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Published on Oct 26, 2015

Echo 360 Active Learning Event: It’s all in the Secret Sauce

The Echo 360 Active Learning Platform is the first cloud-based academic technology platform engineered to elevate student performance in the classroom and improve learning outcomes.

Come learn how Echo 360’s secret sauce helps instructors teach more effectively with real-time analytics on student behaviors, improved engagement through active learning to make teaching more joyful as well as increased study habits, comprehension, and overall scores for your students

Date:  Tuesday October 20th, 2015
Time:  11 AM – 12 PM & 1 PM – 2 PM
Location: Milwaukee Campus, Main building room M612

Refreshments will be provided.

Now Piloting – Echo 360 Active Learning Platform

MATC has begun a 1 year pilot of the Echo 360 Active Learning Platform, a tool for making instruction more efficient and student learning experiences more effective. Echo 360 is a comprehensive tool that allows you to upload a presentation, record lecture capture video, and poll students with a built in student response system. When students view your presentations, they make take their own notes, mark confusing content, and ask questions all within one convenient location.

How to Join the Pilot

If you are interested in participating in the pilot, please use our Echo 360 Request Form and associate of the Teaching and Learning Technology department will arrange for you to have an account. In the form, please indicate what courses you would like to use with Echo 360.

Where to Learn How to Use Echo 360

Once you are given an Echo 360 account and course shell, you will be enrolled in our Echo 360 pilot training site in Blackboard. We strongly recommend reviewing the site’s comprehensive training webinars and tutorials before getting started. Additional information is provided at the Echo 360 Online Help website.

For simple questions about using Echo 360, please use our Echo 360 Request Form.

Where Students Learn to Use Echo 360

Once you have paired an Echo 360 section with a course in Blackboard, students simply click the link that you provide to them to access Echo 360. For additional information, please see thestudent guide to using Echo 360.

Students may view the helpful tutorials and videos at the  Student Echo 360 Support website.

Instructor and Student Technical Support

Please contact Echo 360 directly at support@echo360.com  or call 1-703-667-7500, ext. 2

 

Three Free Webinars: Copyright Law, YouTube on Video Accessibility, and PDF Accessibility

How Copyright and Fair Use Impact Third Party Captioning for  Educational VideoHow Copyright and Fair Use Impact Third Party Captioning for Educational Video
April 2, 2015 at 1pm – 1:45pm CSTOne of the great challenges of using videos that you don’t own is that accessibility laws require most educational institutions (as well as government programs and other industries) to provide closed captions for video content. This is where copyright law can interfere. Blake Reid, an Assistant Clinical Professor in Technology Policy and Telecom Law at Colorado Law, will walk you through the conflict between copyright law and captioning law, focusing on the legality of captioning videos that you don’t own.
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The Future of Video Player Accessibility

The Future of Video Player Accessibility
April 22, 2015 at 1pm – 2:00pm CSTIn this webinar, developers from YouTube/Google, JW Player, Video.js, and University of Washington will come together to discuss video player accessibility. Taking a look at their different players, we will discuss the current capabilities, known shortcomings, and plans for future development. This webinar will provide a forum for major developers to take a top-level look at the future potential of video player accessibility.
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Creating Accessible PDFs with Acrobat: Requirements, Implementation, and  EvaluationCreating Accessible PDFs with Acrobat: Requirements, Implementation, and Evaluation
April 30, 2015 at 2pm – 3pm ETIn this webinar, the Chief Accessibility Officer of SSB BART Group, Jonathan Avila, will walk you through the requirements for PDF accessibility. He will provide you with implementation and evaluation techniques that you can follow to create accessible documents with Acrobat XI. You’ll learn how to provide textual alternatives for visual elements as well as how to use various Acrobat tools that will make accessibility implementation as simple as possible.
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A FREE ONLINE CONFERENCE FOR EDUCATORS

 

SimpleK12 and their Team of Experts present…

“BLENDED LEARNING: TIPS, TRICKS & BEST PRACTICES FOR YOUR CLASSROOM “

A FREE ONLINE CONFERENCE FOR EDUCATORS
SPONSORED BY: SOFTCHALK

Wednesday, March 25th From 12pm- 3:30pm CST

Simplek12 Lead Moderator

LORI MALDONADO

With Featured Presenter

SHELLY TERRELL

Conference Schedule…
Using Virtual Field Trips in Your Flipped or Blended Classroom
12:00-12:3 PM CST
Getting Started with Blended Learning
1:00-1:30 PM CST
Design a Student-Centered Flipped Lesson That Encourages Exploration and Inquiry
2:00-2:30 PM CST
How to Create Your Own Digital Content and Grow your Online Programs
3:00-3:30 PM CST 
WARNING: Space is limited for the online conference, and registration always fill up quickly so be sure to sign up now to claim your spot on the registration list.  Once you claim your spot, share with a friend. The Conference has 4 sessions, but come and go as you please.

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