SOURCE: Echo360

Echo360

July 12, 2011 06:00 ET

Echo360® to Capture and Publish Conference Sessions at BbWorld®

Sessions in Four Conference Rooms Will Be Recorded and Shared Post-Conference

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2011) - Echo360, the global leader in campus-wide blended learning and lecture capture solutions, today announced that Blackboard Inc. has selected it to record, publish and host conference sessions at BbWorld® 2011 and DevCon 2011, the company's annual gathering of its users and community, and one of the largest e-learning events all year. Blackboard will make the Echo360 recordings freely available to event attendees, allowing them to review those sessions they were unable to attend during the conference. This is the fourth consecutive year the companies have teamed to provide the service to Blackboard users.

The events will emphasize peer-to-peer education and practical, hands-on training and development on topics including change management, scalability and ways to best leverage the latest Blackboard technology in colleges, universities, K-12 schools and districts, and government, corporate and nonprofit organizations. Echo360 will capture select sessions on topics ranging from mobility, pedagogy, student analytics and more.

"We are continually looking for ways to increase the resources available to our clients. Echo360 recordings engage our audience on PCs and mobile platforms after BbWorld is over in the same way Echo360 captures the attention of students and learners when a lecture is complete," said Diana Childress, vice president of business development for Blackboard. "We selected Echo360 to record this year's BbWorld because they have proven time and time again to reliably deliver this service to our users."

Echo360 was the first blended learning solution to leverage Blackboard Learn™, a next-generation online teaching and learning platform, to automatically publish lecture recordings to a learning management system. Today, Echo360 continues to innovate by embedding the EchoCenter portal into the Blackboard Learn platform. Students can access recordings and preview discussions surrounding their lecture, while instructors can track recording usage to understand student-viewing habits in the familiar Blackboard environment.

Fred Singer, Echo360 CEO, said, "By capturing the sessions at BbWorld, Blackboard is demonstrating the industry leadership and the keen understanding that made them a market leader. Their users gain access to the valuable presentation content they crave anywhere and anytime they prefer. We're thrilled that Blackboard once again chose us to participate in BbWorld 2011."

Echo360 is also a platinum partner at this year's BbWorld in Las Vegas, Nevada. To learn more, visit the Echo360 booth 300 at BbWorld in the Venetian Congress Center, July 12-14, 2011.

About Echo360
As a global leader in blended learning and lecture capture solutions, Echo360 helps higher education institutions keep pace with modern students' learning needs through products that digitally record and upload learning content. Echo360 has been recognized with a Product Line Strategy of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan and named a Visionary Vendor in Educational Technology by IT research firm Basex. Echo360's products facilitate better instruction, lower costs and enrich learning experiences by enabling students to easily access and share multimedia content. Through Echo360's platform, students can replay recorded sessions and review course information online at their convenience and across various devices. More than 400 colleges and universities in 29 countries use Echo360's solution.

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