Watch Party for Education

“Online live lecture watch parties are amazing because it feels a lot more engaging than just having to watch the already recorded lecture alone.” (Student)  In 2020, Senior Psychology Lecturer, Emily Nordmann and her colleagues were trying to  address a new challenge; supporting first and second year students who had opted for a traditional on-campus…

How Echo360 Became an Essential Teaching and Learning Tool at Northampton Community College

Emphasis on Faculty Training and Development Helps to Drive Adoption of Academic Video in More Than 500 Courses When Beth Ritter-Guth became Associate Dean for Online Learning & Educational Technology at Northampton Community College in 2019, one of her first tasks was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the educational technology used on campus. She focused…

EdTech Leaders Share the Benefits of Replacing Kaltura with Echo360 as Their Campus Video Platform

Lowering costs, reducing complexity, and providing better user experiences are the primary benefits of standardizing on Echo360 Two EdTech leaders recently shared reasons why their institutions selected Echo360 over Kaltura when consolidating their campus video applications. They described how, with Echo360, they can effectively manage all their video content on campus while providing their faculty…

How One Instructor Uses Echo360 to Engage and Assess Students

Click here to see the feedback video. I began using Echo360 several years ago as a teaching tool in my online courses. Initially, I used Echo360 to record short videos for my classes to help create a sense of social presence, provide personalized tutorials, and connect course concepts from one week to the next. At…

Webinar Recap: Beyond COVID – Providing Student Choice in Course Delivery with Hybrid Teaching

The “Choice Model” Addresses Student Expectations for More Hybrid and Online Learning Options Post-Pandemic Student experiences during the pandemic have likely reset their expectations for how teaching should be delivered. Colleges and universities plan to fully open campuses and resume classroom instruction this fall, but many students have said they want more choices for how…

Brock University Professor Makes Online Learning Interactive, Engaging, and Personal

This is the second article in a two-part series outlining how Brock University uses Echo360 for online learning and video content management. Formative Assessment Activities Keep Students Participating and Engaged While Learning Online Keeping students focused in large-enrollment lecture classes is challenging during normal times when classes are presented face-to-face. Keeping them engaged during online…