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Fosway Group Again Recognises D2L as a Core Challenger in Learning Systems


Fosway Group includes D2L in a strong position in its Core Challenger zone in the 2019 Fosway 9-Grid™, highlighting the company’s commitment to customer advocacy

LONDON – 4th February, 2019 – D2L, the global learning technology leader, today announced that its Brightspace platform has once again been singled out as a Core Challenger in the 2019 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems in the EMEA market.

Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR industry analyst firm, classified Brightspace as a Next Generation Learning Environment for its learner experience focus and capabilities that sit outside a traditional LMS. D2L is placed in the Core Challenger zone, reflecting its good track record of customer advocacy and ability to perform in enterprise organisations.

CEO of Fosway Group, David Wilson said, “D2L has continued its growth in Europe with a Next Gen Learning Environment offering that places it as a Core Challenger in our 2019 analysis, with its accelerated trajectory underpinning the company’s increasing performance and potential.”

“We are very happy that Brightspace has once again been recognised by Fosway as a Core Challenger,” said Elliot Gowans, Senior Vice President, International, D2L. “We have spent a great deal of time working and engaging with our customers and using that feedback to help find a better way to build a great professional learning experience. We’re pleased that Fosway has noticed and acknowledged those efforts.”

D2L continues to build momentum in the enterprise space. In 2018 alone, D2L’s Brightspace was selected by such organizations as BMJ, a global healthcare knowledge provider, the ICAS (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland), the ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales), the Cass Business School: City, University of London, the Irish Aviation Authority and more.

“The sophistication and flexibility of Brightspace makes it the perfect platform for companies looking to introduce a more modern, adaptive and personalised learning experience for their users,” said Gowans. “We believe D2L’s strong European growth in 2018 reflects both the effort our company has put into the Brightspace platform, and in our customer relationships. Our return to a strong position on the Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems is a fantastic endorsement of our team’s efforts.”

The 2019 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems can be downloaded here

Fosway Group is Europe’s #1 HR and learning analyst. The Fosway 9-Grid™ provides a unique assessment of the principal learning and talent supply options available to organisations in EMEA. Now in its sixth year, the analysis is based on extensive independent research and insights from Fosway’s Corporate Research Network of over 150 customer organisations, including BP, HSBC, PwC, RBS, Sanofi, Shell and Vodafone. Visit the Fosway website at for more information on Fosway Group’s research and services.

D2L’s Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform that makes learning easy, flexible and smart. Brightspace is not like a traditional Learning Management System (LMS) - it is easy to create engaging courses and content, integrate video, personalise learning, capture and share expertise across the organisation, and supports all mobile devices. Plus, Brightspace enables the future of learning with adaptive learning, intelligent agents, course interactives, full support for competency-based learning and world-leading learning analytics. Our clients report improved productivity, performance growth, lower turnover of employees, greater engagement and ultimately better business outcomes.

D2L believes learning is the foundation upon which all progress and achievement rests. Working closely with organisations globally, D2L has transformed the way millions of people learn online and in the classroom. Learn more about D2L for schools, higher education and businesses at

Hannah Townsend, Finn Partners, 020 3217 7060,

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The D2L family of companies includes D2L Corporation, D2L Ltd, D2L Australia Pty Ltd, D2L Europe Ltd, D2L Asia Pte Ltd and D2L Brasil Soluções de Tecnologia para Educação Ltda.