Oklahoma Consortium Adopts D2L for Higher Ed

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education has adopted Desire2Learn as the learning management system for the Oklahoma Higher Education Consortium, a public higher education consortium that focuses on the selection and deployment of technologies to be used in Oklahoma's colleges and universities.

Through this latest move, the consortium will initially roll out Desire2Learn's electronic learning solution to Rose State College and Southwestern Oklahoma State University, which together represent about 13,000 users. Over the next year, several more are expected to be added, according to D2L.

"Pursuing an enterprise-class hosted solution was the goal of our institutions," said Kurt Snodgrass, vice chancellor for IT and telecommunications for the OSRHE. "After extensive evaluation, it was determined that Desire2Learn's solution would enable Oklahoma higher education to leverage a consortia model as well as the capabilities of the statewide research network.  The key factor involved in the decision-making was functionality and Desire2Learn set itself apart from the others. More importantly, the outcome is a true partnership between our institutions and Desire2Learn--all in an effort to meet the online learning needs of Oklahoma students."

Hosting for the service will be provided by OneNet, a division of OSRHE. That organization comprises 25 colleges and universities, representing some 236,000 students total.

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