Desire2Learn Inc.

Desire2Learn Inc.

September 04, 2007 11:03 ET

One of UK's Largest Universities Selects Desire2Learn to Enhance Student Learning

Synopsis: Desire2Learn partnership to support Nottingham Trent University reach strategic goals

NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2007) - Desire2Learn announced today that Nottingham Trent University, one of the largest universities in the UK, has signed an agreement to adopt the Desire2Learn enterprise solution as its Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) of choice. The decision follows an in-depth evaluation of competitive eLearning offerings, conducted by Nottingham Trent University, and fortifies the company's position in the UK enterprise eLearning market. Desire2Learn will help enable the university to enhance the student learning experience, offer flexible learning and expand its development prospects with the capability to diversify and reach new markets - regionally, nationally and internationally empowering NTU to achieve their strategic vision.

Nottingham Trent University is a UK leader in graduate employability and student placements, and sees online and blended learning as a means of adding additional value for its students who study on- and off-campus. The Desire2Learn system will manage the virtual learning environment that integrates the students' learning with academic and administrative services, to offer seamless online access to resources. Additionally, the Desire2Learn solution will help the university to facilitate curriculum development and to provide specialist training for staff. This training will help support its professional development program and maintain its reputation for delivering top quality education. As an enterprise-wide implementation, Nottingham Trent University will showcase the extensive capability of the Desire2Learn solution.

Professor Peter Jones, Nottingham Trent University's Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic Development and Research, said: "I am confident that through the partnership with Desire2Learn the university will be able to capitalize on its excellent reputation for student achievement and graduate employment by using the most up-to-date technologies to support online and blended learning."

He added: "Desire2Learn was a clear winner in a rigorous tender evaluation process."

"There is enormous eLearning potential at Nottingham Trent University, and the Desire2Learn solution will enable the university to strengthen their leadership position by offering learners an engaging learning experience, and one that seamlessly integrates with the university's systems," said John Baker, Desire2Learn President and CEO. "We are thrilled to be working with such a well known university, and look forward to a long term partnership as they achieve their eLearning vision."

About Desire2Learn Inc.

Desire2Learn Inc. is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn supports over four million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government, and other leading organizations. For more information, visit: www.Desire2Learn.com

About Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University, founded in 1843 as the Nottingham Government School of Design, prides itself on its diverse, international, and multicultural community. Hosting more than 26,000 students across three campuses, the university enjoys the reputation of being one of the most successful universities for graduate employability. For more information visit: www.ntu.ac.uk.

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