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Nineteen Higher Education Customers Invest in Desire2Learn's Integrated Learning Platform; Momentum Will Continue through Strategic Agreement with Internet2

DENVER, COLORADO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/07/14 -- Internet2 Global Summit - Desire2Learn (D2L), the EdTech company that created the world's first truly Integrated Learning Platform (ILP), today announced that nineteen leading higher education institutions have recently selected the ILP, or expanded their existing investment in the platform, to improve learning by delivering a more flexible and personalized experience for their students.

That momentum in higher education will continue, as D2L has also announced that the Internet2 community has selected the organization to provide services to their U.S. higher education members through the Internet2 NET+ initiative. Internet2 is a national research and education network with an established community of more than 250 U.S. universities, 82 leading corporations, 68 affiliate members (including government agencies), 41 regional and state education networks and more than 65 national research and education networking partners, representing over 100 countries.

"We've enjoyed great sales growth in 2014 and I'm proud to announce that nineteen higher education customers have just signed new deals with D2L," said John Baker, President and CEO, D2L. "That momentum will be further propelled by the partnership we're announcing with Internet2. While D2L already has strong participation from the Internet2 community, this partnership will provide even greater collaboration opportunities with their vast community of education leaders."

The list of new and existing clients that have announced an increased investment in their D2L solution includes:

--  Broward College
--  Conestoga College
--  Des Moines University
--  Georgia Regents University
--  Horry Georgetown Technical College
--  Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology
--  Laurentian University
--  Michigan State University
--  Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
--  Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology
--  North Florida Community College
--  Nova Scotia Community College
--  Piedmont Technical College
--  The University of Iowa
--  The University of Northern British Columbia Continuing Studies
--  The University of Scranton
--  The University of Waterloo
--  Wilfrid Laurier University
--  York University-Lassonde School of Engineering

Effective today, D2L is offering Internet2's members the NET+ D2L Integrated Learning Platform cloud-based solution over the advanced Internet2 network to deliver mobile tools, webcasting, analytics, social sharing, collaboration tools and more.

"The Internet2 NET+ initiative is about creating and sustaining value for the research and educational community in their collective use of cloud services," said Shelton Waggener, Senior Vice President, Internet2. "By establishing a unified, integrated portfolio of cloud and trust solutions, blending both commercial services and community offerings, Internet2 makes these available via the advanced Internet2 Network. This allows Internet2 to support our community of researchers, scholars and learners by providing quick and easy access to leading cloud services, such as Desire2Learn's Integrated Learning Platform, using their campus' assigned secure identity credentials via Internet2's Trust and Identity services."

"Since launching D2L in January 2008, we have seen increased adoption by faculty and requests from students that all their courses have an online course site," said John Savery, Director of Instructional Services, University of Akron. "As a co-sponsor of Internet2 NET+ D2L ILP, Akron looks forward to continued innovation with a platform that has become a significant component of our instructional landscape."

"Arizona has partnered with D2L for over 10 years and proudly co-sponsored the Internet2 NET+ D2L ILP effort," said Mark Felix, Director of Instructional Support, The University of Arizona. "Over the years, we have created applications with functionality that allows our university to move in new directions while providing better service to our faculty and students."

D2L is attending Internet2's Global Summit from today through April 10 in Denver, Colorado. To learn more about the Internet2 NET+ D2L opportunity, visit http://bit.ly/Internet2_NETplusD2L or email [email protected].

About Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn (D2L) is the pioneer of the integrated learning platform, delivering a personalized learning experience for every individual. With a focus on improving the learning experience, we partner with thought leading institutions and organizations to accelerate learning and improve results. D2L's solutions are fully accessible to all, 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 or to contact us, visit: http://www.Desire2Learn.com.

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