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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Developers Invited to Build New Educational Apps as Part of Desire2Learn Edge Challenge

Press Release

Open to students and professional developers alike, Desire2Learn Edge Challenge 2012 compels entrants to improve the lives of teachers, students, and administrators

Desire2Learn Incorporated (“Desire2Learn”), a leading provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms, today announced the launch of Edge Challenge 2012 – a competition that challenges developers and students aspiring to be developers to shape the future of education by building apps that improve the experience of teachers, students, and administrators.

The Desire2Learn Edge Challenge 2012 revolves around the theme of “Create and Collaborate” and invites teams of up to five individuals to create a working software solution on a mobile web platform to illustrate an innovative approach to creating or collaborating within an active learning experience. The grand prize winning team will receive a cash prize of $25,000, and the opportunity for two team members and a team mentor to travel to San Diego, California to attend FUSION 2012, Desire2Learn’s Annual Users’ conference. The winners will also have the opportunity to present their prototype to eLearning leaders at FUSION during a one-hour demo, and question and answer period.

“Education is at its best when learners pool their collective talents to reach a common goal,” remarks John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “We envision the Desire2Learn Edge Challenge acting as an outlet for developers’ unlimited creativity and innovation. It is also an opportunity for educators to gain access to even more transformative tools that will make their jobs easier on a daily basis. This is really about building something that matters’ to students and instructors.”

Interested teams can register now at http://desire2learn.com/edgechallenge/registration/. Submissions must be received by April 30th, 2012, consisting of the app itself as well as a short video demonstrating it in use. A short list will be determined by May 12th, and a team of eLearning leaders will determine the grand prize winner by June 1st.

For full terms and conditions, visit http://desire2learn.com/edgechallenge/terms/, and for more information, contact D2LEdgeChallenge@Desire2Learn.com or visit the contest site at http://desire2learn.com/edgechallenge/

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 eight 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, Australia and Singapore. For more information, visit: www.Desire2Learn.com, 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).

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Press Contacts:

John McLeod
Vice-President, Marketing, Desire2Learn
519.772.0325
PR@Desire2Learn.com
Twitter: @Desire2Learn