Echo360’s Interactive Media Turns Passive Video into Active Learning

“What we know about cognitive science is that students learn when they do something with information. There’s nothing more passive than just sitting and watching a video. We need to ask our students to do something with information if we truly want them to learn it and retain it and to process it” —Meret Burke,…

Using Embedded Polling to Assess Student Knowledge and Skills in Online and Hybrid Courses

Formative Assessments Create Opportunities to Engage Students and Assess Course-Related Knowledge and Skills As universities move more to teaching online, how can instructors create greater opportunities for student engagement? What is the role of formative assessment in online learning and how can instructors discover what, how much, and how well their students are learning? These…

How Macquarie University Uses Video Assignments to Develop and Extend Students’ Communication and Digital Storytelling Skills

Click here to read more on how a team of lecturers from The University of Tasmania from across several colleges have been successfully using Echo360’s video and mobile technology with students. Enrolments doubled this year for ‘The Archaeology of Death and Burial’ course at Macquarie University. Associate Professor Ronika Power, Lecturer in Bioarchaeology at the…

“The Guide on the Side” Vodcast–Using Echo360 Student Response Tools for a More Engaging Online or Hybrid Learning Experience

Encouraging student participation and keeping them engaged was a challenge many instructors faced during the rapid pivot to emergency remote learning last Spring. But by using Echo360, student response activities can be embedded into classroom presentations and videos. These activities can be used to assess student learning and promote thoughtful discussion regardless of how a…

Effective Online and Hybrid Instruction in the Age of COVID-19

According to a database compiled by the College Crisis Initiative at Davidson College, over 1000 institutions in the U.S. plan to offer hybrid or fully online programs for the upcoming fall term. Success will depend upon each institution’s ability to transition from the emergency remote teaching of the Spring to delivering a hybrid or online…