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Desire2Learn Debuts K-12 Learning Management Suite

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Ed tech developer Desire2Learn has launched a new e-learning suite for primary and secondary education. Unlike the company's flagship learning management system, Desire2Learn Learning Environment, the new suite is focused specifically on K-12 schools.

Desire2Learn Learning Environment (part of the eLearning Suite) is already used in a number of schools and by a number of K-12 organizations. The new learning management system, dubbed Desire2Learn K-12 Suite, is aimed at managing teacher professional development, distance learning, blended programs online communities, and other Web-based educational programs in K-12. It includes communications and social networking tools, ePortfolio features, services and tools for content development, support for state and provincial standards, technical support, and community features for sharing content and best practices.

According to James Lavere, a teacher at Maplewood Richmond Heights School District in Maplewood, MO, "We want to create a dynamic environment in which content (curriculum) can be shared and updated. Desire2Learn's pedagogy of technology synergies is very similar to our district's. Desire2Learn is very customizable to our needs. This product and service will ignite learning and help us take education beyond the traditional confines of classrooms."

Further information about the new suite, including availability, was not available at press time. Desire2Learn will be at the NECC 2008 conference at booth 8250 June 29 to July 2.

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About the author: David Nagel is the executive editor for 1105 Media's online education technology publications, including THE Journal and Campus Technology. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com.

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Executive Producer David Nagel heads up the editorial department for 1105 Media's education publications — which include two daily sites, a variety of newsletters and two monthly digital magazines covering technology in both K-12 and higher education.

A 21-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

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