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November 19, 2009 07:00 ET

Clemson University Students Experience Future of Education With Online Masters Program

School of Engineering Uses Echo360 to Power Supply Chain Degree

DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2009) - Echo360, higher education's first choice for allowing students to relive the classroom experience on demand, announced that Clemson University School of Engineering is using lecture capture as the curriculum delivery backbone for its online masters degree in Supply Chain Logistics for Capital Projects. As a result, busy professionals enrolled in the program are balancing work, travel and their education in a completely on-demand environment.

This unique degree emphasizes a practical, interdisciplinary education to streamline logistics efficiencies in the real world, making the production and transport of products all over the globe faster and less expensive. The program, endowed by the Fluor Corporation, partners with businesses to attract top industrial engineers from UPS, CH2M Hill, Hatch Engineering and Fluor itself.

Dr. Anand K. Gramopadhye, Clemson's Professor and Chair of Industrial Engineering, is pleased with student feedback, "Echo360 has enabled the Department of Industrial Engineering to deliver a high-quality online master's program in Capital Supply Chain and Logistics to working professionals."

Program students live in the United States, Saudi Arabia, China, and Hong Kong -- making asynchronous delivery of the program mandatory.

"Imagine the challenges of seeking an advanced degree while working full time and living in 23 locations within one year. The software is perfect for our professional students who are utilizing their travel time for their education," said Dr. William Ferrell, professor of industrial engineering and associate dean of the graduate school. "Echo360 technology is part of the future of education and we could not have launched this degree program without it."

Faculty have the flexibility to capture content and make adjustments to teaching methods based on feedback from students. "At first, I was nervous recording myself," said Dr. Mary Beth Kurz, associate professor of Industrial Engineering at Clemson University. "But the technology makes it so easy to capture all my teaching materials and deliver it to our students through rich media and podcasts. Echo360 offers the best possible asynchronous teaching environment for us."

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Echo360 envisions an opportunity for every student to be freed from traditional barriers to learning with an on-demand education experience. Full-time, part-time, distance, continuing, and online all describe today's student living in a 24/7 world. On-demand media and education converge at Echo360, helping colleges and universities engage students on the students' terms with full and unbounded access to classroom-based content via multiplatform replay. Developed in partnership with the University of Western Australia, Echo360 means scalable and affordable lecture capture solutions that can provide institutions of all sizes with universal availability of lecture content. Learn more at www.echo360.com

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