“I felt like a rock star and the students, they looked like rock stars, and I will never, ever forget this course!” – Colin Montpetit, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa
I’m a big fan of audio books and there is nothing like listening to a great book narrated by the author himself. We’ve published the research results of a flipped classroom success story at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
They are often the “unsung heroes” who get the blame when technology does not work, but rarely get full credit when it performs as expected.
About whom are we talking? Why campus information technology services of course!
STEM courses are often plagued by high attrition rates, especially in introductory classes. But new research sheds light on ways to reduce attrition and increase pass rates for students in rigorous STEM courses. The research was published in the National Academy of Sciences and authored by researchers at the University of Washington and the University of Maine.
Case Western Reserve University is one of the nation’s top universities. This independent, leading research institute offers world-class academic programs in Cleveland’s culturally vibrant University Circle. Technology plays a critical role in delivering that academic experience.
It was totally appropriate that the 2014 Active Learning Conference was held at the Peter B. Lewis Building on the Case Western Reserve University campus in Cleveland, OH. The building, designed by revolutionary architect Frank Gehry, is home to the Weatherhead School of Management and reflects the school’s innovative approach to teaching.
Two teams faced off to an Oxford style debate last week on NPR to argue the motion, “More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete.” The team debating for the motion was comprised of EdX founder and MIT professor Anant Agarwal along with Ben Nelson, Chairman and CEO of The Minerva Project.
Earlier today, we announced the expansion of our partnership with Dell to sell the Echo360 Active Learning Solutions around the world. Over the past year, Dell and Echo360 have connected 425 classrooms with Echo360 active learning solutions to reach thousands of students at leading institutions including Yale University and City University of London.
If you’re on the campus of Case Western University in Cleveland for the Echo360 Active Learning Conference on April 29, you may want to bring along an extra pair of shades. You might need them to fend off the lights of the paparazzi.
Over the past two weeks, we’ve added our voice to the growing chorus of those who are questioning whether institutions should be investing time and money into MOOCs. We firmly believe that the hype surrounding MOOCs has obscured the real digital revolution occurring in higher education.
- Learn about LectureTools at one of our upcoming free workshops (38,670)
- Extending the boundaries of the institution: Distance Learning and MOOCs (36,098)
- The Trouble with MOOCs (30,215)
- University of Ottawa Ditches Clickers and Selects LectureTools (28,389)
- Save the date for the 2014 EMEA User Community Conference (25,907)
- Join us for a complimentary webinar event: Lecture Capture: Training Veterinary Students in a Digital World (15,406)
- Canvas Integration is Here! (14,752)
- Echo360 Analytics (14,021)
- INFOGRAPHIC – What happens when you flip a class? (13,374)
- A few key takeaways from our Great Lakes regional user meeting (11,692)
- Clickers versus LectureTools (11,426)
- Echo360 Acquires ThinkBinder: Active Learning Meets the New Social Studies (11,384)
- Active Learning: Where fearless teaching inspires fearless learning (10,669)
- To teach fearlessly, you first have capture your course content (9,605)
- STEM and the Flipped Classroom: A Perfect Match (9,138)