The official announcement:
Online learning leaders from the 13 CCCS colleges comprising the Learning Technology Council (LTC) are pleased to report that the vendor recommendation for the system's next online Learning Management System (LMS) has been approved by senior college/system leadership. Based on the RFP committee recommendation, CCCS posted an “intent to award” and will begin contract negotiations with Desire2Learn, Inc. (Note from Lisa CS: This is not a contract. We are beginning the contract negotiation process next. Contract negotiations can take some time.)
Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn Inc. (www.desire2learn.com) is a leader in providing innovative eLearning solutions to academic and other leading organizations around the world. D2L will furnish online educators across CCCS with a robust Learning Management System which leaders expect will propel us into the next decade and beyond. Desire2Learn's LMS was determined during the vetting process to be: easy to use, intuitive, and effective at encouraging faculty adoption while increasing student satisfaction.
Additionally, Desire2Learn's LMS has proven itself to scale to large, complex multi-campus implementations. It also provides a full-feature enterprise architecture that allows efficient implementation of complex tasks while supporting advanced systems integration. It will support CCCS colleges with room to grow in online, hybrid and web-enhanced learning environments.
Migration plans have not yet been finalized, but the new product is expected to roll-out during the 2009-2010 academic year. If you have any questions please contact your program chair.