Kadenze follows up arts-focused MOOC platform with LMS
- Kadenze Inc. first provided a platform for arts-based massive open online courses and is now offering its purpose-built learning management system, Kannu, which was also designed for the media-rich content of arts and creative technology education.
- The company announced the launch of the LMS Thursday, but early adopters of the technology have been using the product for a year and include the California Institute of the Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Stanford University, OTIS College of Art and Design, and Goldsmiths University of London.
- Kannu offers a custom design for each school, analytics tracking opportunities for institutions and individual faculty members, and a public-facing portfolio element for students in a fully responsive platform across operating systems.
Kadenze was created by arts and creative technology educators Ajay Kapur and Perry R. Cook. They discovered the limitations of traditional MOOC platforms when offering a computer science course to art students in 2012 and learned of even more limitations when trying to create their own platform.
In the end, Kadenze was custom-built from scratch. They have a full production studio and a dedicated director, producer, designer, writer, musician, and video editor for each course they develop. The new LMS will expand Kadenze’s focus on the needs of arts-based programs across the industry, giving schools an alternate option for internal use.
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