SOURCE: Echo360


March 14, 2016 19:32 ET

University of Adelaide Reinvents the Lecture With Student Engagement Technology and Analytics

New Partnership With Echo360 Helps Leading Australian Research University Re-Design Their Teaching and Learning Model to Promote Active Learning in the Classroom

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - March 14, 2016) - The University of Adelaide and Echo360 today announced a new partnership to provide teaching staff with the tools and real-time feedback to support active learning and deeper student engagement in the classroom.

"The University of Adelaide has a long history of providing rich learning experiences. Advancements in technology and increasing broadband ubiquity allow us to now reimagine the traditional lecture theatre," said Mark Gregory, Chief Information Officer at the University of Adelaide.

"By leveraging Echo360's technology and analytics, we are able to extend learning beyond the classroom, better engage students during classes and small group discovery sessions, and give academics the ability to identify in real-time students who may need assistance or those who require additional challenges."

The University will deploy the Echo360 active learning platform and analytics to help instructors make the most of class time, giving students more discovery-based, small group interaction with peers and lecturers. The mobile-friendly platform allows students to review course material before class, ask questions during class, and engage with lecturers and peers anytime and anywhere. Academics also receive real-time data about how students are engaging with course content and progressing through the class.

As a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) research universities in Australia, the University of Adelaide serves over 26,000 students across four campuses.

"The use of this technology is part of a university-wide initiative to enable active, collaborative, and discovery-oriented learning, with the ultimate aim of improving student success," said Professor Philippa Levy, the University's Pro Vice-Chancellor of Student Learning.

"We believe improving student learning starts with great moments in the classroom. We're committed to providing instructors with the tools and insights to make the most of those moments," said Jocasta Williams, general manager at Echo360. "We look forward to working with such an innovative institution like the University of Adelaide who is among the first to leverage technology and data analytics to create an inspiring new model of teaching and learning."

Echo360 currently works with 30 universities in Australia, including the Group of Eight and the Australian Technology Network, to reach over 500,000 students per year. At a global level, today, Echo360 technologies are used by more than 3 million students in 11,000 classrooms at over 700 institutions across 30 countries.

About the University of Adelaide
The University of Adelaide is a world-class tertiary education and research institution committed to delivering high quality and distinct learning, teaching and research experiences. The University is centred on discovering new knowledge, pursuing innovation, and preparing the educated leaders of tomorrow who are independent, creative thinkers with an international perspective.

About Echo360
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 3 million students in 11,000 classrooms at over 700 institutions across 30 countries. Echo360 is backed by Revolution Growth led by Steve Case, Ted Leonsis and Donn Davis. For more information about Echo360, visit:

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