Cengage Learning and Desire2Learn Partner to Improve Interoperability of Digital Content and Solutions

Partnership will allow for seamless integration of Cengage Learning Digital Solutions for users of Desire2Learn® Learning Suite 

Stamford, CT and Kitchener-Waterloo, ON  – October 6, 2011 – Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Desire2Learn Incorporated (“Desire2Learn”), a leading provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms, to improve interoperability of Cengage Learning’s digital content and solutions within the Desire2Learn platform.

The new partnership will provide direct access to Cengage Learning’s digital content, core curriculum solutions and increased functionality for institutions utilizing Desire2Learn’s teaching and learning platform. Users of Cengage Learning’s rich digital learning solutions and content will gain streamlined access through automatic sign-on and gradebook integration, creating a simpler and more intuitive user experience for both instructors and students.

“Our partnership with Desire2Learn further demonstrates our commitment to improving the customer experience, and as a result, faculty and institutions will be able to better leverage our content within their courses,” said William Rieders, Executive Vice President of New Media, Cengage Learning. “In working together, we intend to maximize both the power of the Desire2Learn Learning Suite, as well as the value of our content and benefits of our Cengage Learning solutions.”

“We are pleased with the opportunity to work even more closely with Cengage Learning to integrate digital content and tools into our platform,” said John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “Our partnership will enable us to provide a greatly improved teaching and learning experience for users of Cengage Learning and Desire2Learn solutions.”

For more information about Desire2Learn, please visit www.Desire2Learn.com.   For more information about Cengage, please visit www.cengage.com.

About Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company’s products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it. Through the company’s unique position within both the library and academic markets, Cengage Learning is providing integrated learning solutions that bridge from the library to the classroom.  Cengage Learning’s brands include Brooks/Cole, Course Technology, Delmar, Gale, Heinle, South-Western and Wadsworth, among others. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Stamford, CT.  For more information on Cengage Learning please visit www.cengage.com.

About Desire2Learn Incorporated
Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, goals, and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than six million learners worldwide. Clients include higher education, K-12, and healthcare as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn has personnel in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. For more information, visit: www.Desire2Learn.com, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), +44 808.234.4235 (U.K. and Europe), 0.800.452.069 (New Zealand) and 1.800.656.210 (Australia).

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