2014 NASCIO IT Recognition Award Winner’s Implementation of Brightspace Significantly Increased Graduation Rates of Students Obtaining Degrees or Certificates
D2L—the EdTech company that created Brightspace, the world’s first truly integrated learning platform (ILP)—today announced that the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) was selected as a winner in the 2014 IT Recognition Awards program, sponsored by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). USG was recognized for its successful GeorgiaVIEW D2L learning management system (LMS), used by more than 310,000 students as a central online location to access education materials, collaborate with other students and engage with educators. USG’s implementation has helped the university system improve the overall learning experience and increase the graduation rate 5.1 points over the previous two years.
Since 2011, USG and D2L have worked together on transforming the way the state’s university system meets the needs of its students. With its Brightspace-powered GeorgiaVIEW D2L LMS, which achieves more than 250,000 logins and over 50 million hits daily, educators have the ability to use today’s innovative education models and technologies, such as flipped classrooms, blended learning, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), gamification and predictive analytics to improve student performance.
With its previous LMS, USG had to conduct retrospectives with students who already failed or dropped out of college, looking through massive amounts of data to pinpoint the underlying reasons for student failure. With Brightspace’s analytics technology, USG instructors and staff can now intervene with students in real-time, providing the support necessary to enable greater student success.
“It really was a collaborative effort between D2L, our strategic partner, and USG institutions, faculty and staff – all focused on transforming education and shattering some of the boundaries around student learning,” said Dr. Curtis Carver, Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer at USG. “These new tools enhance faculty student interaction that leads to student success.”
“Technology-enabled learning environments can help break down barriers to accessing the highest quality learning experiences, enhancing student engagement and improving overall graduation rates,” said John Baker, President and CEO of D2L. “Students learn in different ways and by readily embracing new educational approaches and innovations, educators at USG are giving students every opportunity to achieve success.”
Additional benefits of the GeorgiaVIEW D2L LMS include:
• Moving educational institutions to a single LMS eliminated disparate offerings, making it easier for students to transfer between educational institutions.
• Students and faculty have free access to explore their courses and content with mobile devices that use Android™, iOS or Windows® operating systems.
• Faculty have created more than 42 terabytes of education content on the GeorgiaVIEW D2L LMS.