Echo360 Active Learning Platform EdTech - Review and consider possibilities
Last updated on 17/03/2020
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Increase active learning and student engagement in your teaching by transforming a class into a community with the Echo360 Active Learning Platform.
The Echo360 Active Learning Platform provides the tools to encourage more active engagement during in-person sessions of courses and with online content. This enables lecturers to meet students’ immediate needs and produce opportunities for deeper learning.
What does Echo360 (Active Learning Platform) offer?
Lecture Capture is a flexible tool that supports student learning styles and preferences with automated recording of lectures available on demand. The recorded lectures are then available via Learning@Griffith for students to re-watch at a later stage for revisiting content.
Universal Capture provides the functionality for instructors to make recordings outside of the lecture venue on a desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, or tablet. Record adhoc video content on the fly and use it later to add more context. Examples include pre-recording lectures, guest interviews, conference presentations, onsite demonstrations, hands on demonstrations.
Student Engagement tools allow instructors to interact with students through presentations using polls and discussions. Students can also take notes in context with the video content, ask questions and flag the instructor if they have questions regarding lecture content.
Content Management system provides the ability to upload, store and share quality teaching content across multiple courses to support wider engagement for all students. The library component can be used to house video content, presentations and case studies.
Analytics grants the instructor access to capture rich, real-time behavioural data on class attendance and participation. The Analytics feature can be used by the instructor to review student usage presentations, such as where they spent their time, and whether they took notes. Data can be incorporated from student polls and discussions to gather a clear picture of student engagement in the lecture.
There is also a mobile app that allows you to access course content, participate in the activities and polling, take notes and not miss out wherever you are.
While Echo360 (Active Learning Platform) offers many components, it is up to you to decide when you are ready to use the new features and tools, as you might like to take some time to familiarise yourself and feel comfortable with the enhanced Lecture Capture and Universal Capture components of the system first.
Consider what features of the Echo360 Active Learning Platform you would like to use. You can use all the features available, or just the lecture recording until you become more familiar with the platform. As you start using the different tools, remember to explain to the students you will be using these features in your teaching and what they can expect back from you.
The Echo360 Active Learning Platform is available in your Learning@Griffith course site. If you don't have a link to Echo360 in your course, follow these instructions to add the link.
Your Learning and Teaching Consultant can suggest ways to optimise the use of the Echo360 Active Learning Platform for your teaching practice.
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