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Canvas scores with RMIT, Uni Canberra and Uni Sydney

RMIT University, Australia's largest tertiary institution, the University of Canberra, which is ranked among the top 100 young universities in the world, and the University of Sydney, ranked in the top 50 universities globally, have implemented Canvas to deliver a flexible, progressive and student-centred approach to learning.

With more than half (54 percent) of undergraduates reporting that they have had to supplement their university curriculum with additional classes to ensure they are attractive to employers, Australian institutions are increasingly focusing on work readiness.

Canvas’ ability to power self-directed study, which encourages the application of knowledge and critical thinking, will be pivotal in creating multi-skilled and adaptable graduates who are ready to make an immediate impact in the workforce.

“A skills-focused learning approach has a critical role in ensuring the success of the entire employment ecosystem — from individuals’ careers to the prosperity of businesses, industries and economies,” said Adam Bridgeman, Director of Educational Innovation at the University of Sydney. “Canvas will help us deliver motivating and engaging lessons to all our students, helping them develop the rounded and useful skills for employment and for a lifetime of learning.”

”The most forward-looking universities are increasingly embracing digital technology to augment face-to-face teaching, powering a more dynamic and flexible learning environment," said Troy Martin, VP of APAC for Canvas. We’re extremely proud to be working with some of Australia’s most well-respected institutions, who have recognised that digital transformation is a crucial vehicle for providing skills for employability and lifelong learning.


15 Oct 2017 | Australia
CIS urges better targeting for $23.5b Gonski 2.0 money News Image

Australian schools should use the extra Gonski 2.0 funding to improve early literacy and numeracy, give teachers fewer classes and more time outside the classroom, and provide classroom management training for teachers, new research from the Centre for Independent Studies finds. Read More

15 Oct 2017 | Sydney, NSW
Automarking 'methodologically flawed and massively incomplete' News Image

The NSW Teachers Federation claims that ACARA is rushing through with plans to have robots mark next year’s NAPLAN tests despite their justifications being discredited by world-leading research. A report by Dr Les Perelman from MIT describes the plan as 'methodologically flawed and massively incomplete'. Read More

15 Oct 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
Monash Children’s Hospital School opens News Image

Sick children in Melbourne’s south-east now have access to a world class education while continuing life-saving medical treatment, with the official opening of the state-of-the-art Monash Children’s Hospital School. Read More

15 Oct 2017 | Sydney, NSW
Teachers TV software allows real-time student teacher assessment News Image

Macquarie University and the Teachers TV Foundation have announced the success of a trial of 'Teaching Teams' which turns the cameras on teacher education students to improve their teaching techniques and effectiveness. The trial incorporated the 'Teaching Teams' technology into the course assessment. Read More

15 Oct 2017 | Melbourne, VIC
Parents want more life skills to be taught in school News Image

Parents want their children to have access to a ‘holistic education’ but cultural influences, location and income all play a role in their expectations, a study from ASG and Monash University  has revealed. Read More