Lecture Capture Helps Personalize Distance Learning
Alphacrucis College offers undergraduate, graduate, and vocational programs in theology and Christian leadership studies. With campuses located throughout Australia and New Zealand, the college serves a diverse and geographically dispersed student population.
But, by adopting Echo360 lecture capture technology, Alphacrucis is able to creatively connect with students who might not otherwise be able to study with them. At Alphacrucis, lecture capture technology is used to:
- Provide on-demand access to course content on their personal digital devices.
- Enable advanced learning models such as flipped classes and blended learning.
- Provide personalized, distance learning to students who can now receive the same dynamic classroom experience as on-campus students.
- Provide “live streaming” of course lectures where students can interact with each other as well as address the issue of overcrowded classrooms.
The live webcasting feature of Echo360 not only helps distance students participate in real-time, it has also benefited the college. Now, if a classroom is overcrowded, the live webcast feature can simply be turned on to stream the class into additional rooms as necessary.
The use of Echo360 lecture capture has sparked considerable discussion among the staff and faculty at Alphacrucis. Instructors regularly meet to discuss best-practices for online training / instruction and look for the most effective and engaging ways in which to teach students.
Finally, through the use of the learner analytics tools within the Echo360 system, instructors can measure student participation and engagement with their course content. Instructors can see if students comprehend their material, see where they are having problems, and easily answer questions. Student participation data has been especially useful to administrators who wanted to determine the return on investment for the technology.
Watch the video below to hear Alphacrucis instructors share their experiences in using Echo360 technology to enhance learning at their institution: