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  • Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana State University at Alexandria Adopts Desire2Learn to Improve Student Success

Desire2Learn assists student learning with intuitive learning environment and enables faculty to deliver engaging courses.

Desire2Learn Inc., a world-leading provider of mission-critical enterprise learning systems, today announced that Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA), a public four-year degree granting university committed to maintaining academic excellence, has selected Desire2Learn, for the institution’s campus-wide use of eLearning technology.   More than 3,300 students, faculty and staff have access to the Desire2Learn system.

In August 2004, the university replaced its previous learning management system campus-wide with the Desire2Learn Learning Platform, a complete suite of easy-to-use teaching and learning tools for course development, delivery, assessment, communication, learning management and much more.  The Desire2Learn system offers complete flexibility and has development tools that provide faculty and staff the ability to customize their courses to match the way in which they teach. The system also allows instructors to reuse materials from semester to semester, and to take advantage of publisher content.

Louisiana State University at Alexandria offers a wide range of educational programs, including nursing, radiologic technology, criminal justice, business, elementary education, clinical laboratory science, general studies and much more.  The university has been serving central Louisiana for 45 years and changed to four-year status in 2002.

The LSUA agreement also includes the Desire2Learn Learning Object Repository (LOR), an easy-to-use fully integrated standards-based learning object repository enabling the storing, sharing and tracking of learning objects, which seamlessly integrates with the Desire2Learn Learning Platform.  The D2L LOR will enable faculty and staff at Louisiana State University to effectively capture, reuse and manage content across multiple programs, courses, sections and even across the entire organisation.  Costs associated with development, delivery and management of the learning environment can be significantly reduced, while improving the satisfaction for students, faculty and administrators.

“LSUA students like the D2L platform: it provides an excellent experience for our students. The user-friendly interface allows our instructors to create course sites where students can quickly become comfortable and proficient with our eLearning system,” said Teresa Seymour, director of Educational Technology in Information and Educational Technology Services at Louisiana State University at Alexandria.

“We congratulate Louisiana State University at Alexandria for achieving their four-year degree granting status and for the opportunity to showcase the next generation of learning technology in the State of Louisiana,” said Daryl Hemingway, Desire2Learn VP Global Business Development.  “We believe our comprehensive technology and service solution will help LSUA students, faculty and administrators achieve their academic and administrative goals.”

About Desire2Learn Inc.

Desire2Learn, Inc. is a world-leading provider of mission-critical enterprise learning systems that empower education organizations to build teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision and objectives.  Desire2Learn clients include colleges, universities, schools, and other education providers, as well as associations, and other leading organizations.  There are more than 2 million users of the Desire2Learn enterprise eLearning technology worldwide.  Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn is headquartered in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.

For more information, please visit: www.Desire2Learn.com

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Jacqueline Chioreanu
Desire2Learn Inc.
(519) 772-0325
Jacqueline.Chioreanu@
Desire2Learn.com
Melissa LaBorde
LSUA
(318) 473-6472
mlaborde@lsua.edu