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Echo360 To Dole Out $60,000 in Grants

Echo360 has put $60,000 up for grabs in its annual research grants program, which is currently accepting applications for 2013.

Six winning proposals will be awarded $10,000 each at the close of this year's program, which is dubbed "Create, Engage, and Assess: Using Active Learning to Evolve Teaching and Learning" and "seeks to better understand how these innovative solutions are transforming higher education campuses," according to a company news release.

Funds will be disbursed across four topics:

  • The Adopter's Grant will go to two projects looking into the effects of the company's LectureTools and lecture caption solution used together;
  • The LectureTools Grant will go to a researcher who is "currently using the student response system in their classrooms," according to the company;
  • The Newcomer's Grant will be awarded to an institution that has been using Echo360 for less than two years and seeks to study the effects of the tools in their school; and
  • The Active Learning Merit Grant will go to the two schools deemed to have "the most creative or thought-provoking proposal."

"We're honored to show our commitment to the higher education community by funding academic studies that demonstrate how active learning tools influence teaching and learning," said Fred Singer, CEO of Echo360, in a prepared statement. "The results from these ambitious projects will shape the future of active learning and identify best practices that benefit the global education community. These academic studies offer valuable insights and will greatly influence the direction of our product development."

The submission deadline is June 28, 2013. Visit for additional information or to submit a proposal.

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at [email protected].

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