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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

PBS TeacherLine Selects the Desire2Learn Learning Platform

PBS TeacherLine chooses Desire2Learn to provide eLearning courses to over 10,000 teachers across the United States.

Desire2Learn Inc., a world-leading provider of enterprise learning systems, today announced that PBS TeacherLine has selected Desire2Learn Learning Platform to offer online professional development to 10,000 PreK-12 teachers across the United States.  The decision follows an extensive and in-depth evaluation period of competitive eLearning platforms.

“Desire2learn is delighted to be working with PBS TeacherLine and all their member stations and local education agencies to deliver this outstanding online professional development program,” states John Baker, Desire2Learn President and CEO.  “We allow our clients to create a highly scalable, and rich learning environment that best suits their vision for teaching and learning.  We look forward to helping PBS TeacherLine continue its growth.”

PBS TeacherLine will replace its existing Learning Management System with the Desire2Learn Learning Platform.  PBS Teacherline was looking for a company with strong customer support and service, and for a system that would be very reliable, and could create the best possible learning experience for its 10,000 users.  Courses offered using Desire2Learn provide teachers flexibility of pace, support collaborative learning, and expose learners to rich course content that is aligned to national, state, and local standards.  Ultimately, PBS Teacherline helps teachers meet their professional development goals and make measurable changes in classroom practice and student achievement.  The Desire2Learn Learning Platform provided PBS TeacherLine with the required capabilities; and delivered a complete suite of easy-to-use teaching and learning tools for course development, delivery, assessment, communication, community development, and learning management.

PBS TeacherLine offers more then 90 courses in mathematics, reading/language arts, science, instructional technology, and instructional strategies.  The course offerings are expected to increase with the implementation of the Desire2Learn system.

About Desire2Learn Inc.

Desire2Learn Inc. is a world-leading provider of enterprise learning systems that empower education providers to build teaching and learning environments that reflect their values, goals, objectives, pedagogical approaches, branding and vision.  Desire2Learn clients include primary and secondary schools, higher education, as well as associations, government, and other leading organizations.  There are well over three 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 PBS TeacherLine

PBS TeacherLine, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, is committed to helping PreK-12 teachers acquire the skills they need to prepare students for a successful future.  TeacherLine provides online professional development through facilitated courses, a supportive learning community, and exemplary Internet-based resources.  They offer more than 90 standards-based courses in mathematics, reading/language arts, science, instructional technology, and instructional strategies.

PBS TeacherLine is made available to educators across the country through partnerships with member stations and local education agencies.  For more information, please visit http://teacherline.pbs.org.

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