Oklahoma State University has selected a solution from Desire2Learn to replace WebCT & Blackboard, and provide 10,000 online courses to 30,000 students campus wide
Desire2Learn, a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions announced today that the Oklahoma State University has selected Desire2Learn’s Learning Environment to provide over 10,000 courses to 30,000 students institution wide.
In early December 2005, the Oklahoma State University created a Course Management System (CMS) task force, who were charged with selecting an innovative single course management system that would replace the existing platform. After a thorough evaluation including a number of vendors, Desire2Learn’s Learning Environment was selected as the Course Management System of choice amongst Oklahoma State University’s task force, faculty and students.
“Desire2Learn had an extensive array of tools and functionality that met or exceeded all the needs of our administration, instructors and students for today and the future,” insists Samantha Krawczyk, Information Technology Manager at Oklahoma State University. “However, what really set Desire2Learn apart from the incumbent was that Desire2Learn truly believes in developing tools to drive pedagogy. It is this focus on enhancing teaching and learning as well as meeting client requirements that is extremely important to us.”
The CMS task force was impressed by Desire2Learn’s robust features, such as its fully functional email system, gradebook, importing and exporting capabilities, ease of use and its user friendly interface. Faculty and instructors were thoroughly amazed at how easy it was to develop a course and focus on teaching rather than administration.
Desire2Learn’s Learning Environment will be available for faculty to learn to use this fall and the changeover of 10,000 WebCT & Blackboard courses will be completed for January 2007. “We are delighted that the Oklahoma State University selected Desire2Learn as its learning environment, and we look forward to supporting the overall quality of the education experience across the University,” states John Baker, Desire2Learn President & CEO. “The Oklahoma State University has impressive plans for eLearning and the use of our teaching and learning technology and we are excited to be assisting them in achieving their vision.”
About Desire2Learn Inc.
Desire2Learn, Inc. is a world-leading provider of mission-critical enterprise learning solutions that empower academic organizations to build teaching and learning environments to reflect their vision and goals. Desire2Learn clients include colleges, universities, schools, as well as associations and other leading organizations. There are more than 4 million users of the Desire2Learn enterprise eLearning technology worldwide. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn is headquartered in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. For more information, please visit: http://www.Desire2Learn.com
About Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University is a multi-campus public land grant educational system that improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. The instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, technical, extension, and continuing education informed by scholarship and research. The research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its application. http://www.okstate.edu
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