Among the highlights of our recent North American Community User Conference was the introduction of our 2019 North American Academic Champion Grant awardees.

This global grant program is designed to promote innovative uses of Echo360 in the classroom, encourage faculty adoption of best practices for academic video, and to explore new ways to use Echo360 to increase student engagement and success.

“The Academic Champion Grant Program is a great way for us to partner with the colleges and universities around the world who use Echo360,” says Wes Barnes, Echo360 vice president for customer success. “The investment we make in this program pays off not only for the institutions receiving the grant, but across the entire Echo360 community. Institutions everywhere will benefit and learn from the experiences of our champions. It helps to expand the knowledge base about Echo360 and helps create a peer network that can inform and inspire instructors everywhere.”

The 2019 North American academic champions were selected from 8 institutions across the United States and Canada, representing disciplines such as Science, Communications and Foreign Languages, Medicine, Nursing, Criminal Justice, and Economics. After selection, awardees attended a 2-day intensive workshop to help build their expertise in the use of Echo360 and learn from their peers at other institutions. They also participated in a panel discussion at the Echo360 North American User Conference where they answered questions from attendees and shared their experiences about the program and what they hope to accomplish in the coming year.

Over the course of the next academic year, the awardees will meet monthly to share their experiences and track their progress. They may also be invited to write blog articles and participate in webinars or other speaking engagements throughout the upcoming year.

Watch the video below to hear from our academic champions and to learn more about the Echo360 Academic Champion grant program.  Discover what their counterparts are doing in the EMEA and A/NZ regions.

The 2019 Echo360 North American Academic Champion Grant Program recipients

We offer our congratulations and wish them all great success in the upcoming academic year.

  • Kate Moisse – McMaster University, Assistant Professor in Faculty of Science
  • Kate Bradford – Indian River State College, Professor in the Criminal Justice department
  • Meret Burke – Wilkes Community College, Chair-Communication and Language Departments
  • Xinyi Tan – Coastal Carolina University, Assistant Professor, Chinese and French
  • Kristi Reuille – University of Toledo, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
  • Khasad Yahu ZarBabal – CUNY Medgar Evers, Assistant Professor, Economics and Finance
  • Peter Bodary – University of Michigan, Clinical Assistant Professor, Applied Exercise Science and Movement Science
  • Marnie Imhoff – UNMC, Associate Program Director and Assistant Professor
  • Linsey M. Donner, UNMC, Microbiology Coordinator and Assistant Professor

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