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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Successful Desire2Learn XOXO Program to Continue in 2009

Desire2Learn continues support of One Laptop Per Child Program through XOXO Initiative

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, successfully kicked-off the 2009 XOXO campaign at FETC 2009, the annual technology conference for K-12 audiences in Orlando, Florida, January 21-24, 2009.

Along with several Desire2Learn Select Partners, including Elluminate, Inc. and Respondus, Desire2Learn has set a goal of raising sufficient funds to support the purchase of a hundred XO laptops for the One Laptop Per Child Program. This translates into multiple classrooms being equipped with laptops to support the eLearning needs of students in underprivileged areas throughout the world.

The highly successful XOXO program was launched in the Fall of 2008 with enough funds raised initially to equip an entire classroom with XO laptops. In addition to providing funds for laptop purchases through the XOXO initiative, Desire2Learn is raising awareness of the One Laptop Per Child program at venues all over North America.

“Desire2Learn is excited to once again be spearheading this very worthwhile endeavour,” said John McLeod, Director of Marketing, Desire2Learn. “Along with the support and participation of several of our partners, we will carry out the XOXO Program at many of the trade shows and conferences in which we participate this year. Attendees will be able to join in, directly influencing the educational experiences of children, simply by visiting the Desire2Learn and partner booths.”

About Desire2Learn Incorporated

Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than five million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. For more information, visit: www.Desire2Learn.com, call 1.888.772.0325 or 1.519.772.0325.

About One Laptop Per Child

One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is a non-profit organization founded to create educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.

The goal is to provide children around the world with a window into the world and a tool with which to think. The XO laptop is a wonderful way for children to learn learning through independent interaction and exploration.

People interested in getting involved with OLPC can visit http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Participate

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John McLeod
Director of Marketing
Desire2Learn Incorporated
519.772.0325 ext. 378
PR@Desire2Learn.com