Dallas — Nov. 28
Academic Partnerships, which offers support to universities in the development of their online courses and degree programs, announced a partnership with Instructure, a learning management system (LMS) provider.
Through the partnership, all of Academic Partnerships' current and future university partners will be able to utilize Canvas, Instructure’s flagship platform, free of charge in all of Canvas' available languages to help streamline the online delivery of high quality educational content.
The alliance means that the growing number of students seeking online education will have access to Canvas' learning platform. Canvas is focused on enabling the individual student and teacher to transform the education experience by providing a learning platform with intuitive design, flexible pedagogy, integrated multimedia and deep social network integration.
The announcement comes amid a change in higher education. Enrollment in online courses and degree programs are outstripping the growth of traditional on-campus instruction 10 to 1, according to Sloan Consortium. Further, demand for online courses and degrees accessible via an advanced and flexible learning platform is growing at a rapid pace.
Through its partnerships with some 40 leading public institutions, Academic Partnership aims to bring degrees such as nursing, education and business online.
Source: Academic Partnerships