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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

The Ohio State University Selects the Desire2Learn Learning Platform Institution-Wide

Press Release

Institution seeks academic enterprise system to improve teaching and learning.

Desire2Learn Inc., a world-leading provider of enterprise learning systems, today announced that The Ohio State University, the nation’s premier research institution, has selected the Desire2Learn Learning Platform, to be used to compliment traditional on-campus and distance education courses institution-wide for over 58,000 students and over 35,000 employees.  The decision follows an extensive and in-depth evaluation period of competitive eLearning platforms.

The university will replace its existing learning management system with the Desire2Learn Learning Platform, a complete suite of easy-to-use teaching and learning tools for course development, delivery, assessment, communication, learning management, and much more.  The agreement also includes the Desire2Learn Learning Object Repository (LOR), an integrated standards-based learning object repository enabling the storing, sharing and tracking of learning objects and educational material within and/or across different departments and campuses.

Seventy-seven percent of all Ohio State students, across 6 campuses, use the current course management system.  That percentage is expected to increase with the implementation of the Desire2Learn system beginning summer 2005.

“The Ohio State University has invested significant energy in identifying the most suitable technology for their eLearning initiatives,” said John Baker, Desire2Learn President and CEO.  “It is our belief that our e-Learning Platform will enable the university to lead the way in delivering the best possible learning experience for their students.  We are excited to be working with the university, and look forward to helping them achieve their vision for teaching and learning.”

About Desire2Learn Inc.

Desire2Learn, Inc. is a world-leading provider of enterprise learning systems that empower education organizations to build teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision and objectives.  Desire2Learn clients include colleges, universities, schools, as well as associations and other leading organizations.  There are more than two million users of the Desire2Learn enterprise eLearning technology worldwide.  Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn is headquartered in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.  For more information, please visit: www.Desire2Learn.com.

About the Ohio State University

The Ohio State University, located in Columbus, Ohio, is one of America’s leading comprehensive teaching and research universities.  Nationally and internationally recognized, Ohio State offers more than 174 undergraduate majors, 111 graduate programs, and more than 93 professional programs through its 19 academic colleges and schools; regional campuses in Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark, and Wooster; and extension services in Ohio’s 88 counties.

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Jacqueline Chioreanu
PR/Media Contact

Desire2Learn Inc.
Jacqueline.Chioreanu@
Desire2Learn.com

(519) 772-0325

Cathy Bindewald
Office of the Chief Information
Officer
The Ohio State University
bindewald.2@
osu.edu

(614) 247-6980