Active Learning Blog

Active Learning for 2015

Sep 8, 2015 7:00:00 AM by Fred Krazeise

We’ve come a long way since Echo360 released its’ first lecture capture solution in 2006. Facebook and social media was in its’ infancy. The iPhone was still a year away from being released. Fast forward to 2015 and we now see an invasion of mobile devices and applications. Does your classroom look like the one in the photo above? Students today are “digital natives” and they’re bringing all these new technologies to their learning. Universities also have a new emphasis on collecting data to gain greater visibility, and leveraging their content for new hybrid and online courses offeried from the cloud. A lot has changed in 10 years.

In his presentation at our upcoming user conference in Los Angeles, Active Learning for 2015, Bill Holding (Executive Vice President, Product for Echo360) will talk about how the company’s solution has evolved from simply recording classroom sessions to now enabling a true active learning environment. Instructors today have an opportunity to engage their classes and understand more about their students than ever before. With real-time data collected by Echo360’s new active learning platform, instructors can glean unprecedented insights into the minds of their students.

Instructors now can collect data on a wide range of classroom behavior. Are students taking notes? Are they participating in class discussion threads? Are they confused? Are they bookmarking key areas for their study guides? Behavioral data such as this, collected in real-time, can help instructors optimize their classroom for to improve student engagement, retention, and outcomes.

We have a full agenda of information-packed sessions such as this. We’re bringing together educators and technologists from all over the world who will share their experience using Echo360. Please join us in Los Angeles, September 21-22, 2015. The conference is free to all attendees, but space is limited. So, click on the icon below and reserve your spot! And be sure to book your room today (September 8, 2015) at the stunning Hotel MdR Marina del Rey to lock in the discounted room rate.

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