DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - March 14, 2011) - Echo360, the global leader in campus-wide blended learning and lecture capture solutions, announced that its webinar called "Changing the Game: How CIOs are Taking Lecture Capture to a New Level" is breaking registration records. The online event, hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education, is being held on March 16, 2011 at 4PM EDT and showcases three pioneering CIOs who are changing teaching and learning at their institution using Echo360. Registration is free and space is still available.

More than 60% of higher education CIOs are planning for lecture capture to deliver instructional content, but only 4% of courses currently utilize the technology1. In this webinar, lecture capture leaders will offer their advice to overcoming adoption hurdles and recognizing an immediate return on their investment:

  • Chris Elarde, Assistant Vice President and Deputy CIO, Pace University: Echo360 is installed in 100 percent of Pace University's 315 classrooms. Over 100 instructors record instruction and students have logged over 25,000 views in less than a year.
  • Vince Kellen, CIO, University of Kentucky: University of Kentucky will have 65 classrooms equipped with Echo360 within the next few months. Kellen spearheaded the program, using his experience as an instructor and technologist to educate the institution on the benefits of delivering content in blended environments.
  • Richard Zera, CIO, University of Massachusetts Lowell: More than 230,000 minutes of instruction has been captured in the Spring 2011 term in UMass Lowell's 60-classroom installation. Zera has led the effort to streamline the operational management of their large deployment by using the reliable and secure EchoSystem capture appliance.

The webinar, moderated by leading lecture capture expert Alan Greenberg of Wainhouse Research, will discuss the benefits, risks and results of choosing to deliver instructional content with lecture capture.

Registration for the webinar is available at: http://chronicle.com/webinars/echo360_2.

About Echo360
As a global leader in blended learning and lecture capture, 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 products are used by over 400 colleges and universities in 28 countries.

For additional information, visit www.echo360.com

1 = The Campus Computing Project. http://www.campuscomputing.net/summary/2010-campus-computing-survey

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