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Desire2Learn Honoured With Gold Medal From Brandon Hall Learning Technology Awards

Desire2Learn recognized for product innovation in Best Advance in Technology for Learning Analytics or Reporting category

Desire2Learn Incorporated (“Desire2Learn”), a leading provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms, today announced its receipt of a Brandon Hall gold medal award for technology excellence in the Best Advance in Technology in Learning Analytics or Reporting category.

The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Awards are presented by Brandon Hall Group, a leading research firm in training and development. The Learning Technology Awards program showcases product innovations for their creation and management of learning, talent, and performance.

“These excellent tools and systems are the cutting edge of learning technology,” states Tom Werner, chief research officer and director of the Awards program. “They really change for the better how people learn in the workplace.”

The Best Advance in Technology for Learning Analytics or Reporting category looks for functionality related to collecting learning data, querying data, creating reports, visualizing data, and comparing variables and data sets. The role of the technology in helping administrators make sense of data and understand the effectiveness of their learning services is a key criterion of the award.

Desire2Learn Analytics gives organizations a competitive advantage in transforming data into relevant knowledge, guides performance, improves the online educational experience and provides flexible real-time information and reports on programs and course components. With the capability to monitor various data and critical metrics, administrators can ensure student success by evaluating academic challenges more effectively. Analytics help organizations understand the improvement areas that are critical to ensuring student and program success.

“We are pleased to receive a Brandon Hall gold medal for technology excellence,” states John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “Analytics play an integral role in achieving results and providing superior service to clients. We are proud that this important piece of the Desire2Learn Learning Suite has been recognized by the Brandon Hall Learning Technology Awards as we continue to provide innovative educational solutions for our clients.”

A full list of award recipients, including Desire2Learn, can be found at http://www.brandon-hall.com/awards/excellence-in-technology/winners-of-the-2010-learning-technology-awards.html.

About Brandon Hall Group

Having worked with more than 5,000 clients globally and after 17 years of delivering world-class solutions, Brandon Hall Group is the preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing research-driven solutions to drive organizational performance for emerging and large organizations. Through the recent merger of Brandon Hall Research and AC Growth, Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research, data, and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Sales, Marketing, and Executive Management.

About Desire2Learn

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, and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than six million learners worldwide. Clients include higher education, K-12, and healthcare, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn has personnel in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, 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
519.772.0325
PR@Desire2Learn.com
Twitter: @Desire2Learn