SOURCE: Echo360


March 09, 2010 07:00 ET

Echo360 Announces 2nd Annual Grants Program for Lecture Capture Research

Call for Applications Now Open

DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) - Echo360, higher education's first choice for reliving the classroom experience on demand, today announced it is accepting applications for the 2010 Echo360 Research Grants Program. Now in its second year, it is the only international research program that provides financial support for institutions to quantify the impact of lecture capture on teaching and learning.

The program contributes to the rapidly expanding library of knowledge surrounding the explosive worldwide adoption of lecture capture. "As lecture capture technology assumes a mission-critical role in the delivery of education, the higher education community is looking to quantify the benefits," explains Jocasta Williams, Echo360 community manager. "The research from this program offers insights to teachers and administrators for using lecture capture to enhance the quality of education delivered to their students."

The call for applications begins on March 9, 2010 and the submission deadline is July 2, 2010. In August, the judges will select four winning proposals and award $40,000 in grants for the projects. The judges panel will include:

--  Maggie Beers, Director of Academic Technology
    San Francisco State University, United States

--  Helen Carter, Director of Teaching & Learning Centre
    University of Canberra, Australia

--  David Morris, Director of eLearning
    Coventry University, United Kingdom

"The Echo360 Research Grants Program provides an ongoing and vital means of building an international community in the field of lecture capture," says David Morris, director of eLearning at Coventry University. "Lecture capture technology and pedagogy affords so many opportunities to help students maximize the benefits they get from lectures and other teaching events as well as helping institutions improve services to students. The Grants Program brings together teaching staff, developers and educational researchers in a shared effort to improve teaching practice and exploit a valuable and rapidly developing technology to the benefit of all."

Winning proposals from 2009 include topics relating lecture capture to learning designs, study behaviors, teaching approaches and delivery of lectures in trilingual environments. The four proposals can be read in their entirety at

Individuals or institutions interested in applying for the 2010-2011 Research Grants Program should visit

About Echo360

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.

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