SOURCE: Echo360


September 16, 2009 07:00 ET

Echo360 Launches

Online Community Dedicated to Lecture Capture Technology Serves as Central Resource for Higher Education Institutions, Educators and Technologists

DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2009) - Echo360, higher education's first choice for reliving the classroom experience on demand, today announced the launch of, an online community designed to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, best practices and ideas about lecture capture and the role of technology in academia. was created for people who are already using lecture capture as well as for those who are still exploring how the technology can benefit their institutions, students and faculty. The site serves as a central repository for a wide-breadth of information while promoting dialog and interaction among members of the worldwide community.

" is an online 'gathering place' where educators and technologists can come together to learn more about lecture capture and discuss how the technology is being used to improve student learning," said Mike Fardon, Echo360's vice president of education. "As Echo360 continues to be at the forefront of community-focused initiatives, we're excited to introduce a place where anyone interested in lecture capture can network with colleagues worldwide, share best practices and explore new ways of applying the technology."

Central to are user forums where community members can participate in discussion groups. More than 200 lecture capture resources -- from whitepapers and case studies to conference proceedings and journal articles -- are also available.

Technical forums with dozens of how-to and troubleshooting articles written by Echo360 technical support staff help current Echo360 users get the most from their lecture capture system as well as provide a medium through which they can engage in discussions with other Echo360 users.

In addition, features a calendar with listings for all lecture capture-related industry events and a blog where members can get the latest industry news and updates.

The launch of is the next step in Echo360's drive to foster an open body of support for the greater lecture capture community. In June 2009, the Company created the Echo360 Research Grants Program, which will endow four institutions with $10,000 to examine the academic impact of lecture capture and publish their findings worldwide.

To join the community, please go to Registration is free.

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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