Brightspace chosen to help Texas A&M AgriLife to deliver quality training to Texas communities
Global learning technology leader D2L today announced that Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, a huge network of postsecondary educators in communities all across Texas, will be using the Brightspace platform to reach learners in every corner of the state.
“While we’ve gained some success in online learning over the years, the D2L platform allows us to combine our online learning into one, seamless system that will improve user experience and allow us to reach a broader audience,” said Parr Rosson, interim director of AgriLife Extension. “We saw the value of e-learning and the value of multiplying our efforts at an agency-wide level instead of having pockets of success in different parts of the state. That, ultimately, led us to Brightspace.”
For Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, the Brightspace platform stood out among other learning management systems (LMSes) because it can be implemented quickly, provides a great user experience and met the strong regulatory requirements of the state.
“For us, the goal has always been access to education — to bring the very best content right to people across Texas. Our model for doing that — a community-based approach — has stayed the same for more than 100 years.” said Rosson. “Now we will be able to amplify our impact by taking the geographic boundaries and the time boundaries away from this content and really offering it to everyone who needs it. And we’re thrilled that D2L is working with us to do that.”
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is a vast network of 250 county Extension offices
- There are some 900 professional educators delivering learning through the service
- The expertise provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is available to every resident in every Texas county.
Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform that makes online and blended learning easy, flexible and smart. Brightspace is a quantum leap beyond traditional Learning Management Systems (LMS) – it is easy to drag-and-drop content to create engaging courses, supports all mobile devices, has industry-leading up-time and is accessible for all learners. Plus, Brightspace enables the future of learning with a gaming engine, adaptive learning, video management, intelligent agents, templated interactives for course design, full support for outcomes or competency-based learning, and actionable learning analytics.
D2L’s 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 included D2L in its highly coveted Hot Vendors In Learning list.
ABOUT TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency that provides programs, tools, and resources on a local and statewide level that teach people how to improve agriculture and food production, advance health practices, protect the environment, strengthen the economy, and enrich youth. Through a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices, AgriLife Extension addresses the diverse range of contemporary and emerging issues that affect local communities. With 250 county offices serving Texans in all 254 counties, county extension agents serve families, youth, communities and businesses throughout the state. https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu
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