders. The system also supports state or provincial standards being tied to assessments, content or other resources through the entire suite of products.
  • Collaboration and communications
    Client networking is encouraged through Desire2Learn�s vast array of communication and social networking products and functions including the new ePortfolio, focused on enhancing the learning journey of each individual in a safe/secure Web 2.0 experience.
  • Custom solutions
    The Desire2Learn K-12 Suite assists clients in achieving their eLearning vision through a comprehensive suite of online teaching and learning tools and services, such as content development, tailored to their unique eLearning approach. Success is tied into clients� successful outcomes with extra effort provided to help build the programs clients need.
  • K-12 specific services and support
    From determining clients� hosting requirements to implementing the Desire2Learn K-12 eLearning Suite in a way that provides the right reports and best integration of state/provincial standards, clients are provided with expert support, a dedicated K 12 trained account manager and other professional services.
  • Implementation of best practices and research
    Through the K-12 suite, clients share best practices, discuss issues, share knowledge, insight and expertise in a Community of users and locate research that assists in implementing, growing and sustaining quality, rigorous eLearning programs.

“Desire2Learn has always been a leader in the K-12 space with millions of users and more than nine years experience. The Desire2Learn K-12 Suite is an exciting new focus for our technology and services with many key benefits for our current and future clients,” states John Baker, Desire2Learn President & CEO. “This focused functionality, paired with our passionate, service-oriented people, who are dedicated to our clients� specific and often unique requirements, is a winning combination. The Desire2Learn K-12 Suite enables clients to achieve their eLearning goals and take a leadership position.”

Stop by booth 8250 at NECC 2008, visit www.desire2learn.com/clients/K-12, call 1.888.772.0325 or email Info@Desire2Learn.com for details.

About Desire2Learn Inc.

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 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.

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