Haiku Learning – Bryan Falcon, Founder & CEO, Tucson, AZ
Haiku Learning is a digital learning platform that allows educators to create cloud-based content and sharing. Teachers are able to create interactive pages with embedded web-based content in a user-friendly learning management system. The platform includes assessment features that allow teachers to be able to annotate submitted work, store grades, post calendar reminders and build quizzes. Students can also access Haiku Learning on tablets such as iPad and Windows 8. The working group at Haiku Learning state, “We love working with educators to provide an easy-to-use digital learning platform that enhances teaching and learning.” Teachers can sign up for free, with the option to upgrade given number of students and storage space required. For example, 7 classes with 5GB storage and 525 users costs $4.95/month. Institutions such as schools and/or districts would have a monthly cost depending on storage requirements.
Retrieved from http://www.haikulearning
Bryan Falcon has a background in the arts, and besides acting as CEO of Haiku Learning, is presently a freelance director for theatre and film and previously founded LightSky, was artistic director for New World Arts and adjunct professor at Goshen College.
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According to the Haiku Learning website, “a learning platform should be easy to use, easy on the eyes, and easy on the budget”. Bryan Falcon was inspired to create Haiku Learning while consulting for school districts who were seeking more options than what is available for digital learning platforms and is listed as being responsible for the “creative” vision and execution of the platform.
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The quality of the team is balanced in strengths and includes a cofounder with a strong business development background and staff in the areas of finance, human resources, software engineering, and client services.
Having used Haiku Learning as a learning platform for our group project in ETEC 510, I was interested to find out more about the founders of this platform. It was user-friendly and easy to use. Our group specifically developed an Arts module and Haiku Learning seemed to allow for more creativity than other available platforms. I was not surprised that one of the founders had a background in the Arts because of the allowances in the platform to create an aesthetically pleasing product.