Chennai: A global leader in edtech software and technology, Canada-based D2L today announced its strategic partnership with Chennai-based Edutech India Private Limited, part of the Edutech Group, a leading player in the educational technology space since 1991. With this, D2L seeks to provide on-the-ground, local support to key stakeholders in Indian education where digital transformation has become a necessity. With 1,500 clients and over 15 million learners worldwide, D2L already has a strong presence in other Asian markets.
“With over two decades of experience in the eLearning space in India, we understand the challenges of the industry. Schools and colleges in our country need real-time ground support to embrace innovation in a hassle-free manner, and that is exactly what our goal is with this partnership with D2L,” shared Sajeev KR, Director, Edutech India.
As a strategic partner of D2L in India, Edutech handles sales, marketing, pre-sales, project management, training and technical support of the Brightspace LMS. Edutech has capabilities to provide value-adding solutions and services around the LMS, such as rapid content authoring tools, lecture capture systems, remote proctoring, virtual labs, video management systems and custom content development services among others. Edutech’s Solutions are delivered by a team of highly qualified, experienced and certified personnel committed to providing reliable service on time and within budget.
“Having worked with educational organisations across key markets in Asia and worldwide, we understand that India is a unique market. The demographics, infrastructure-readiness and availability of resources in a diverse market like India can vary at every 100 kilometres. That is why we decided to partner with local experts who have an understanding of the market’s needs. We seek to create awareness about LMS and its importance in elevating education to the next level while helping schools and colleges be future-ready”, said Nick Hutton, Regional Director for Asia at D2L.
“In line with Digital India and Skills India initiatives, with this partnership with D2L, we seek to bring world-class innovations and tech solutions to our country while providing support to stakeholders by being with them side-by-side through the entire implementation process,” shared Santhosh R., Business Head for the Learning Solutions Business Unit at Edutech India.
The Brightspace LMS will enable the future of learning in India with features like gaming engine, adaptive learning, video management, intelligent agents, templated interactives for course design, full support for outcomes or competency-based learning, and actionable learning analytics, leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning, D2L’s Brightspace LMS provides the tools to give a personalised learning experience.
“With the revised eligibility conditions, as per the Ministry of HRD’s proposal to the UGC, over 200 universities will be able to offer online degrees across India, and this is where D2L’s Brightspace LMS, a UGC-compliant platform, can step in. During the Budget 2020 speech, it was announced that seven Indian institutes had received approvals to start online courses; one of the seven being Manipal— an existing client of D2L.” shared Business Director for South Asia at D2L, Dr Prem Das Maheshwari.
Catering to learners and educators from K-12 to college level, D2L’s Brightspace is an LMS that offers solutions like self-paced learning and better parent engagement. The edtech company’s entry in the market has been embraced by key stakeholders and they already have clients from across the country like Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Online), XLRI School of Management (Jamshedpur & Jhajjar, SSVM Institutions (Coimbatore), Sunbeam Group of Schools (Vellore & Chennai) and Vidyashilp Academy (Bangalore) onboard.