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Monday, June 22, 2015

Team From CalArts Launches Online Learning Platform

"Kadenze went live on June 16, launching an online learning platform purpose-built for the arts and creative technologies. Based in Valencia, Calif., the start-up pairs world-class instructors with a digital platform specifically created to support an online arts-based curriculum." according to California Institute of the Arts.

 
Welcome to Kadenze from KadenzeOfficial on Vimeo.

Open to learners anywhere in the world, Kadenze launches in partnership with creative arts departments at leading universities and institutions, including: Princeton University, Stanford University, California Institute of the Arts, UCLA, California College of the Arts, Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Goldsmiths University of London. (Full list below.)

“We could not be more proud of Kadenze,” said CalArts President Steven Lavine. “With faculty member and co-founder Ajay Kapur serving as CEO and 60% of the staff composed of alumni, this dynamic new enterprise brilliantly exemplifies the power of CalArts experimental ethos.”

Kadenze fills a void in the online education world, as there have been no arts-focused platforms that deliver a comprehensive educational experience or assess students’ work properly. Kadenze’s technology platform enables media-rich lessons and assignment submissions, including algorithms to analyze and measure students’ performance and progress as they complete courses.

Kadenze allows students to choose the option that best fits their needs:

  • Free: Enroll in any available course, watch video lectures and participate in forums;
  • Premium: Submit assignments, receive grades, build and share portfolio and resume, receive discounts in Kadenze bookstore, take courses for credit, and more;
  • Credit: Take courses for college credit;
Select Kadenze courses are offered for college credit at a cost that allows access to students around the world. At launch, nearly half the courses in the Kadenze catalog can be taken for credit.
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About Kadenze Inc.
Kadenze Inc. is an education technology company built to address the needs of students and faculty in the arts and creative technology. Kadenze delivers a first-of-its kind creative arts education, providing access to the highest quality online interactive courses and an engaged network of schools, instructors, and students.
 
Founded in 2013 by CalArts faculty Ajay Kapur, Ph.D., Jordan Hochenbaum, Ph.D, Owen Vallis, Ph.D. along with Perry Cook, Ph.D. and Ashok Ahuja, Kadenze and its supporting technologies are the product of extensive academic experience and research. The founding and executive team is augmented by others with deep experience in arts technology education, machine learning, and with business and serial entrepreneurial expertise.

Kadenze launches in partnership with creative arts departments at leading universities and institutions, including: Princeton University, Stanford University, California Institute of the Arts, UCLA, Otis College of Art and Design, California College of the Arts, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Goldsmiths University of London, Cornish College of the Arts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, University of Miami, Seoul Institute of the Arts, University of Saint Joseph in Macau, University College Cork in Ireland, National University of Singapore, and the Processing Foundation.
To learn more, visit www.kadenze.com. Kadenze is a trademark of Kadenze Inc.

Source: SCVNEWS.com and KadenzeOfficial (Vimeo)


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