Springfield College Will Migrate from Moodle to Brightspace to Deliver a Dynamic, Personalized Learning Experience while Enhancing Faculty Productivity
D2L’s momentum continues, as Springfield College becomes the latest learning institution to select the company’s Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) to provide a more engaging and personalized learning experience for students. Springfield College, founded 1885, is famous worldwide as the birthplace of the game of basketball, created in 1891 by a physical education professor at the school.
The College’s goal was to identify an easy, flexible and smart cloud-based LMS that delivers a consistent experience and world-class support to its faculty and students while enhancing faculty productivity and integrating with existing tools. To accomplish this, Springfield College will be deploying Brightspace to all of the College’s approximately 5000 students both on campus and throughout the country. D2L will be providing 24/7/365 support to ensure both instructors and students are successful.
In addition, the platform’s reporting and analytic features will eliminate the burden of manual and time-consuming course reviews and provide instructors with the time they need to pursue new pedagogical models. Using a single platform provides a more efficient and effective platform for professional development, staff training and course delivery.
About 25 percent of students are part of the School of Professional and Continuing Studies. The school provides accessible higher education for adult learners, many of whom are over 50 and come from underserved, economically disadvantaged communities. All students participate in service learning projects, where they learn leadership skills and tackle pressing community issues. In turn, the school’s students and graduates have an exponential effect on the people they serve and communities in which they live and work.
“We were looking for an LMS that anyone can use on a cell phone or tablet, without compromising the experience for students without access to a computer. Brightspace’s support for responsive design made it possible. Brightspace opens the door for innovation by faculty while enhancing productivity and providing an improved, more consistent teaching and learning experience,” stated John A. Eisler, Ph.D., Dean of Springfield College. “In addition, D2L’s support is without compare. The implementation team has demonstrated that D2L is as invested in our success as we are.”
The College, which also evaluated Instructure’s Canvas, will begin implementing Brightspace this September. As a result, Springfield College will provide a modern learning environment for the 21st century learner while also making it easy for instructors to utilize an easy, flexible and smart platform without feeling intimidated by technology.
“D2L and Springfield College share the belief that learners thrive in a modern and engaging environment and that is the type of experience that Brightspace delivers,” said John Baker, CEO of D2L. “We are proud to partner with Springfield to help them reach every learner and impact their community.”
In just the last few months, D2L has announced a range of global learning institutions and enterprises that have selected Brightspace to transform learning, including: The West Bridgford School, Ashworth College, CEIPA Business School, Instituto ABCD of Brazil, Bournemouth University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Universidad Iberoamericana, Loyola Marymount, St. Catherine University and DePaul University, COLDINSQUI, Universidad EAFIT, and others.
D2L’s Brightspace is a digital learning platform that helps schools and institutions deliver personalized learning experiences in a classroom or online to people anywhere in the world. Created for the digital learner, Brightspace is cloud-based, runs on mobile devices, and offers rich multimedia to increase engagement, productivity and knowledge retention. The platform makes it easy to design courses, create content, and grade assignments, giving instructors more time to focus on what’s most important – greater teaching and learning. At the same time, analytics reports track and deliver insights into the performance levels of departments, courses, or individuals. 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 ranked D2L as a ‘Leader’ in 2017 Aragon Research Globe for Corporate Learning and included Brightspace in its highly coveted Hot Vendors In Learning list.
D2L is the software leader that makes the learning experience better. The company’s cloud-based platform is easier to use, more flexible, and smart. With Brightspace, companies can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results. The company is a world leader in learning analytics: its platform predicts learner performance so that companies can act in real-time to keep employees on track. Brightspace is used by learners in higher education, K-12, and the enterprise sector, including the Fortune 1000. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore. www.D2L.com
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