SOURCE: Echo360


May 21, 2013 00:01 ET

City University of Hong Kong Selects Echo360 to Create an Active Learning Environment With Video

CityU Supports Flipped Classroom, On Campus and Distance Learning Students Using Echo360

DULLES, VA--(Marketwired - May 21, 2013) - Echo360, the global leader in campus-wide active and distance learning solutions, announced that City University of Hong Kong is enhancing teaching and learning with instructional video created and published using Echo360 technology. The University is expanding its use of Echo360 because of a rapidly changing academic culture that places personalized learning, social collaboration and immediate access for students at the forefront of the institution's curriculum strategy. By creating and sharing an active learning environment created with Echo360, CityU achieves a globalized campus, potentially reaching instructors and students from any location in the world.

An Echo360 customer since 2009, and the first in Hong Kong, CityU is among the top 100 institutions worldwide. The institution is committed to preparing students for the global economy through its innovative Discovery Enriched Curriculum (DEC™). This curriculum program leverages technology to stimulate innovation and critical thinking. Echo360 and video lectures create a self-directed, student-centered learning environment required by CityU's new curriculum. It also encourages instructors to experiment with modern teaching methodologies like flipping the classroom.

"Online video is one of the most convenient ways to access education," said Dr. Andy Chun, CIO of City University Hong Kong. "We are moving from outcome-based learning to more student-centric pedagogy and active learning. The use of video with Echo360 makes it easy for our instructors to do this by flipping the classroom and engaging more students."

Over 96 percent of students surveyed asked for more courses using Echo360, and CityU of Hong Kong is responding to this demand by increasing its Echo360 deployment in the next year. All existing capture appliances will be upgraded to the new SafeCapture HD versions. The University is also piloting LectureTools to boost student/lecturer engagement during class.

"City University of Hong Kong is a model in the use of technology to reach and prepare today's students through a more engaging, convenient and flexible experience," said Fred Singer. "We're thrilled that a leader like CityU has put their trust in Echo360 technology."

To learn more about City University of Hong Kong and its use of Echo360 technology, visit:

About Echo360

Two million students in 6,000 classrooms at 500 institutions in 30 countries rely on Echo360 active learning technology to enhance their educational experience before, during and after class. Developed for educators by educators, Echo360 increases in-class participation with digital polling, provides a rich out-of-class experience by recording and sharing course instruction, and delivers deep usage analytics to help instructors gauge student progress in a course. Students watch, collaborate and participate on smartphones, tablets and laptops, wherever, whenever they choose. Echo360 was recognized with the Product Line Strategy of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan, is CSIA-certified for outstanding customer service, and was named a Visionary Vendor in Educational Technology by IT research firm Basex. Echo360 is backed by Revolution Growth led by Steve Case, Ted Leonsis and Donn Davis.

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