[elearning en prensa].. así que ahí va una noticia económica encontrada que mejor en Reuters ... sobre Canadá, de venture capital funds y de plataformas elearning, como es desire2Learn fundada en 1999 por John Baker (cuando comenzamos a intentá aprender -com-prender cosillas de este mundo ) ,... que encontramos ayer en Reuters ...y esque, no tó son MOOC'os ...? .. o sí? ... #verdáVERDADERA #porpreguntáNOmas
Canada's Desire2Learn raises $85 mln for global e-learning push
Aug 14 (Reuters) - Canada's D2L Inc said on Thursday it raised $85 million in venture capital funds, the country's biggest such deal this year, as the fast-growing owner of educational software maker Desire2Learn looks to ramp up its overseas expansion.
Already an established player in Internet-based learning in North America, privately held Desire2Learn plans to spur its global expansion efforts with the cash injection, one of the five largest venture capital fund raises in Canada in the last 10 years, according to Thomson Reuters data.
"We see an incredible opportunity in front of us as we support an industry rethinking itself as it goes digital," the company's chief executive officer, John Baker, said in a phone interview.
The company, whose workforce has grown more than 40 percent in two years, competes with the likes of Blackboard, which was bought in 2011 for $1.64 billion by a group led by Providence Equity Partners. (leer más ...)
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(leer más...) Fuente: [D2L]