Desire2Learn (D2L) is the company that created Brightspace: the online teaching and learning platform that’s easy, flexible, and smart. D2L technology is used by more than 1,100 clients and 15 million learners in higher education, K-12, healthcare, government, and the enterprise sector. In seventeen years, their team has grown to include over 800 employees around the world. They currently have offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore.
eCampusOntario is a centre of excellence in online and technology-enabled learning and is governed and operated by all publicly assisted colleges and universities in the province. The organization, funded by the Government of Ontario, will build on Ontario’s existing strengths to foster collaboration, and support the sharing of best practices and online resources. The eCampusOntario.ca online portal provides learners with access to search and explore over 13,000 online courses and more than 750 online programs offered by Ontario’s colleges and universities.
University of Waterloo
In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada’s technology hub, has become one of Canada’s leading comprehensive universities with 36,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. A globally focused institution, celebrated as Canada’s most innovative university for 24 consecutive years, Waterloo is home to the world’s leading post-secondary co-operative education program and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research and discovery. In the next decade, the university is committed to building a better future for Canada and the world by championing innovation and collaboration to create solutions relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow.
Thanks to Microsoft for sponsoring Corinne Hoisington and her presentation, “The Role of the Student Creator in Assessment – Transformative Learning”.