RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - August 02, 2016) - Frustrated with the pedagogical limitations of legacy video platforms, faculty and academic leaders want next-generation solutions that not only create and manage video, but also integrate video directly into the teaching and learning experience. Uniquely positioned to meet this need, Echo360 is launching a program to seamlessly migrate Panopto video into the Echo360 active learning platform, which facilitates deeper student engagement before, during, and after class.
Building on the body of research that links student engagement to student outcomes, faculty and instructors are using the Echo360 platform to encourage positive learning behaviors, such as reviewing course content and video in advance, asking questions during class, flagging confusing topics, note-taking, and collaborating with instructors and peers, anytime and anywhere. Faculty also have access to data dashboards that provide real-time feedback on teaching efficacy and early warning indicators of at-risk students.
For many years, Echo360 has provided conversion services to migrate customers from most legacy video platforms including Panopto, Sonic Foundry, Tegrity, and Kaltura. This proven process includes a combination of software migration utilities and Echo360 professional services to ensure that the converted video, audio, presentations, metadata, and captioning retain their original quality levels. These conversion services are an integral part of the Upgrade Program and will be tailored to each unique set of customer requirements.
Recognizing the urgency of student success initiatives, Echo360 is pleased to offer special discounted pricing for Upgrade Program participants. Any current Panopto customer that joins the Program will have full access to the Echo360 active learning platform while paying no Echo360 software license fees through December 31, 2016, regardless of the size or scale of the deployment. Details of the Upgrade Program are available by contacting Echo360 online at http://echo360.com/contact-us or call +1-877-ECHO360 (+1-877-324-6360).
"From our experience delivering enterprise-wide video platforms in more than 750 institutions worldwide, we have learned that creating and managing video just scratches the surface in terms of potential benefits to the teaching and learning processes," said Dr. Bradley Fordham, CTO of Echo360. "With our new cloud-based Echo360 active learning platform, we are able to convert passive Panopto video assets into dynamic learning objects that encourage student engagement, produce behavioral data, and provide unprecedented insight into student learning. Echo360 clients are using these capabilities today to achieve measurable improvements in critical performance metrics including retention, graduation and persistence. Better still, these improvements will continue to grow over time as this platform facilitates a virtuous cycle of continual improvement."
Echo360 believes that improved outcomes start with great moments in the classroom. Developed by educators, Echo360 helps instructors capture and extend those moments to improve student engagement before, during and after class. Through our Active Learning Platform, students have 24/7 access to classroom discussion, presentation materials, and the lecture itself. We generate data that helps instructors and institutions identify problems early and take action. Today, Echo360 technologies are used by over 3M students in 11,000 classrooms at 750 institutions across 30 countries. Echo360 is backed by Revolution Growth led by Steve Case, Ted Leonsis and Donn Davis.