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University of Edinburgh Selects Echo360 Video Platform to Enhance Teaching and Learning

University of Edinburgh Selects Echo360 Video Platform to Enhance Teaching and Learning

 

Following a rigorous evaluation and selection process, we are very pleased to announce that the University of Edinburgh has selected Echo360 as its university-wide academic video platform. Edinburgh, one of the leading universities in the world, will use insights gained from Echo360 analytics to inform instruction and drive deeper student engagement with learning content. Instructors will be able to gain new understanding into how students engage with their course content as they progress through class. Recent research has found that students using Echo360’s video platform and active learning strategies saw a positive increase in engagement and course grades.

“Every day, our students and academic colleagues push boundaries through world-class teaching and cutting-edge research,” said Anne-Marie Scott, Deputy Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services at University of Edinburgh. “Similarly, we at the University seek to constantly evolve the academic experience for students. Echo360’s innovative approach to lecture capture pairs sound teaching practice with high quality video and analytics, creating new opportunities for meaningful learning experiences.”

To keep the administrative burden and barriers to staff participation low, the University will use Echo360 to automate classroom lecture recordings. In addition to watching their lecture recordings on demand, Echo360 engagement tools let students ask questions, bookmark important content, take time-synced notes during lectures and engage with lecturers and peers, all from a mobile device, tablet or computer.

Edinburgh will roll-out Echo360 over the next 3 years and campus-wide implementation will be completed by September 2019. The first stage of the project will replace and upgrade existing software and audio-visual equipment in 114 rooms by the start of the 2017/18 academic year. By the start of the 2018/19 academic year, approximately 300 rooms will be equipped and, when roll-out is complete, 400 rooms will be enabled to deliver lecture recordings. Echo360 will also be integrated within the University’s two existing virtual learning management systems.

“We’re excited to partner with the University of Edinburgh, one of the most innovative universities in the world, to deploy a next-generation learning capture system that will serve as the go-to model for academic video for years to come,” said Fred Singer, CEO and found of Echo360. “Video is a fundamental aspect of today’s post-secondary experience, and forward-thinking universities recognize its importance in shaping the future of teaching and learning.”

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