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Five K-12 Schools Turn to Desire2Learn Technology to Serve as the Foundation of Their Learning Environments

Leading School Districts Implement the D2L Platform to Drive Better Decisions and Student Outcomes and Improve Alignment of Core Standards to Curriculum

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/14 -- Highlighting the growing demand for its solutions in the K-12 market, Desire2Learn (D2L), the EdTech company that created the world's first truly integrated learning platform (ILP), today announced five new K-12 customers. Tasked with creating learning environments that help teachers personalize the learning experience for every student to improve outcomes, more and more K-12 schools are implementing the Desire2Learn ILP as the foundation of their learning environments.

The D2L platform enables K-12 schools to embrace emerging technologies and deliver new learning experiences that transform the textbook, paper and pencil practices of the past into a student-centric approach that incorporate social, interactive, and personalized opportunities to learn. D2L provides teachers with the tools to better assess student performance, driving better curriculum decisions and student outcomes.

The traditional approach to the K-12 education market is rapidly shifting. Educators are faced with challenging needs of a wide range of students while at the same time having to meet the demands of increasing scores on standardized tests. Technology has emerged as the pathway to empower teachers to teach each student on a one-to-one basis, achieving the long standing goal of individual student attention," said John Baker, President and CEO, D2L. "Personalization also makes it much easier for educators to measure and map outcome achievement to specific government standards - ensuring each student can stay on track. We're proud to work with each of these schools to provide the students, teachers and districts with a personalized learning environment that improves education for all."

New D2L customers in the K-12 market include:


--  Bellevue School District is preparing for deployment of the D2L ILP
    across the district as their platform for blended learning and
    curriculum development and delivery in 2014-15.
--  Oxnard Union High School District is using the D2L platform across the
    high school district for blended learning purposes and to engage
    students and teachers.
--  WHRO, acting on behalf of a regional consortium of seventeen public
    school divisions in eastern Virginia, is utilizing D2L technology for
    the administration, documentation, tracking, and reporting of training
    programs, virtual and blended classrooms, and online events.
--  Upper Canada District School Board's Service Excellence department is
    using D2L's platform to deliver a Service Excellence course to district
    staff.
--  West Virginia Department of Education has deployed the D2L platform
    across the state as a fully-integrated solution at West Virginia Virtual
    School. The solution is available to all students and districts in West
    Virginia.

Schools and districts in the K-12 market continue to turn to D2L to provide the technology needed to support blended learning initiatives and meet student and educator needs. For more information on D2L's capabilities in the K-12 market, visit http://www.desire2learn.com/solutions/k-12/.

About Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn (D2L) is the pioneer of the Integrated Learning Platform, delivering an engaging and personalized learning experience for every individual. With a focus on improving the learning experience, the company partners with thought-leading institutions and organizations to accelerate learning and improve results. D2L strives for accessibility in all of its applications, ensuring that learning is available to everyone regardless of geography or ability. A global leader in EdTech, D2L provides an open and extensible platform for more than 1,100 clients and 13 million learners in higher education, K12, healthcare, government and the enterprise sector, including Fortune 1000 companies. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil and Singapore. For more information, visit: http://www.Desire2Learn.com.

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