Desire2Learn Unveils Desire2Learn Essentials

Kitchener–Waterloo, ON, February 27, 2007–Desire2Learn Inc., today unveiled Desire2Learn Essentials, an exciting new product that offers smaller eLearning programs and institutions the ability to implement a rich and flexible enterprise-scale Learning Management System without a large technical support staff and with the best total cost of ownership. Desire2Learn Essentials is specifically designed for educational clients with fewer than 5000 users.

"Desire2Learn Essentials addresses the core issues smaller institutions face. This solution offers access to a powerful enterprise-scale application, with all the required tools and functionality enabling the rapid development, delivery, and management of the learning environment. Desire2Learn Essentials empowers smaller institutions to maximize their resources and enables them to have the same eLearning opportunities as larger institutions," concluded Patricia Fellows, Instructional Technology and Training Coordinator at University of Wisconsin Colleges.

Desire2Learn Essentials, similar to the Desire2Learn Learning Environment, offers the foundation for improving learner achievement and ensuring eLearning success. Desire2Learn Essentials provides a web-based suite of easy-to-use tools and functionality enabling effective, and timely course development, delivery and management. This hosted solution provides clients with an integrated offer allowing them to focus on their core mandate.

"Educational institutions are often challenged to implement all the IT infrastructure and support they require, given their resource constraints. As a result, we developed Desire2Learn Essentials," states John Baker, Desire2Learn President & CEO. "As a company that shares the ideals held by its educational clients, we wanted to find a way to provide clients with the best educational tools possible regardless of their size. This package will allow all our potential clients to have access to enterprise-class tools and functionality; removing another barrier in the delivery of effective education."

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About Desire2Learn Inc.–Desire2Learn Inc. is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning systems that enable organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches, and branding. Desire2Learn supports over 4 million learners worldwide and clients include schools, higher education, as well as associations, government, and other leading organizations. For more information, please visit

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