Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, Canada, January 26, 2007
Sevenstar Academy, a new Christian Academy that offers courses to K-12 schools and families around the world, has selected Desire2Learn as their eLearning provider. Sevenstar Academy plans to focus on building their international presence which includes schools, missionaries, and individual students at all education levels.
Sevenstar Academy conducted a thorough evaluation based on the MiCTA and AtAlliance endorsed Learning Management Systems vendor list. Sevenstar Academy was most impressed with Desire2Learn's advanced scalability, ease of use and client focus. "We selected Desire2Learn as our eLearning provider because we viewed them as an innovative, reliable and stable partner," states Sevenstar Academy president, Mark Beadle. "Staff responsiveness and understanding of our needs and requirements truly separated Desire2Learn from the other vendors," Beadle concluded.
Sevenstar Academy has more than fifty courses available for grades 6-12, and the school plans to add elementary courses in 2007. Sevenstar Academy students are located across North America, Pakistan and Zimbabwe. In the New Year, the organization plans to create partnerships with a number of Christian schools in Malaysia and Africa.
"Desire2Learn is excited to work with Sevenstar Academy and launch their new online learning initiative to learners throughout the world" says John Baker, Desire2Learn President & CEO. "Through our interactive learning tools, Sevenstar Academy will be able to create a community of online learners that is not limited by geographic boundaries."
Sevenstar Academy implemented the Desire2Learn Learning Environment and is looking to have over 1,000 students in the next two years.
About Sevenstar Academy
Sevenstar desires to glorify Christ, serving students and adults around the world. Sevenstar believes students should learn how to process information and think critically in the context of a Biblical worldview. Its courses are rigorous and exceed national standards and recommendations. Sevenstar, considers the Bible to be central to academic excellence, the academy integrates wisdom, examples, stories, characters, and teaching from God's word into its Christ-centered courses. Such integration, along with high scholastic standards, are a hallmark of the school. In addition to online course work, Sevenstar offers various experiential learning and travel opportunities to enhance and enrich education and growth.
About Desire2Learn Inc.
Desire2Learn Inc. is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning systems that enable organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches, and branding. Desire2Learn supports over 4 million learners worldwide and clients include schools, higher education, as well as associations, government, and other leading organizations. For more information, please visit: www.Desire2Learn.com.
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