Desire2Learn Inc.

Desire2Learn Inc.

February 13, 2014 09:00 ET

Fundacao Getulio Vargas Chooses Desire2Learn's Integrated Learning Platform to Modernize its Distance Learning Network

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 13, 2014) - Desire2Learn (D2L), the EdTech company that created the world's first truly integrated learning platform, announces that Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), has chosen its technology to modernize and standardize its distance learning network. FGV is Latin America's leader in educating and training prominent executives and was recently ranked by the New York Times as one of the top 100 global universities based on the employability of its graduates: http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2012/10/25/world/asia/25iht-sreducemerging25-graphic.html?ref=aisa.

The D2L platform includes a tightly-integrated suite of products that provides an engaging, intuitive, and personalized learning experience for students. By providing a seamless platform for the creation, delivery, and management of courses, FGV users are empowered to collaborate and connect around content and activities.

"We've a lot of expectations regarding not only the learning management system but also the content management system of Desire2Learn. The platform surprised us by its multiple and innovative use cases that are perfectly aligned with the next step we will take towards the use of technologies applied to education at FGV. We think this is the beginning of a great partnership," said Dr. Mary Kimiko Murashima, Director of Educational Solutions at FGV.

Once in place, the new integrated learning platform will be able to connect all students to learners and faculty to grant access to the services and resources they need. These include mobile tools, predictive data analytics, adaptive learning, MOOCs or Open Courses and tools for sharing and social collaboration.

"FGV is known for being one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in Brazil and Latin America," said John Baker, D2L President and CEO. "We're excited to provide them with a flexible solution that will enable their students to access their courses online and ultimately achieve greater learning outcomes."

Distance Learning (EAD) - FGV Online

Using communication technologies such as satellite transmissions and webcasts, FGV's distance learning program is committed to disseminating the knowledge created in the Foundation's schools, centers and institutes while breaking geographic barriers and time limitations.

By combining characteristics such as flexibility and reach, FGV Online allows students to independently develop their own knowledge-building process. Each student has a support system that includes professor-tutors with broad academic backgrounds and day-to-day business experience, a collaborative virtual academic environment, and a virtual library of over 45 thousand documents.

Excellence in Training Potential Executives

For the third consecutive year, FGV is among the 100 institutions of higher learning that produce the most sought-after professionals in the world. This was the outcome of a 2013 survey entitled "Emerging Employability University Ranking", from human resources consulting group Emerging Associates along with Trendence, a German polling and research institute. FGV climbed two positions in this year's edition, and is now ranked number one in Brazil and Latin America.

FGV offers a total of 249 online courses: 48 free programs, five undergraduate courses, 177 short- and medium-term courses and nineteen MBAs, graduate, and specialization courses (including two international MBAs).

The 2013 issue of "Emerging Employability University Ranking" assessed institutions of higher learning in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

For further information about D2L technologies, please visit http://www.desire2learn.com/br or send an e-mail to comercial@desire2learn.com.

About Desire2Learn

D2L is helping to transform the way the world learns. Providing the next generation learning environment and solutions to engage and inspire lifelong learners, D2L helps clients break down barriers to access the highest quality learning experiences and is recognized for its leadership in accessibility. A global leader in online learning solutions, D2L provides an open and extensible platform to over 750 clients and 10 million individual learners in higher education, K-12, healthcare, government and the corporate sector, including Fortune 1000 companies. D2L has personnel in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil and Singapore. For more information or to contact us, visit: http://www.Desire2Learn.com.

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