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SUNY Community College System Adopts Desire2Learn for Course Management

Suffolk County Community College (SCCC), a three-campus community college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, has selected Desire2Learn products to handle course management.

"Desire2Learn's eLearning suite stood out because of its intuitive features and its ease of use," said Randolph H. Manning, associate dean, division of instructional technology. "Faculty will save considerable time uploading courses and students will readily adapt to the one-click away interface. In the end, we chose Desire2Learn because of their commitment throughout the company to work with their clients. The sense of a strong institutional culture of support for clients is extremely important to us."

The entire eLearning Suite includes several modules: the flagship Learning Environment, a Web-based set of teaching and learning tools for course development, delivery and management; ePortfolio, a platform for collecting, organizing, reflecting and presenting learning artifacts; the Learning Repository (LOR), which lets users store, tag, search and reuse learning objects; and LiveRoom, a synchronous chat, whiteboard/canvas, presentation technology for real-time collaboration. The college didn't specify which modules it would be deploying.

SCCC is the largest community college in SUNY system, with 22,000 students at its three campuses in Selden, Brentwood and Riverhead.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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