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LSU Alexandria offers students Desire2Learn

Released: 09/20/2004

Louisiana State University at Alexandria is pleased to announce that the campus has kicked off the fall semester with Desire2Learn as the institution’s learning management system. Desire2Learn is a leading provider of learning management systems to higher education, K-12, corporate/government and professional associations. The Desire2Learn Learning Platform provides a learner-centered environment that is extremely flexible. Teresa Seymour, director of educational technology at LSU Alexandria, said that the University’s students like the D2L platform. “It provides an excellent experience for our students,” Seymour said. “The user-friendly interface allows our instructors to create course sites where students can quickly become comfortable and proficient with our eLearning system.” According to Seymour, the D2L system offers complete flexibility and has development tools that give faculty members the ability to customize their courses to match the way they teach. The system also allows instructors to reuse materials from semester to semester, and to take advantage of publisher content. D2L also encourages communication between students, their instructors and classmates through easy access to e-mail and instant messaging. “We congratulate Louisiana State University at Alexandria for achieving their four-year degree-granting status and for the opportunity to showcase the next generation of learning technology in the state of Louisiana,” said Daryl Hemingway, Desire2Learn VP Global Business Development. “We believe our comprehensive technology and service solution will help LSU Alexandria students, faculty and administrators achieve their academic goals.” For more information, please visit: www.lsua.edu/index_2.html or contact Teresa Seymour at 473-6566.