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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, and Washington, D.C.

Desire2Learn Expands Successful XOXO Program at NECC 2009

Desire2Learn continues support of One Laptop Per Child Program through XOXO Initiative

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, will continue its 2009 XOXO campaign at NECC 2009, the largest annual technology conference for K-12 audiences, in Washington, DC, June 29 to July 1, 2009.

The highly successful XOXO program was launched by Desire2Learn in the Fall of 2008 at EDUCAUSE in Orlando. In 2009, with the support of Desire2Learn Select ISV Partner, Elluminate, the program continues its success. The 2009 goal is to purchase 100 laptop computers to provide students access to eLearning in underprivileged areas of the world. One hundred XO laptops will open a world of opportunity for hundreds of students and families alike.

“Desire2Learn is excited to continue this philanthropic initiative,” said John McLeod, Director of Marketing, Desire2Learn. “With the support and participation of Elluminate at the NECC conference, we will continue to expand the numbers of children we assist through this important program. Attendees will be able to directly improve the educational experience of children simply by visiting both Desire2Learn and Elluminate booths.”

Desire2Learn is located at booth #1015 in the Exhibit Hall. Stop by the Desire2Learn booth to learn more about the leading eLearning products and services, see an XO computer, contribute to the XOXO laptop program and participate in attendee contests. Elluminate, a Desire2Learn Select ISV partner, and a leading provider of live Web conferencing and eLearning solutions for the real-time organization, is located at booth #3542. Exhibit Hall hours are Monday, June 29 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, July 1 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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 (for the U.K.) and 1.800.778.631 (for Australia).

About Elluminate

Elluminate, Inc. provides proven, best-in-class solutions for real-time online learning and collaboration that deliver exceptional outcomes, including enhanced learning experiences, increased retention and completion rates, and higher ROI. Elluminate serves over 600 million web-collaboration minutes annually to over 7 million teachers and students located in over 170 different countries.

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Pleasanton, California, Elluminate is the trusted choice of prominent academic institutions and corporations, including ADP, Apple Computer, California State University, Florida Virtual School, Georgetown University, K12 Inc., London Knowledge Lab, Los Angeles Unified School District, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Novell, Queen’s University, Royal Veterinary College, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems, and many more.

The winner of several prestigious awards, the company is also one of Deloitte’s 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies and is positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing, 2008.

About One Laptop Per Child

One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is a non-profit organization founded to create educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.

The goal is to provide children around the world with a window into the world and a tool with which to think. The XO laptop is a wonderful way for children to learn learning through independent interaction and exploration.

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