D2L, a global learning technology leader, announces that Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City and Tijuana, has selected its Brightspace learning management system (LMS) to reach every learner of the school’s 12,200 students.
Universidad Iberoamericana has 2078 teachers and 544 instructors in continuous education, and launched Brightspace in January 2017 at its Mexico City campus. Today with Brightspace, the school offers a more modern and engaging experience to their students: “There has been a positive response as Brightspace offers seamless browsing, an intuitive interface, can link external applications easily and enables personalized follow up with students. It provides a better learning experience,” said Ana Maria Berruecos, Distance Education Director of Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City – Tijuana campuses.
At the end of October 2016, the first stage of training on Brightspace began. Blended, online and micro courses were provided, and within seven weeks close to 1,000 teachers were trained and 700 diplomas were granted certifying proficiency in the use of the platform. The Distance Education Department created and made available for teachers and students learning materials, including digital education and tutorials online.
Learners at Universidad Iberoamericana are also using Brightspace Pulse, an easy-to-use mobile app that gives them exactly what they need to stay on top of their work. With one quick view, learners can visualize their workload, stay on top of deadlines, keep up with discussions and read all their course notifications, including new grades. Students can also view content for their courses and complete their work on their mobile device.
The university plans a second phase of training for teachers throughout the first semester of the year. Approximately 15,000 Brightspace licences and approximately 5,500 virtual classes have been opened this semester.
“We thank the management and academic departments of the university and D2L for the constant support, as well as teachers for their good disposition during this transformation. We are creating a community around Brightspace and we hope to grow it with a common mission: quality education to face the challenges and demands of the XXI century,” Ana Maria Berruecos said.
ABOUT UNIVERSIDAD IBEROAMERICANA
IBERO is a higher education institution that has reached International leadership due to its dedication to form leading, competent and engaged professionals for more than 70 years.
Trusted to the Company of Jesus, IBERO has educated the men and women that Mexico needs. Its educational leadership has gone beyond the classrooms and has placed it as one of the best private universities nationally and internationally.
Academic excellence, emotional maturity, and ethical responsibility are just some of the characteristics of the educational model that forms professionals who continue being part of IBERO’s educational project after graduation. These professionals show daily our principles: academic leadership and social engagement.
D2L’s Brightspace is a learning management system (LMS) that helps schools and institutions deliver personalized learning 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, the Fosway Group recognized Brightspace on its 9-Grid™ Analysis for corporate buyers of HR, talent and learning solutions in the EMEA market. Aragon Research included Brightspace in its highly-coveted Hot Vendors In Learning list. www.D2L.com/brightspace.
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 organizations can take action in real-time to keep learners 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/brightspace.
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