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Desire2Learn Executive Program Is A Tremendous Success

Decision makers from diverse international institutions focus on and share their perspectives in forging their vision for eLearning

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, kicked-off FUSION 2009: The Art of Learning, their annual Users’ Conference, with the highly successful Executive Program: The Art of Leadership and Learning: Sculpting Success.

Participants built valuable networks with colleagues from around the world to assist in information-gathering and decision-making as they lead their institution forward through unparalleled times. The value of the program extends well beyond the day. This year’s Executive Program focused on deepening the collective understanding of the external and internal pressures on institutions, exploring solutions to enhance the quality of online learning programs and increase their adoption.

The Art of Leadership and Learning: Sculpting Success, facilitated by Professor Sue McKnight, Director of Libraries and Knowledge Resources at Nottingham Trent University, featured noteworthy speakers Julie Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III, President, University of Maryland Baltimore County and Dr. Peter Stokes, Chief Research Officer, Eduventures.

“Institutions of all forms are under similar constraints and yet need to demonstrate leadership, conviction and vision to be successful in optimizing an online learning environment,” said John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “This one-day program, geared to help build vision for eLearning with a select group of international decision-makers and visionaries, facilitated in-depth discussions and connectedness amongst the global educational community.”

The keynote speakers impressed upon attendees that while talking about the issues is important, immediate action is critical if they are going to be prepared to address the needs of their students. Institutions must change course, finding a middle ground between no change and discarding the current model. The disconnect between how the “digital natives” learn and live must be bridged if educational institutions are going to be relevant while engaging and retaining students.

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: www.Desire2Learn.com, 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).

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John McLeod
Director of Marketing
Desire2Learn Incorporated
519.772.0325 ext. 378
PR@Desire2Learn.com