Tens of Thousands of K-12 Educators to Use Brightspace for Professional Learning
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) — an organization serving teachers, administrators, staff and educators worldwide — has chosen D2L’s Brightspace as the Learning Management System (LMS) for ISTE U. ISTE U offers online courses on digital citizenship, computational thinking, artificial intelligence, personalized learning and more.
“We are excited to partner with D2L as a solid foundation to bring ISTE U to our members,” said ISTE CEO, Richard Culatta. “We spent quite a bit of time assessing and planning the development of ISTE U. Brightspace stood out as a nimble partner that could innovate with us to provide unique, high-quality professional learning experiences for educators.”
ISTE’s membership is engaged in year-round learning and the organization expects that, through ISTE U, tens of thousands of educators will be learning in the Brightspace platform in the near future.
ISTE sets standards and best practices for using educational technology in learning from kindergarten through university in countries all over the world through their ISTE Standards for learning, teaching and leading with technology. They are well-known for the annual ISTE Conference and Expo, which is a must-attend event for people interested in educational technology. They also supply professional learning resources for their members through their learning portal— and this is what drew them to D2L.
“We’re incredibly pleased that ISTE U – which serves tens of thousands of educators in K-12 across North America — will be powered by D2L,” said Jeremy Auger, Chief Strategy Officer for D2L. “We’re looking forward not only to introducing so many leading educators to Brightspace, but also partnering with them, learning from them and working to create an even stronger platform in the future.”
More information about learning opportunities with ISTE can be found here: https://www.iste.org/learn/professional-learning
- ISTE’s mission is to “inspire educators worldwide to use technology to innovate teaching and learning, accelerate good practice and solve tough problems in education by providing community, knowledge and the ISTE Standards, a framework for rethinking education and empowering learners.”
- ISTE has several corporate members, including: Adobe, Apple, BrainPOP, Canon U.S.A., CDW-G, Dell, Google, LEGO Education, Microsoft, SMART Technologies, D2L and more.
Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform that makes online and blended learning easy, flexible and smart. Brightspace is a quantum leap beyond traditional Learning Management Systems (LMS) – it is easy to drag-and-drop content to create engaging courses, supports all mobile devices, has industry-leading up-time and is accessible for all learners. Plus, Brightspace enables the future of learning with a gaming engine, adaptive learning, video management, intelligent agents, templated interactives for course design, full support for outcomes or competency-based learning, and actionable learning analytics.
D2L’s Brightspace was recently named the #1 LMS in Higher Ed by Ovum Research and #1 in Adaptive Learning by eLearning Magazine. In addition, Aragon Research included D2L in its highly coveted Hot Vendors In Learning list.
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