Utah company produces learning systems for 48 states

Just in time for this week’s observance of Teacher Appreciation Week is a Utah company, Instructure, which produces testing software being used in schools in 48 states.

One of its products, Canvas, is a cloud-based learning management system that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers use, into one simple place.

Hilary Scharton is the VP of K-thru-12 for Canvas.

“It’s a learning management system,” Scharton explains, “and essentially what it is it is how students will get online so they can consume content and find assignments and take quizzes and complete things.”

What does the future look like for education when it comes to using technology as a learning tool in the classroom?

”I think that technology will only ever be a help and a support. Those of us who have worked in education for a long time have had the fear the robots will come in and take over our classrooms and teachers will be put out of jobs. That’s not actually how teaching and learning works.”

There is more at canvaslms.com

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