Michigan State University Gives Faculty the Power of Choice with Desire2Learn Learning Suite

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ONTARIO, Sep 24, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — D2L Ltd. (“Desire2Learn”), a leader in providing innovative learning solutions, today announced that Michigan State University has signed a multi-year contract to bring Desire2Learn(R) Learning Suite to its nearly 48,000 students. Desire2Learn Learning Suite provides a customizable, user-friendly interface that enables faculty throughout the entire institution to choose the best-of-breed teaching and learning tools that will engage their students.
“Desire2Learn struck the perfect balance between providing faculty with a sophisticated toolset to bolster their curriculum while delivering an engaging user interface to students,” said Brendan Guenther, Director IT Services – Teaching and Learning, Michigan State University. “Faculty overwhelmingly chose Desire2Learn because it presented a flexible learning environment with assessment and reporting options that allowed them to react quickly to students slipping behind and ensure an optimum learning experience.”
Desire2Learn Learning Suite comes equipped with sophisticated course building capabilities, extensive reporting, assessment and collaboration options and unparalleled flexibility for matching the learning environment to the unique administrative, teaching or learning preferences for Michigan State’s faculty and staff. The learning environment’s standard mobile web support makes it possible for students and professors to interact with courses, services and resources wherever and whenever it is convenient.
“It’s so important for large higher education institutions to empower their faculty with the right technology to support the learning experience,” said Desire2Learn President and CEO John Baker. “The key to student success is an institution’s ability to cater to the wide variety of needs of its students and educators. Desire2Learn provides educators with a single learning environment complete with a wide range of tools that can be leveraged to create an engaging learning experience tailored to each program and learner.”

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