Salt Lake City, Utah – August 14, 2012 – Hult International Business School chose Canvas by Instructure to replace Moodle as its new learning platform for its five campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai. The choice came after a thorough pilot involving 21 courses and resulted in a decision to move all courses to Canvas before the fall 2012 semester.
“We wanted academic consistency across cohorts, degree programs and campuses, which fueled our commitment to moving all courses to Canvas at the same time,” said Dr. Mukul Kumar, Chief Academic Officer at Hult. “Hult’s Interactive Teaching approach creates an integrated experience that enables our faculty to complement active in-classroom training with digital resources. The adaptable Canvas platform allows us to incorporate best-in-class digital resources and address multiple learning styles.”
In its 2012 global MBA rankings, the Financial Times ranks Hult International Business School first in International Experience and third in International Business. Students studying at Hult have the option to rotate from their home campus to two additional campuses during the program. Hult empowers students to develop real-world skills, and as such, six weeks of the program are dedicated to a hands-on action project for a major company.
Hult applied its emphasis on experiential learning to the recent Canvas pilot. Using Hult’s Technology Management course, students taking the class became consultants and provided Hult’s administration with a recommendation. The students conducted a thorough analysis of Moodle vs. Canvas, including gathering quantitative survey data and qualitative data. In the end, more than 90 percent of students recommended that Hult adopt Canvas.
Additionally, Hult wanted a learning platform with mobile capabilities that had a 21st century look and feel. Hult’s commitment to providing its students with iPads to help them compete in the increasingly mobile learning environment mirrored Canvas’s mobile functionality.
“We developed specific iPad applications for faculty to grade assignments and for students to engage in their courses,” said Brian Whitmer, co-founder and VP of Product Management at Instructure. “We also created Canvas to be optimized for the mobile web, so it works on all mobile devices natively in the browser.”
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Instructure is a technology company committed to improving education. We provide instructors and students modern tools and resources to empower the learning experience. Founded by graduate students in collaboration with educational institutions, Instructure provides Canvas – the open, easy-to-use, cloud-native learning platform.
About Hult International Business School
Hult is the world’s most international business school with campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai. The school offers a range of business-focused programs, including MBA, Executive MBA, Master and Undergraduate degrees. Hult’s one-year MBA program is ranked in the top 30 in the world by The Economist and first in International Experience by the Financial Times. www.hult.edu.