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Posted April 12, 2012

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Technology

Major Enhancements in Usability and Personalization with Desire2Learn Learning Suite 10

Kitchener-Waterloo - Desire2Learn announced the upcoming release of Desire2Learn Learning Suite 10, its most advanced, personalized, easy to use, and engaging platform to date.

Desire2Learn Learning Suite 10 combines the industry's most sophisticated, feature-rich, and flexible learning environment, with the simplest, most intuitive and engaging experience yet. Building on the core strengths of the platform, this latest release enables educators to take learning to the next level while delivering an enjoyable and user-friendly experience for instructors and learners.

"The Desire2Learn Learning Suite 10 is our next generation learning platform that is generating a great deal of excitement with our clients and partners," remarks John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2learn. "We are delivering a learner-centric system that incorporates years of research and development with hundreds of our clients. We are leveraging the most modern technology combined with the best teaching and learning practices to have a dramatic impact on the learning experience at all stages of education, in careers, and beyond. This release is focused on making the experience more engaging, inspiring, and addressing the unique needs of each learner, lifelong."

Included among the most exciting developments in Desire2Learn Learning Suite 10:

Engaging User Interface – With a new navigation minibar, streamlined navigation, and an elegant new layout, users are provided with an easy-to-use, engaging interface that enables instructors and learners to create and engage with courses quickly and effortlessly.
Personalized User Experience – Provides immediate access to resources where and when it is needed based on the individual preferences of the learner and personalized learning paths. Learners and instructors can tailor the Desire2Learn Learning Environment based on their own preferences for navigation, communication, notifications, calendar integrations, and more.
Support for Advanced, Sophisticated Assessment – Enables key learning insights and tracking for advanced assessments including enhancements to the competency/learning objectives structure, and advanced analytics for learner success and retention. It also enables instructors to use assessment data in a meaningful way to create custom learning paths for students.
Extensible and Mature Next Generation Learning Platform – Enables clients and partners to easily create unique learning experiences by integrating best of breed technology from around campus and the web. A tremendous number of students are engaging with Desire2Learn Edge Challenge – where they can express their ideas for improving learning by building applications or pitching their ideas.

"This latest iteration of Desire2Learn Learning Suite presents a huge advancement in the user interface and in the streamlining of tool configurations," remarks Andrew Connery, Instructional Technologist, Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology. "In many ways it looks and feels like a brand new platform, but one that includes all that was powerful in the earlier releases. I anticipate that this release will be very welcomed by all our users. Students will respond immediately to the improved look and feel and navigational streamlining; faculty will appreciate the improvements to general workflow and the evolutionary changes and additions to the toolset."

Desire2Learn's core strengths of flexibility and dedicated client support continue to be reflected in this latest release, as Desire2Learn Learning Suite 10 is the result of ongoing client communication, and a continued commitment to research and development and the changing needs of educators and organizations around the world.



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