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Singapore's University of Applied Learning Selects Echo360 as its New Video Platform to Increase Student Engagement with Course Content

2017-12-06 08:00

University announces partnership with Echo360 to support active learning and generate insights into student progress

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading academic video platform Echo360 announced a new, long-term partnership with Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore's university of applied learning, to launch a campus-wide initiative that leverages technology to increase students' participation and engagement.

Following a competitive evaluation process, SIT selected Echo360 to implement a cloud-based video capture platform that will act as a single solution for all of the university's current and future video capture needs. The platform includes features such as scheduled lecture capture and LMS integration that minimize barriers to staff participation, as well as the need for IT support and training, and ensure that the platform works with faculty and student workflows. Students will also have access to active learning tools that they can utilize to ask questions, bookmark important content, take time-synced notes during lectures, and engage with instructors and peers while viewing content on any device.

"SIT has adopted the Echo360 platform for lecture recording to provide a more integrated learning experience for its students," said Associate Professor Foo Yong Lim, Assistant Provost (Applied Learning), SIT.

Echo360's platform also includes an analytics dashboard, which analyzes data generated from students' usage of Echo360 and provides instructors with insights into how students are engaging with and understanding course content. With this data, faculty can easily identify what concepts their students are struggling with or not engaging with and make adjustments to their lectures, lesson plans, and teaching materials to better meet their students' needs.

"SIT is a leader in providing industry-focused and relevant education. We are looking forward to working with such an innovative institution," said Jocasta Williams, General Manager at Echo360 in Asia Pacific. "Research shows promising outcomes for students engaged in active learning and we are proud to have built a platform that supports that pedagogy at scale."

Use of the new solution, which will be fully integrated within 150 classrooms in six SIT campuses, will begin in January 2018.

About Echo360: Echo360 believes that improved outcomes start with great moments in the classroom. Developed by educators, Echo360 helps instructors capture and extend those moments to improve student engagement before, during, and after class. Through our video and engagement platform, students and faculty have 24/7 access to classroom discussion, presentation materials, and the lecture itself. We generate data that helps instructors and institutions identify problems early and take action. Today, Echo360 technologies are used by over 3M students in 11,000 classrooms at 750 institutions across 30 countries. Echo360 is backed by Revolution Growth led by Steve Case, Ted Leonsis, and Donn Davis

About Singapore Institute of Technology: Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is Singapore's university of applied learning. It aims to be a leader in innovative university education by integrating learning, industry, and community as part of its unique pedagogy. Partnering with world-class universities, SIT offers applied degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy. SIT also aims to cultivate in its students four distinctive traits, or the SIT-DNA, which will prepare them to be 'thinking tinkerers', who are 'able to learn, unlearn, and relearn', be 'catalysts for transformation' and finally, become 'grounded in the community'.


Source: Echo360

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