KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/07/13 -- Editors Note: There are three photos associated with this press release.
Desire2Learn Incorporated ("Desire2Learn"), a leader in providing innovative learning solutions, today unveiled the newest Desire2Learn Learning Suite, marking a significant step for technology's role in advancing learning globally. With this release, Desire2Learn is bringing the power of predictive analytics to the learning industry-empowering instructors to better engage learners, guide learning outcomes and ultimately improve global course and degree attainment rates.
Featuring Student Success System, an analytics engine that delivers fact-based and accurate insights on learning progress, the new Desire2Learn Learning Suite will improve learner engagement and instructor's insight into each individual's learning path.
"Harnessing big data has transformed many industries, yet to date, the analytics to support next generation learning has been missing from education," said John Baker, President and CEO, Desire2learn. "With today's release, Desire2Learn will be delivering predictive analytics to millions of learners who will benefit from more successful outcomes. With this innovation, we can now provide valuable insights that will improve completion rates, lead to higher outcomes, and allow for the development of more impactful personal learning experiences."
The new Desire2Learn Learning Suite also includes advancements to mobile learning with Binder, a powerful mobile learning app, and ePortfolio, an interactive resume that enables learners to develop rich portfolios and build upon them after they graduate.
POWERFUL NEW BENEFITS FOR INSTRUCTORS, LEARNERS & ORGANIZATIONS:
Instructors and Organizations Gain Deeper Insights
Student Success System: Building on its acquisition of Degree Compass three months ago, Desire2Learn continues to incorporate the power of predictive analytics into education. While Degree Compass uses predictive analytics to help learners optimize their course selection, the new Desire2Learn Student Success System helps instructors lift outcomes by anticipating learner challenges and progress.
The Student Success System provides instructors with rich, predictive data visualizations that compare and contrast at-risk learners with their peers, detects overall course risks and monitors a learner's progress. Real-time insight and visualizations into a learner's capabilities, peer dynamics and learning trends enable institutions to synthesize outcomes, engagement and assessment data to anticipate issues and adapt feedback and guidance accordingly. While most learning technologies primarily focus on these "at risk" learners, Student Success System also provides important insights for all learners.
Learners will be More Engaged and Instructors will be More Productive
Desire2Learn Binder: The Desire2Learn Binder mobile app offers learners the option of using their tablet to consume content - providing more choice and greater opportunities to personalize their learning experience. Deeply integrated with the Learning Environment, this latest release introduces Dropbox.com and Microsoft® SkyDrive® integration, enabling Binder users to engage with all types of learning resources in a way that is both familiar to them outside of the Learning Environment, while also supporting their increasingly busy lifestyles.
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