DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - Jun 7, 2011) - Echo360, the global leader in campus-wide blended learning and lecture capture solutions, today released a paper entitled 'The Student View of Blended Learning.' The paper reveals that students selected Lecture Capture as the 'most important blended learning technology resource,' followed by 'Course/Learning Management Systems' and 'Smartboards & Projectors.' Eighty-four percent of respondents said they would like to see institutions expand the use of blended learning while 86 percent responded that it increases their understanding of course material.
The findings in the paper result from a survey administered to nearly 2,000 students from 17 higher education institutions in 2010. For a copy of the paper, visit: http://echo360.com/blended-learning/student-whitepaper.
"Gathering data from our clients worldwide is critical to understanding how technology can support the changing needs of physical institutions," said Fred Singer, CEO of Echo360. "This study confirms blended learning is a critical component to a modern educational experience and represents a major opportunity for campuses to meet the demands of their students."
Among the top benefits of lecture capture and blended learning solutions identified by students are:
- Helps me review material from class
- Helps me prepare for exams
- Allows me to learn independently
- Clarifies confusing topics
- Improves overall learning experience
- Helps me use my time more efficiently
Presented with the choice to use blended learning and lecture capture technology, nine out of every ten students did so. Eighty-six percent of students were full time and 35 percent of them attended a combination of online and on campus courses. Seventy-seven percent were undergraduates, while 21 percent were seeking advanced degrees.
Higher education institutions around the world utilize Echo360's blended learning and lecture capture technology to drive distance learning, improve graduation rates, offer remote learning during emergencies, recruit prospects and retain students.
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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 for large collections of students, 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 information from instructors online; at their convenience and across various devices. 400 colleges and universities in 29 countries, including University College London, Purdue University, NYU, Columbia University and the University of Western Australia, use Echo360's products.
For additional information, visit http://www.echo360.com