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Echo 360

What is the Echo 360?

echoEcho 360 is a classroom capture technology that allows an instructor to easily video record his/her lecture along with any computer output or presentation.  The system formats these components in a templated fashion and makes the lecture available on-demand.  Streams can be viewed by students in a learning management system such as WebCT, or via a link on a Web site, or even watch them on their handheld devices.  Content is broken into segments allowing the user a number of various access points throughout the length of the recording for easy navigation.

Visit the Site: http://www.echo360.com

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Echo 360 at USD

Currently we have one Echo 360 system at USD that is available to any instructor wishing to book time in the facility. The system is located in Serra 155 can be booked through Instructional Media Services. Additionally, the Master of Science in Global Leadership program has been using this system for some time to deliver rich content not only to local students but also to distance students all over the world.

Echo 360 makes it possible for students to revisit a lecture as many times as they like, which can be especially valuable for exam review or to gain a better understanding of a difficult concept. Echo 360 is an effective way for instructors to build libraries of material that can be accessed not only by students, but also by colleagues, practitioners, and the extended academic community.

External Example:

Calculus class from University of Mass

Why do I want it?

Echo 360 at USD is not intended to be used in place of face-to-face teaching, but rather in addition to it.

Echo 360 allows you to …

  • Create on-demand lecture material that can be used over and over
  • Give students access to your lectures for review
  • Build a library of lecture material to share in a variety of ways
  • Create lectures in advance of travel obligations
  • Make your lectures mobile, allow students to access them on handheld devices

Voices of Experience

Watch these Echo 360 presentations from the 3rd Annual Faculty Technology Open House:
Open Source Knowledge: Textbooks - Dr. Larry Hinman

Ruminations on Effective Technology in the Classroom - Dr. Jack Pope

“Our students appreciate the fact that they can view their Echo 360 video lectures as often as needed.  Students like the fact that they can hear lectures on-the-go, thanks to Echo 360’s automatic MP3 podcasting capability. Echo 360 video lectures allow for mass delivery of lecture content, which means that class time can be used even more effectively.”

Sam Chung
Assistant Director, Distance Education
Master of Science in Global Leadership


How Do I get it?

  • Currently we have one facility, Serra 155, which can be booked through Instructional Media Services.