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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Desire2Learn Launches New Brand for eLearning in K-12

Press Release

Sparks By Desire2Learn offers quick to start, affordable solutions for K-12 environments

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, today announced the launch of its new K-12 brand, Sparks By Desire2Learn™ (Sparks).

By working closely with leading K-12 organizations, Desire2Learn understands what matters most to educators. Sparks offers solutions to provide:

  • Flexible and affordable technology to engage all learners
  • Access for all
  • Personalized learning
  • Student engagement, monitoring and retention
  • Standards-based learning and assessment
  • Academic continuity
  • Intuitive, accessible products

Desire2Learn understands the needs and requirements of schools, having been associated with K-12 environments since the company’s inception. Desire2Learn products and services offer affordable solutions to support 21st century teaching and learning – for today and for the future.

We’re dedicated to building successful relationships with schools and local education authorities worldwide,” states John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. Sparks By Desire2Learn offers everything schools need to establish and grow a leadership role in eLearning. Having Sparks in place enables timely and cost-effective responses by schools to student engagement and retention as well as to maintaining academic continuity when faced with a school closure due to events such as H1N1.”

Sparks brings eLearning opportunities to all sizes of schools and ages of students. For any size budget, Sparks makes it easy to start or expand:

  • eLearning programs
  • Online professional development
  • Digital resources for the classroom
  • Blended or hybrid online courses
  • Credit recovery
  • Academic continuity services
  • Communication between homes, schools and communities

Sparks will be available for implementation as of November 15, 2009. Visit, call 1.888.772.0325 or email for further information.

Stop by the Desire2Learn booth (#16) at the iNACOL Virtual School Symposium (VSS), November 15 – 17 to speak with a Desire2Learn representative and learn more. Staff will be wearing distinctive Sparks t-shirts. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to win great prizes, including a Netbook® and a BlackBerry®, by completing the Sparks word search to be found in their VSS conference bag and dropping it off at the Desire2Learn booth (#16).

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:, 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).


John McLeod
Director of Marketing
Desire2Learn Incorporated
519.772.0325 ext. 378