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March 01, 2017 11:13 ET

D2L to Modernize Education for New Customers in Colombia

Higher education and professional organizations select Brightspace to provide flexible learning options, virtual and mobile capabilities

WATERLOO, ON --(Marketwired - March 01, 2017) - D2L, a global learning technology leader, is proud to announce that a range of customers across Colombia have selected its Brightspace LMS (learning management system). Universities and other institutions in South America's second-most populous country are opting for Brightspace's flexibility, ease of use on any device, competency-based learning options, and real-time virtual interaction.

Many schools in Colombia must upgrade their educational resources to meet the demands of a job market that has flourished along with the country's strong economic growth. Personalized and adaptive technologies that work in any environment are now a crucial part of the effort to ensure competencies are aligned with content and assessments. As part of D2L's commitment to transform the way the world learns, students and instructors can use Brightspace on any device, on any bandwidth, either online or off.

"Brightspace helps students stay on track to graduate, saving them countless hours of extra coursework," said Juan Lucca, D2L's VP of Sales for Latin America. "Schools in Colombia can leverage Brightspace's technology to become leaders in modern learning, attracting more students locally and from other countries in the region."

New Brightspace customers in Colombia include:

  • Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, a university based in Medellin, with campuses in 18 cities, selected Brightspace to provide competency-based education. "One of the great benefits of Brightspace is the ability to use the platform's apps offline. Our students in remote areas will be able to use the platform through the apps," said Angelica Ricaurte, National Sub-Director of eLearning of UCC.
  • COLDINSQUI, (Colombian College of Surgical Instrument Assistants), an organization that provides professional licenses to all surgical instrument assistants in Colombia, selected Brightspace to provide professional training to surgical instrument assistants nationwide. "Thanks to Brightspace we have had the opportunity to reach professionals in other countries such as Mexico and Uruguay. Through the platform, we have real-time and personalized communication. Thanks to this virtual learning environment we have been able to reach people that we couldn't before," said Daniel Espitia, Executive Assistant to the Presidency of COLDINSQUI.
  • Universidad EAFIT, a university based in Medellin with campuses in Bogota and Pereira, selected Brightspace to improve its virtual education. "We value all the technological support we receive from Brightspace for the learning process. It helps us in the quality of the courses and eliminates many setbacks that we have with our proprietary platform. It is technology without excuses," said Milena Aragones, Virtual Education Technologies Coordinator of Universidad EAFIT.

ABOUT BRIGHTSPACE

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.

ABOUT D2L

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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