Good afternoon from Nashville! I’d like to share an exciting announcement and message that I just shared with the attendees of FUSION 2014.
At D2L we believe that progress is about people. It’s about equipping the next generation of inventors, dreamers, and creators to tackle the great challenges and opportunities that we have yet to imagine. It’s why we exist – the belief that fuels our imagination and has led us over the last 15 years to where we are today.
The promise of the next 15 years seems even greater to us. This next era of transformation puts us on a path, together with all of you, that is even more focused on the promise of progress. Simply put, it’s all about the technology that will enable better learning for a brighter future. Tools that enable transparency, flexibility, and responsiveness. Tools that give the freedom to teach – and the freedom to learn, develop, and grow with the world. Tools that offer great insight and support the nuances of every individual’s personal path towards their potential. Because it’s not about “managing” learning – it’s about improving it, evolving it.
As we enter this next era of innovation, we are introducing a new brand to represent the evolution to our integrated learning platform. What we are calling Brightspace. But it’s so much more to us than a name. Brightspace represents our beliefs, purpose and focus on progress at the intersection of technology and learning. It’s not just a tagline but a big idea and vision, an opportunity to educate influencers, a celebration of thought leadership and community, and a clearly defined mission for all of us. Perhaps most importantly, it’s a way to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to going beyond the LMS – and simply managing learning – to helping all of us deliver on the promise of a brighter future by improving learning.
I am so excited by what the future holds for all of us with Brightspace. We have always approached all of you as our partners – understanding it’s about so much more than just product. We know that with the wisdom that comes from your experience and the insights afforded by data, we can truly transform the way the world learns – together.
Empowered by knowledge, powered by technology, we think beyond the present – forward, for a brighter future.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts and I welcome you to join us on this exciting journey!