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Brown University Selects Canvas over Moodle

October 3rd, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

The switch to Canvas represents “a really necessary upgrade to kind of move into the 21st century,” he added.

After analyzing over 1,000 faculty and student survey responses and listening to feedback from focus groups, CIS opted for the Canvas platform. When the committee tested different systems in front of groups of students in the Sharpe Refectory last spring, the response to Canvas was overwhelmingly positive, Kagan said.

In many ways, the new system will be like “a blank canvas,” facilitating the addition of new tools as they emerge as well as having multimedia capabilities, Bergeron said.

Source: http://www.browndailyherald.com/canvas-slated-to-replace-mycourses-1.2637661#.Ton2M7K3N2I

There seems to be a movement in the LMS air these days…a movement from Moodle to just about anything else in the LMS world. Moodle’s 1990′s technology isn’t cutting it anymore. Anyone adopting Moodle these days is literally adopting technology from the last century. Moodle…1990′s technology in 2011!

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  1. Marc Grober
    October 3rd, 2011 at 13:40 | #1

    Of course, a tricked out GUI is less than useless. Most users are unfortunatly clueless, especially students. Though one might argue that the student, as one consumer, should be heard, responses based on a shallow brush with a user interface does not rise to the level of an evaluation, and there is a bias to bells and whistles which is arguably not productive. An analog is the dressed up classroom; while students generally prefer an eye-catching classroom, distractions are distractions and interfere with the work at hand.

  2. October 3rd, 2011 at 13:53 | #2

    True, but it’s more than a tricked out GUI…when long time Moodle Disciples like Don not only recognize it, but actually admit it, then you know Moodle is in trouble.

    Wow, Instructure (Canvas) is years ahead of Moodle.
    http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=181189#p788612

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