Innovative ePortfolio and Analytics Tools Paired with Intuitive Interface Make Desire2Learn Learning Suite Natural Choice for Urban Public University
D2L Ltd. (“Desire2Learn”), a leader in providing innovative learning solutions, today announced that Northeastern Illinois University has chosen Desire2Learn Learning Suite as the primary platform for its blended learning environment. The institution is currently scheduled to migrate all of its courses to the Desire2Learn environment by the Fall 2013 semester.
Northeastern Illinois University is an urban commuter school with a diverse student population. In addition to traditional-aged college students, many students are mature and have significant family or work responsibilities outside of the classroom. The student population at Northeastern Illinois University presents challenges that technology such as the Desire2Learn Learning Suite can help address. Desire2Learn ePortfolio is a powerful user-centered application that allows learners to store, organize, reflect on and share items that are integral to their learning experience. Northeastern Illinois University students may include documents, graphics, audio files, presentations and more within their ePortfolios to ensure that knowledge, achievements, and reflections with advisors, employers, or peers are never more than a few clicks away.
“Desire2Learn will allow our faculty to incorporate more technology into the curriculum, leveraging Web 2.0, social media and mobile devices.” said Edmund Hansen, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Northeastern Illinois University. “We believe that Desire2Learn also will provide intuitive, powerful tools to help address the diverse learning needs of our students, allowing more flexibility and access, which will help them complete their academic programs.”
Assessment of student learning is at the heart of institutional effectiveness. Desire2Learn Analytics will provide Northeastern Illinois University with a powerful set of tools and comparative statistics for tracking, analyzing, and assessing student achievement over time and making data-driven decisions to guide the evolution of the student curriculum. Data can be accessed in a user-friendly environment that is easy to use and actionable.
“Northeastern Illinois University is a wonderful example of an organization that understands the impact of delivering a powerful personalized student experience,” said Desire2Learn President John Baker. “Desire2Learn Learning Suite will provide Northeastern Illinois University faculty with simple, yet powerful tools that heighten classroom engagement and drive student success.”
About Northeastern Illinois University
Northeastern Illinois University is a fully accredited public university serving more than 11,000 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago metropolitan area. NEIU engages its diverse campus community in a rich environment of teaching, learning and scholarship. Northeastern Illinois University offers more than 80 academic programs in the arts, sciences, education and business, and it is the only public, four-year university in the Midwest federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.