SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - Dec 8, 2013) - Echo360, the global leader in active and distance learning solutions, today announced that Ivanhoe Grammar School has become the first ELC to Year 12 institution to use its solution in Australia. Ivanhoe Grammar School selected Echo360 because of the solution's seamless approach to student engagement, lecture recording and robust analytics to evaluate student success.
"A 21st Century learner has extremely dynamic learning needs. We need to employ modern learning solutions like Echo360 to cater to these requirements, " said Steve Brophy, e-Learning Coordinator at Ivanhoe Grammar School. "Echo360 is our dream solution because it is so much more than lecture recording. It allows us to validate learning and encourage classroom participation and interaction -- all in a single solution."
Echo360's suite of learner analytics provides insight into viewing habits and participation by class and by student, helping teachers evaluate student progress. Teachers first create lessons and tutorials for students to watch before attending class and assign them as homework before class, popularly known as flipping the classroom. During class, teachers can engage students with digital polls and quizzes to boost overall classroom participation while class is recorded. The lessons are available in a consumable format for students to review and revisit on their preferred computer or mobile device. These activities are tracked and displayed through an analytics dashboard accessible only to the teacher.
Echo360 also promotes greater transparency between key stakeholders in a child's learning: the parent, teacher and student. Ivanhoe Grammar School can improve communications by eliminating the time commitment for parents wanting to find out more. Parents can log in and preview student lessons to better understand what is going on in the classroom.
The growth in the ELC-12 market is another sign of ongoing expansion for Echo360 in Australia and New Zealand. Currently, its solution is in use at scale in more than 70 percent of higher education institutions for lecture recording and active learning. Recently, Echo360 has seen expansion into TAFE and RTO providers like Alphacrucis College, Box Hill Institute, TAFE NSW - North Coast Institute, TAFE NSW-Sydney Institute, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology and the Australian College of Applied Psychology (part of Navitas Professional).
"We are thrilled to welcome Ivanhoe Grammar School as one of the first large scale ELC-12 customers," said Fred Singer, CEO of Echo360. "Research shows that teaching and learning improves using Echo360 so we believe this technology should be available to every child in the world. Ivanhoe Grammar School is transforming how our children are educated, paving the way for schools in Australia and around the world."
The announcement was made at the annual Echo360 Australia/New Zealand User Conference being held at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific Hotel.