“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.