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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Desire2Learn is Clear Market Choice to Achieve eLearning Vision

Desire2Learn restates commitment to providing education community with industry leading products and services. Desire2Learn is designed for institutions within North America and internationally looking for the best teaching and learning environment for th

Blackboard’s (NASDAQ: BBBB) recent announcement, that it is acquiring ANGEL Learning, has caused uncertainty for many institutions in the educational community.

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn) a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, reassures current and potential clients of its intention to remain independent, with absolutely no intention of selling. Desire2Learn just celebrated its 10th anniversary and will continue to provide the best choice for client-focused, innovative online learning and teaching systems over the decades to come.

Desire2Learn’s number one priority has been, and continues to be, its clients. The company is well positioned to continue growth through close relationships with clients and partners. Through talented employees dedicated to improving education, and market leading technology and services, Desire2Learn’s focus remains on educator and student needs.

Desire2Learn will continue with its plans for steady growth. After the merger of these two competitors, Desire2Learn will remain the second largest provider of eLearning technology to educational institutions, and will retain the position as the leading enterprise eLearning technology and service provider with well over 5 million learners worldwide � with clients across North America, the U.K., Europe, Australia, South America and other locations around the world.

“We are not surprised by this latest Blackboard action; we have seen it before with the takeover of WebCT,” stated John Baker, Founder, President & CEO of Desire2Learn. “We value competition and believe that monopolies are unhealthy. We are very interested in engaging ANGEL Learning and other Blackboard clients that are interested in starting a conversation to ensure they are aware of their opportunities.”

Desire2Learn provides:

  • No cost conversion � Desire2Learn is the only technology provider to have a zero cost option for switching courses to the Desire2Learn platform, rapidly and with minimal disruption to faculty and students. Course import, copy and export capabilities make it easy to move content at any point to/from other systems.
  • Industry-leading adoption of open standards and specifications � such as SCORM, IMS, IEEE and others – to ensure interoperability and portability for clients.
  • Client-customization � clients are able to completely tailor the learning environment to reflect their vision, mission, values, look and feel, approach to teaching and learning through the unique ability to create roles, security and organizational structure.
  • Continued commitment � to price stability, lower total cost of ownership and higher return on investment.
  • Responsiveness � to client needs through tremendous, ongoing investment in R&D and collaboration with academic partners. Client success is the number one priority.

From the largest statewide consortium to the smallest campus, leading educational institutions (K-12, Higher Ed) trust Desire2Learn eLearning technology. Many leading educational institutions and systems have made the transition with tremendous success.

“We will always put our clients first and look forward to building even stronger relationships and client satisfaction moving forward,” commented Baker. “This emphasis on our clients is what contributes to the company’s success and will continue to clearly differentiate Desire2Learn from its competitors, particularly in light of this latest development. We invite institutions to email or call us to learn how Desire2Learn can enable them to realize their eLearning visions.”

For more information, to setup a demonstration or meeting, or to speak with a client about how Desire2Learn has assisted them in achieving eLearning success, please visit the Desire2Learn website, call 1.888.772.0325 or 1.519.772.0325 (within North America), +44 1344 872769 or +44 7711 053835 (for the U.K., Europe and Middle East) and +61 412 067 308 (for Australia) or email info@Desire2Learn.com.

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