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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Students Rank Lecture Capture 'Most Important' Blended Learning Resource

Given the Option, Students Overwhelmingly Prefer Lecture Capture to Enhance Studies.
Echo360, the global leader in campus-wide blended learning and lecture capture solutions, today released a paper entitled 'The Student View of Blended Learning.'

The paper reveals that students selected Lecture Capture as the 'most important blended learning technology resource,' followed by 'Course/Learning Management Systems' and 'Smartboards & Projectors.' Eighty-four percent of respondents said they would like to see institutions expand the use of blended learning while 86 percent responded that it increases their understanding of course material.

The findings in the paper result from a survey administered to nearly 2,000 students from 17 higher education institutions in 2010. For a copy of the paper, visit:

Among the top benefits of lecture capture and blended learning solutions identified by students are:

  • Helps me review material from class
  • Helps me prepare for exams
  • Allows me to learn independently
  • Clarifies confusing topics
  • Improves overall learning experience
  • Helps me use my time more efficiently

About Echo360

Photo: Echo360 Inc.
As a global leader in blended learning and lecture capture solutions, Echo360 helps higher education institutions keep pace with modern students' learning needs through products that digitally record and upload learning content. Echo360 has been recognized with a Product Line Strategy of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan and named a Visionary Vendor in Educational Technology by IT research firm Basex. Echo360's products facilitate better instruction for large collections of students, lower costs and enrich learning experiences by enabling students to easily access and share multimedia content.
Through Echo360's platform, students can replay recorded sessions and review information from instructors online; at their convenience and across various devices. 400 colleges and universities in 29 countries, including University College London, Purdue University, NYU, Columbia University and the University of Western Australia, use Echo360's products. 

Source: Marketwire

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