Thursday, July 27, 2023

D2L and University of Waterloo Collaborate to Future-Proof Workforce

WatSPEED's professional development training now available through D2L Wave

TORONTO — July 27, 2023 — D2L, a global learning technology company, and WatSPEED at the University of Waterloo are partnering to help working professionals maintain a competitive edge in their careers. With this collaboration, WatSPEED’s course offerings are now accessible on the D2L Wave Platform.

The partnership with D2L Wave deepens the University of Waterloo’s long and successful relationship with D2L, which was founded by John Baker in 1999 while he was a student at the University. For many years, Waterloo has used the D2L Brightspace platform to support student learning.

“I’m thrilled that D2L Wave can allow more people to access the innovative culture of learning at the University of Waterloo like I did and are able to harness it to find ways to change the world,” said John Baker, CEO of D2L. “We believe that by helping people learn throughout their careers we can create both personal and professional success over the long term. D2L Wave’s partnership with WatSPEED at the University of Waterloo can help do just that.”

Designed to help support the workforce of the future and positioned at the intersection of technology and business, WatSPEED delivers training on leading-edge business practices, disruptive technologies and job skills of the future. Courses include hands-on instruction on predictive analytics, Large Language Models, digital transformation, and advanced leadership.

“WatSPEED courses are responsive to emerging trends and designed to help professionals and executives keep pace with new technologies and stay at the forefront of innovation,” said Sanjeev Gill, executive director of WatSPEED and associate vice-president, innovation at Waterloo. “By collaborating with D2L Wave, we are poised to empower even more professionals and business leaders to thrive, which helps grow the economy and strengthen communities.”

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About WatSPEED at the University of Waterloo:

In a complex and rapidly evolving world, WatSPEED at the University of Waterloo offers professional and executive education that’s designed to be different. Positioned at the intersection of technology and business and rooted in experiential education, WatSPEED supports the workforce of the future through continuously evolving to outpace major technological, societal, environmental and economic disruption. WatSPEED delivers education that will help professionals rapidly adapt, compete, and thrive through change.

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