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Desire2Learn Recognizes 2010 Desire2EXCEL Award Winners in Special Ceremonies

Press Release

Individuals in the Desire2Learn User Community honored for outstanding achievements, collaboration, innovation and impact

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, announced and honored the winners of its 2010 Desire2EXCEL Award program during FUSION 2010. The program encourages development and sharing of best practices using Desire2Learn® Learning Suite. The awards recognize users of Desire2Learn products who have demonstrated leadership, teamwork, originality and influence in the education community.

Four awards, in the categories of Collaboration, Innovation, and Impact, were handed out at the Desire2EXCEL Award Presentations held during FUSION – Architects of Education, the annual Desire2Learn Users’ Conference which is focused on best practices and innovative breakthroughs in eLearning.

Vicki McGarvey and Anna Armstrong of Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, U.K. were winners in the Collaboration category.

In the Innovation category, there were two award recipients: David Chatham and Frank Vazquez of CCCOnline, Colorado and Laura Sturgis, York Technical College, South Carolina.

The Impact award was presented to Kathy Christoph, Jeanne Blochwitz, Peter Mann, and Learn@UW of the University of Wisconsin system.

“Each year, our global user community amazes and impresses us with the outstanding demonstration of creativity, innovation and the caliber of their award submissions in the Desire2EXCEL nomination process,” said John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “The Desire2EXCEL Awards Committee, comprised of a cross-section of clients, conducted extensive reviews before selecting the winners from the pool of international nominees. These award recipients have excelled in their respective areas and offered ways to use Desire2Learn products and services in ways that creatively enhance learning outcomes at their respective organizations. They are truly leaders who think in innovative new ways to accomplish their respective goals.”

The conference was held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile where 700 members of the global eLearning community convened.

About Desire2Learn Incorporated

Desire2Learn comprises Desire2Learn Incorporated and its subsidiaries. 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), +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 Incorporated
Twitter: @Desire2Learn