Learnhub

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LearnHub
Type of site
Social Learning Network
OwnerSavvica Inc.
Websitelearnhub.com
LaunchedMarch 2008

LearnHub was a social learning network for international education[1] run by Savvica Inc.,[2] an online learning company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[3] The website was launched in 2008 to help Indian students find higher education opportunities primarily in the US, the UK and Canada. The website was shut down in 2013 following closure of the company's Toronto headquarters. The site offered test preparation tools, a university program directory, student counselling and a career network.[4] In May 2010, LearnHub became the 30th most visited website in India.[5] In June 2011 Learnhub was 13th most visited site in India[6] and the most popular education website in India. This success was highly cyclical and was a result of the traffic spikes in May/June when Indian students were using the vast free test prep database housed on the site. As of December 2012, LearnHub closed its Toronto office and stopped updating its website, Twitter and Facebook pages, suggesting that the company was no longer operating. In April 2013, Top Hat Monocle announced that LearnHub co-founder and former CEO Malgosia Green became the company's new Chief Product Officer.[7]

Social learning network[edit]

LearnHub was a social learning network which used Web 2.0 to allow international students to form discussions concerning higher education and studying abroad.[8] It was designed to allow people to share learning and knowledge in online communities.[9]

Test preparation[edit]

LearnHub offered free access to IIT-JEE, BITSAT, AIEEE, SAT, GMAT, GRE and TOEFL practice exams and question banks.[10] The site included thousands of original practice test questions.[11] Students could also check the government released results of IIT JEE on the website.[12]

Program directory[edit]

LearnHub had a program directory with information about university and college programs from the UK, the US, Canada, India and South Korea. These programs could be filtered by destination country, subject and education level.[13]

University and college directory[edit]

LearnHub contained articles about universities and colleges. These articles contained information about the location, campus, academic programs, tuition and financial aid. LearnHub had partnered with a variety of institutions, including public and private Colleges and Universities, technical institutes, research institutions, and liberal arts colleges.

United States[edit]

A - Z
Adler School of Professional Psychology Northern Arizona University
Arkansas Tech University Northern Michigan
Ashland University Northern Virginia Community College
Assumption College Northwest Missouri State University
Augustana College Ohio University
Bellarmine University Oklahoma Christian University
Benedictine College Oklahoma City University
Cabrini College Otterbein College
California Flight Academy Phoenix East Aviation
California State University, San Marcos Post University
Centenary College Sacred Heart University
Chicago School of Professional Psychology Saint Francis University
College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University Southern Nazarene University
Concordia College (Moorhead) Southern New Hampshire University
Concordia College (New York) Southern Utah University
Daemen College Spring Arbor University
DeVry University Spring Hill College
Dowling College St. Catherine University
Drury University St. Johns University
Eckerd College Saint Mary's College
Emporia State University St. Norbert College
Felician College The Ohio State University
Ferris State University Thomas College
Fisher College Troy University
Florida Southern College University of Alabama Birmingham
Golden Gate University University of Bridgeport
Guilford College University of Findlay
Hope College University of Kentucky
Indiana Tech University of New Haven
Kaplan University Online University of North Dakota
Kent State University University of Northern Iowa
Kutztown University University of Rochester
Lafayette College University of South Carolina
LeTourneau University University of the Pacific
Loras College University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Lynn University Ursuline College
Manchester College US Flight Academy
Marietta Colleger Valparaiso University
Mercer University Virginia International University
Metropolitan College of New York Walsh College
Midway University Washington College
Midwestern State University Western New England College
Mississippi College Wittenberg University
Mississippi State University Wright State University
National University (California)
New England Institute of Technology
North Carolina State University

United Kingdom[edit]

A - Z
London School of Business and Finance
Middlesex University
Sheffield Hallam University
University of Dundee
University of East Anglia
University of Stirling

Canada[edit]

A - Z
Algonquin College
Camosun College
Cape Breton University
Carleton University
Fanshawe College
North Island College
Royal Roads University
Selkirk College
Sheridan College
St. Francis Xavier University
St. Thomas University (New Brunswick)
Thompson Rivers University
University Canada West
University of the Fraser Valley
Vancouver Island University

India[edit]

A - Z
Indian School of Business and Finance
International School of Management Studies
School of Inspired Leadership

South Korea[edit]

A - Z
Solbridge International School of Business

Student Counselling[edit]

LearnHub had an office in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. LearnHub student counsellors guided students with respect to admissions, entrance exam prep, financial aid and visas for universities and colleges around the world.[14]

Technology[edit]

LearnHub ran on an Open-source software stack, including Ruby on Rails.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Degree Programs". Indian Express. February 6, 2009. Retrieved June 18, 2010.
  2. ^ "Ticket to Fly". The Telegraph. April 16, 2009. Retrieved June 24, 2010.
  3. ^ "LearnHub Profile". Industry Canada. March 2010. Retrieved August 3, 2010.
  4. ^ "Learnhub.com dons a new look". Hindustan Times. May 7, 2010. Retrieved June 18, 2010.
  5. ^ "Quantcast". Retrieved June 21, 2010.
  6. ^ "Quantcast". Retrieved June 20, 2011.
  7. ^ http://www.techvibes.com/blog/top-hat-monocle-adds-two-new-executives-ralf-riekers-and-malgosia-green-2013-04-18
  8. ^ Tossel, Ivor (June 4, 2010). "Toronto's Transformation to Silicon Valley North". Globe and Mail. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
  9. ^ Pain, Paromita (June 30, 2008). "Learn Together". The Hindu. Delhi. Retrieved June 24, 2010.
  10. ^ "Hindustan Times". Hindustan Times. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  11. ^ "Question Banks". India: The Education Times. July 14, 2008. Retrieved June 24, 2010.
  12. ^ "IIT JEE Results 2010 Available at JEE.learnhub.com". Spot this Now. May 26, 2010. Retrieved June 21, 2010.
  13. ^ "Indian Students to have access to international degree programmes through LearnHub.com". Digital Learning. March 2009. Retrieved August 23, 2010.
  14. ^ "Mississippi State University awards $190,800 worth scholarships to LearnHub candidates from India". Hindustan Times. July 27, 2010. Retrieved August 4, 2010.

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