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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, and Philadelphia, PA

Desire2Learn Invites Educause Attendees to Discover the Most Advanced Platform to Help Institutions Achieve Their Vision for Learning

Press Release

Desire2Learn plans creative ways to connect with EDUCAUSE attendees and contribute to their interactive experience

Desire2Learn Incorporated (“Desire2Learn”), a leading provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms, is engaging and interacting with EDUCAUSE 2011 attendees at the premier IT event in Higher Education, being held this year in Philadelphia, PA from October 18 – 21, 2011.

More than 4000 attendees from higher education institutions across North America, and around the world, will have an opportunity to interact with Desire2Learn staff and clients on the latest product developments, unique applications and colleagues’ experiences with Desire2Learn Learning Suite.

As an EDUCAUSE Gold-Level Sponsor, Desire2Learn proudly supports this important higher education gathering. The company will be offering eleven workshops throughout the week. Desire2Learn experts and several key clients and partners will deliver a slate of outstanding sessions, all being held in room 118B of the Pennsylvania Convention Centre in Philadelphia.

Wednesday, October 19

Elements of Accessible Learning in Action
10:30 am – 11:20 am

Webcasting and Lecture Capture
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm

Using Video for an Enhanced Classroom Experience
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm

Demystifying Mobile Technology
4:50 pm – 5:40 pm

Thursday, October 20

Cloud Collaboration Tools with Desire2Learn
8:00 am – 8:50 am

Learning Analytics Meets Smart Cities
9:00 am – 9:50 am

Winning Mobile Strategies
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm

Creating Quality, Effective and Engaging Learning Experiences
4:00 pm – 4:50 pm

Analytics for Poets
5:00 pm – 5:50 pm

Video introductions to the workshops are available at

Sessions delivered by both Desire2Learn clients and company personnel will also be delivered throughout the week at the Desire2Learn booth (#727) on the Exhibit Floor of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Attendees will hear presentations on such topics as:

  • Growing Enrollment Without Growing Buildings
  • LMS Migration, Integration and Support
  • Using ePortfolio for Assessment in Teacher Education Certification
  • Free Learning Resources at Your Educational Doorstep
  • Drag-and-Drop Course Design in Desire2Learn
  • “Help!” ‘Just-in-Time’ Support Using Desire2Learn
  • Transitioning & Prospering with Desire2Learn
  • IMS Learning Tools Interoperability in Desire2Learn
  • How to Use Desire2Learn Web Services for Course Duplication Process
  • “Now You See It, But They Don’t”: Flexible Learning Paths, Identification of At-Risk Students, and the Desire2Learn features that Make It Happen

View the full session schedule at

“Institutions are faced with a myriad of challenges. They need to address issues of accountability, changing demographics, pedagogical shifts, mobility, and accessing open educational resources. They’re seeking to maximize student potential by implementing an advanced, accessible and reliable learning environment,” states John McLeod, Sr. Director of Marketing & Alliances, Desire2Learn. “Our tightly integrated suite of products provides seamless opportunities for creation, delivery and management of engaging learning experiences, allowing users to collaborate around content and courses. We understand and serve the dynamic needs of our clients, providing the pedagogical and technological expertise and business experience necessary to address their requirements. With the Desire2Learn Learning Suite, the opportunities for innovative learning are limitless.”

Desire2Learn is also honored to sponsor the keynote presentation by Danah Boyd, a Social Scientist from Microsoft. Her presentation, Privacy in an Era of Social Media, will be from 10:30-11:30 am on Thursday, October 20 in Ballroom A/B and to co-host the “We the (Party) People” evening event being held at the National Constitution Center.

While at the Desire2Learn booth, attendees are invited to demo the full slate of Desire2Learn products, watch presentations, and take a turn at constructing a giant molecule puzzle! Throughout the conference, the “Spot the Molecule” contest will be running and draws will occur on October 19 and October 20 for a variety of prizes. Be sure to drop by booth #727 on the conference show floor to find out more.

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, 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:, 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
Twitter: @Desire2Learn