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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

DND and Desire2Learn Win 2007 Training Excellence Award

Press Release

DND Learn and Desire2Learn receive Gold in Canadian Award for Training Excellence

Desire2Learn Inc., a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, today announced that it, along with the Canadian Defence Academy’s DND Learn Team and Learning Technology Innovation Cell (a transformation agent with the Department of National Defence) was awarded a Gold medal in the Canadian Society of Training and Development (CSTD) Awards for Training Excellence. The awards honour innovative, Canadian-developed learning products and programs.

Powered by the Desire2Learn Learning Environment, the “Heavy Equipment Operator Maintenance Course” replaced 11 days of classroom delivered, knowledge based, theory to students prior to commencing their infield practical training. The highly interactive course resulted in reduced training time enabling students to remain at their home units two weeks longer than the previous face-to-face model. Additionally the program increased learning through the delivery of an interactive and engaging course, and lowered training costs while increasing performance. The award-winning course was developed by the Canadian Forces Support Training Group’s Learning Technology and Innovation Cell with the assistance of the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering.

Additional information about the program can be found at the CSTD website ( Winners were announced Monday evening, December 3, at the annual President’s Dinner at the CSTD Annual Conference held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

Desire2Learn is honoured to be a part of providing the innovative technology solution recognized through the DND award. To learn more about partnering with Desire2Learn, please visit:

“This is a significant accomplishment and illustrates that DND/CF is a leader in the eLearning industry, stated John Baker, Desire2Learn President and CEO. This prestigious award, presented by Canada’s national association for workplace learning and performance practitioners, validates the DND approach to professional training and development.”

About Desire2Learn Inc.

Desire2Learn Inc. 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 supports over four million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government, and other leading organizations. For more information, visit: or call 1.888.772.0325.

About CSTD

CSTD (Canadian Society for Training and Development) is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to the profession of training, workplace learning and human resources development.

With over 2,000 current members, CSTD is the largest association in Canada dedicated to the profession of training and human resources development. Governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, CSTD is currently celebrating its 60th year.


For information, contact:

Jacqueline Chioreanu
Marketing Specialist
Desire2Learn Inc.
(519) 772-0325 ext. 365
[email protected]