- Canvas celebrates its launch into UK and Ireland schools with the "Canvas Space Programme"
LONDON, Nov. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Instructure, the creators of the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), today announces the launch of its "Canvas Space Programme" to celebrate its expansion into UK schools this autumn. Instructure opened its London office in March and now has 41 EMEA universities, colleges and schools using Canvas, including the University of Birmingham and the King Alfred School, London.
As part of its launch into schools in the UK and Ireland, Instructure is giving away 10 space kits to 10 lucky schools. The Canvas Space Programme offers select pupils the opportunity to embark on their own scientific exploration and capture extraordinary footage and data of the earth with their miniature space capsule. The data it collects includes temperature, pressure, wind speed, altitude, latitude and longitude. Collecting this data enables a classroom to connect with the upper atmosphere.
Canvas will provide winning participants everything they need to send a capsule to space, including a flight computer, a state-of-the-art camera, a GPS, a parachute and a space blanket (Martian defence ray not included).
Kenny Nicholl, Director EMEA at Canvas by Instructure, commented, "We're really excited to be launching our education software into schools, and what better way to celebrate than with space kits? Canvas is always looking for new ways to engage learners and our Space Programme aims to achieve this by bringing pupils' knowledge of science and technology to life. Innovation is at the heart of what we do, and as we look to inspire bright young minds, Canvas is eager to see the results of our space missions."
To apply for a space kit and become part of the Canvas Space Programme, teachers are invited to submit a 60 second video with their class, telling Instructure why they should win. Instructure created this video to learn about the Canvas Space Programme. The submission deadline is 12th January 2015 and entries can be made here.
Instructure launched Canvas in February 2011 and has since attracted more than 1,000 institutions. Today it supports more than 16 million teachers and students from around the world. Its London office services the UK, Ireland, Benelux, Scandinavia and Norway education markets. To keep learning, visit www.canvasvle.co.uk.
Instructure, Inc. developed the Canvas Virtual Learning Environment to make teaching and learning easier for everyone, everywhere. Canvas empowers learning in every context with open, usable SaaS technologies. And through Canvas Network, Instructure provides a cloud platform where teachers, learners and institutions worldwide can connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development and academic inquiry.
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