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Manor College Taps Video Platform for Hybrid Learning

Pennsylvania's Manor College is rolling out the Echo360 video platform to support the student learning experience both in the classroom and online. Faculty will be able to easily record, stream and share video content, while students can access course materials any time anywhere.

When students watch recorded learning content through the platform, they can "notify instructors when they are confused, take notes that are automatically time-synched to the lecture, discuss course content and collaborate with their peers, and test their comprehension of the content by responding to quizzes and polls from instructors," according to a news announcement. The platform also provides instructors with analytics to measure students' engagement and help identify those at risk of falling behind.

"Even before COVID-19, there was growing demand among both our faculty and students to create a more flexible, personalized learning experience that enabled students to access course content in a variety of formats. COVID-19, of course, has accelerated the need for meaningful learning experiences outside the traditional classroom," said Marc Minnick, provost and vice president of academic affairs at the college, in a statement. "The Echo360 platform makes it easier for faculty to intentionally teach online — or in whatever environment possible in the midst of the pandemic — and provides our students with 24/7 access to course materials, videos and faculty insights."

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