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Echo360 Releases Latest Version of EchoSystem 5New Release Includes Enhanced Software Recording and Insight Into Student Usage Trends (April 04, 2012)
DULLES, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/04/12 -- Echo360, the global leader in campus-wide blended learning and lecture capture solutions, announced the availability of new features in EchoSystem 5. The latest version of the award-winning EchoSystem platform includes new Classroom Capture software, instructor heat maps and new conveniences in Personal Capture software.
Highlights of EchoSystem 5 include:
- Classroom Capture Software: As lecture capture deployments scale, the need for an affordable and automated venue-based recording option also increases. New EchoSystem Classroom Capture software is completely rewritten, and offers an easy way to outfit hundreds of classrooms and small learning spaces with lecture capture. It is a cost-effective, scalable choice that takes advantage of existing computer investments and consumer-grade USB cameras for recording video.
- Heat Maps: EchoSystem 5 also delivers additional student usage data through heat maps. Red, orange and blue color codes provide an at-a-glance guide to recording flash points. Instructors get an immediate "red flag" for lecture trouble spots in need of remediation or can identify the parts of the lecture that are seeing the most student discussions.
- Personal Capture Software Enhancements: EchoSystem Personal Capture software installs on laptops enabling instructors to create rich media screencasts to augment lectures or to support flipped classroom pedagogies. The latest version includes recording pause-resume capabilities and support for Apple® OS X Lion.
"EchoSystem 5 provides colleges and universities exciting new options to design and implement a blended learning and lecture capture solution that exactly suits each institution's needs," said Fred Singer, CEO of Echo360. "EchoSystem Classroom Capture software is a cost-effective, automated solution to scale blended learning to a campus-wide service, setting a consistent expectation for the institution, instructors and students."
Classroom Capture and Personal Capture software are two elements in the comprehensive suite of recording capabilities that also include the SafeCapture HD recording device. Rolling availability of other EchoSystem 5 features, including live webcasting and hosting options, will provide additional viewing and backend deployment choice.
"EchoSystem 5 delivers the most comprehensive blended learning solution available today," continued Singer. "Institutions can choose exactly the technology they need for a customized blended learning solution."
As a global leader in blended learning and lecture capture products, 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. Echo360's products are used by 400 Four Year Universities and Colleges, Law Schools, Business Schools, Health Sciences Campuses and Community Colleges in 28 countries, including Purdue University, New York University, Columbia University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
For additional information, visit www.echo360.com
For Echo360: GdR PRoductions, LLC
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