SUCCESS STORY

Howard University

“Echo360 provides more engagement opportunities for more users.”
Morris Thomas
Assistant Provost and Academic Director
Howard University Office of the Provost
Customer
About
Howard is one of the world’s most prestigious destinations for professionals in health, science, engineering, art, law, and education. The University motto, Veritas et Utilitas (or Truth and Service) inspires more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students pursuing 143 programs of study to dedicate hundreds of hours each year to service to the local community and the world.
MARKET
Higher Education
Echosystem Solution
EchoVideo and Dojo360

Capturing Lectures Lets More Students Engage with Them

Howard University found itself unexpectedly in need of new lecture capture technology when its previous vendor closed, and choosing Echo360 provided administrators and instructors with bold new tools to drive positive educational outcomes. EchoVideo’s Universal Capture capabilities allow Howard instructors to easily record and archive lectures, allowing students to go back for a refresher at any time. Furthermore, Dojo360’s built-in analytical tools help admins pinpoint students who may be losing focus for early intervention.

Howard University found itself unexpectedly in need of new lecture capture technology when its previous vendor closed, and choosing Echo360 provided administrators and instructors with bold new tools to drive positive educational outcomes. EchoVideo's Universal Capture capabilities allow Howard instructors to easily record and archive lectures, allowing students to go back for a refresher at any time. Furthermore, Dojo360’s built-in analytical tools help admins pinpoint students who may be losing focus for early intervention.

Echo360's e3 Formula in Action

Howard University leverages Dojo360 and EchoVideo to increase student participation and engagement. Adding quizzes to prerecorded lectures to verify understanding has proven essential to helping learners pursue their goals successfully.

Equity

Howard instructors combine Dojo360’s intuitive course creation tools with EchoVideo’s industry-leading video management capabilities to facilitate educational experiences appropriate for students of all learning styles and ability levels. For example, EchoVideo’s automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology accurately captions recorded lectures so students can read along with their instructors.

Engagement

Howard administrators noticed a sharp uptick in users after switching to Dojo360. Content is fully accessible on mobile devices, allowing professors and students alike to engage with it whenever, wherever, and however they want to.

Evidence

Dojo360 offers polling capabilities used by Howard instructors to track class engagement in real time. If a student is zoning out, their instructor now knows that they need to bring them back on board. If the entire class understands a concept, instructors have the evidence they need to move on to something new even if it wasn’t in the original plan.

3 Key Takeaways

Never Underestimate Multimodal Learning

Most students study best when they can engage multiple senses. EchoVideo’s ASR capabilities allow Howard students to read and hear academic lectures, promoting information retention compared to listening alone.

You Can Start Slow

Dojo360 is equipped with multiple features to help learners succeed and Howard realized that it might be overwhelming to introduce them all at once to students, instructors, and administrators. Instead, the educational institution is pursuing an ongoing strategy of implementation to ensure all stakeholders get as much as they can from the innovative Echo360 technology.

Tech Has to Work for Everyone

Many organizations fall into the trap of focusing exclusively on students. Dojo360 combines a great student experience with sortable dashboards for administrators and accessible course creation tools, allowing Howard University to deliver an outstanding experience for everybody.
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