Mobile in and out of the classroom

“When Associate Professor Stephanie Cole walks into her U.S. History Survey class at the University of Texas she faces about 150 students, each of whom carries a smartphone, laptop or tablet. Cole, in turn, uses PowerPoint slides and a screen. For 80 minutes twice a week, Cole and her students engage with each other, discussing concepts, asking and answering questions, giving and taking notes. Her class, however, is more than a one-way lecture. Cole and her students are using Echo360’s active learning platform, a system that combines lecture capture with student engagement, learner analytics and content management. With Echo360, students can use their mobile devices to ask questions anonymously, which is a boon for those reluctant to speak up.” Read more at Campus Technology.

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