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The University of Tasmania Adopts Desire2Learn Learning Suite

Press Release

The University of Tasmania selects Desire2Learn Learning Suite as their new Learning Management System (LMS) including Australian-based hosting

Desire2Learn Australia PTY LTD., a member of the Desire2Learn family of companies (“Desire2Learn“), today announced that the University of Tasmania (UTAS) will be implementing Desire2Learn Learning Environment and Desire2Learn Learning Repository.

“The MyLO (MyLearning Online) 2012 Project is a major change management project to improve learning and teaching at UTAS. In choosing Desire2Learn as the provider for our new Learning Management System (LMS) we will be working with technology that supports leading-edge academic innovation and the highest quality learning and teaching processes and outcomes,” says Bronwyn Davies, MyLO 2012 Project Leader, UTAS.

The University of Tasmania currently has over 26,000 students spread over three campuses in Tasmania, a number of specialty campuses and research facilities across the state and Australia and in numerous locations throughout Asia, the Middle East and around the world. Currently providing over 2,500 units online each year, UTAS in collaboration with Desire2Learn, looks forward to increasing this number as the LMS is deployed.

“As a result of this partnership, we expect to greatly enhance learning and teaching at UTAS by providing an online learning and teaching environment that is robust and reliable, intuitive to use and that integrates seamlessly with current services,” says Professor David Sadler, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students and Education), UTAS.

“We are delighted to be partnering with UTAS as they expand their teaching and learning offerings,” states John Baker, President, Desire2Learn Australia PTY Ltd. “UTAS’s focus on providing contemporary and connected education for their students perfectly compliments Desire2Learn and our capability to provide the latest technology in an engaging and enriching online experience.”

John Baker, President, Desire2Learn Australia PTY Ltd. will be available to meet with media representatives. For more information, or to arrange for an interview, please contact Marika Thomson on 0429 610 677 or

About The University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is an international university based in Tasmania. The University was founded by an Act of the Tasmanian Parliament on 1 January 1890, and as the fourth oldest university in Australia is an original ‘sandstone’ university.

UTAS is committed to the creation, preservation, communication and application of knowledge, as well as excellence in all teaching, research and scholarly activities. Research is integral to the identity and sense of purpose of the university. UTAS is ranked in the top 10 research universities in Australia.

At UTAS, far-reaching educational, cultural and economic contributions are made to Tasmania and the world. While a strong and distinctive Tasmanian identity is maintained, programs and research are international in scope, vision and standards. The UTAS family includes around 50,000 graduates who are now scattered across the globe.

About Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn Australia PTY Ltd. is a subsidiary of Desire2Learn Incorporated, a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, goals, and branding. Desire2Learn Incorporated support more than six million learners worldwide. Clients include higher education, K-12, and healthcare, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn has personnel in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. For more information, visit:, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), +44 808.234.4235 (U.K. and Europe), 0.800.452.069 (New Zealand) and 1.800.656.210 (Australia).

Press Contacts:

John McLeod
Vice-President, Marketing, Desire2Learn
Twitter: @Desire2Learn