NEW YORK and KITCHENER-WATERLOO, Ontario, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Higher Education and Desire2Learn Incorporated ("Desire2Learn") today announced an expansion of their collaborative relationship. This relationship will enable a deeper integration of McGraw-Hill Campus, McGraw-Hill's groundbreaking content and course integration service, within Desire2Learn® Learning Environment. Making it even easier for instructors and students to access the comprehensive digital resources provided through McGraw-Hill Campus, this collaboration will further enhance the teaching and learning experience for students.
McGraw-Hill Campus grants faculty and students universal access to McGraw-Hill's world-class course solutions and online resources through Desire2Learn Learning Environment– whether or not they use a McGraw-Hill title. The service is available at no additional cost to the institution, and is part of Desire2Learn's commitment to delivering an extensible and flexible platform. McGraw-Hill Campus provides users with single sign-on access to all of McGraw-Hill Education's digital content, streamlining, simplifying and enriching the user experience. With one click, instructors and students can instantly browse, search and access the entire library of McGraw-Hill instructional resources and services including e-books, test banks, PowerPoint® slides, animations and learning objects. Faculty can discover new resources to prepare for class, create tests/quizzes, develop lecture material and integrate additional interactive content to complement the existing course tools and rigorous evaluation capabilities of Desire2Learn Learning Environment.
"The digital transformation of education is beginning its next stage and requires a new level of access and integration," said Brian Kibby, president, McGraw-Hill Higher Education. "As educational resources increasingly move online, instructors and students are demanding greater access to more and better content as well as an integrated experience that's totally seamless. By partnering with a leading eLearning company like Desire2Learn, we're bringing institutions the best of both worlds: our high-quality content combined with hassle-free digital integration. The end result is a richer – and simpler – learning environment that enhances teaching and learning."
"Our relationship with McGraw-Hill Higher Education is important to us as we seek to provide integrated solutions that will transform the teaching and learning experience," remarked John Baker, president and CEO, Desire2Learn. "Education stakeholders are demanding best-of-breed approaches and a high degree of customization. By partnering with a leading content and technology provider such as McGraw-Hill, we create more flexibility and choice for all members of the educational community."
The number one reason professors and students reach out for technical support is due to issues with login and registration. By reducing technical issues for students, faculty and IT administrators, Desire2Learn and McGraw-Hill Education are reducing the amount of time that schools and instructors spend dealing with IT problems and with the integration, the companies will further enhance the learner experience. This underscores Desire2Learn's focus on allowing educators to concentrate on what matters most – teaching and learning – and enabling students to succeed by eliminating obstacles to accessing engaging digital learning.
More than 300 higher education institutions have already implemented McGraw-Hill Campus, which is expected to expand further in the coming months. With a future release planned for summer 2012 that integrates grade books, the Desire2Learn/McGraw-Hill collaboration will enable faculty to spend more time teaching and less time on administration. Both organizations look forward to promoting this integration and expanding related programs.
For more information on this new integration, register for Desire2Learn's Partner Series webinar – McGraw-Hill Campus, Discover What's Possible – on June 26, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT, by visiting: http://desire2learn.com/resources/webinars/.
About McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a content, software and services-based education company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions, which improve learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that awaits. The company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 65 languages. For additional information, visit http://www.mheducation.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 eight 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, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore. 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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