Columbia Classroom Experience Now “On Demand”

Columbia Business School students in eight classrooms now have the ability to relive the classroom experience on demand through the use of Echo360, a platform to enhance teaching and learning with lecture capture.

Multimedia staff at CBS is seasoned in using traditional video production techniques to capture classroom recordings. While the results have been satisfactory, the manual effort to produce a single lecture became unsustainable with burgeoning demand from Executive MBA students.

“The technology design of the EchoSystem was pivotal to making it Columbia Business School’s preferred solution,” said Chris Bellerjeau, director of multimedia services at CBS. “We’ve discovered that the more classrooms we bring online, the less manual the capture process becomes.”

Columbia emphasizes in-class attendance to foster critical thinking and interpersonal skills, using lecture capture as a complement to its face-to-face instruction. Students can view the lectures on any computer platform through any browser or access podcasts on an iPod® or other mobile device.

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