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Desire2Learn Hosts Forum on Web 2.0: Engaging and Empowering the Learner

Press Release

Desire2Learn will host second annual Thought Leadership Forum during the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in San Antonio, Texas

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, today announced that they will host an invitational forum on social networking tools and their role in empowering students to continue their learning journey outside of formalized formats.

Dennis O’Connor, Program Advisor, University of Wisconsin-Stout will deliver the keynote session and be joined by colleagues Pete Knopf, Director, Illinois State Department of Education; Steve Thompson, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Henry County Schools and Connie Ratcliffe, Director, Mississippi Virtual Public School who will facilitate discussions.

Twenty-five educational thought leaders from across the United States as well as Eastern Canada will participate in the deliberations, on using Web 2.0 tools in online learning courses, providing their input and experience to uncover how these technological innovations play an important role in educating their students. Outcomes from the forum will be presented in a forthcoming whitepaper.

“Through leveraging the social networking medium, educational professionals can begin to close the gap between informal and formal learning modalities and facilitate student success through increased accessibility,” said John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn and host of the session. “It is through the passion and expertise of the individuals that we have gathered together in this forum that education and innovation will partner to place students at the forefront of learning.”

To learn more about the Desire2Learn Thought Leadership Forums and participating in upcoming events, contact Kristie Clements at or call 1.888.772.0325 for details.

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 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: or call 1.888.772.0325.


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