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Echo360 Announces Free Webinar: Creating an International Program and Blended Learning Powerhouse at Qatar UniversityTop Middle East Institution Reviews the Impact of Lecture Capture on Teaching and Learning on a New Degree Program (December 07, 2011)
DULLES, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/07/11 -- Echo360, the global leader in campus-wide blended learning and lecture capture solutions, is hosting a complimentary webinar featuring Qatar University on December 13, 2011 at 10:00AM EST, 6:00PM AST. The webinar, called From the Dean's Desk: Building a Blended Learning Program from the Ground Up, features the program's dean, Dr. Peter Jewesson, and leading lecture capture analyst, Alan Greenberg of Wainhouse Research.
In order to educate highly qualified pharmacists, Dr. Jewesson employed blended learning technology to meet the country's growing demand for medical experts. Join us as he shares how the program became the first and only pharmacy degree program in the country. The webinar is a unique opportunity to examine the inner workings of an elite Middle Eastern institution and promises to offer an enlightening experience to those considering blended learning solutions. Webinar topics include:
- How lecture capture is being used to raise the bar for instructional quality
- How the blended learning technology complements cultural standards
- How policies on peer mentoring and faculty review take on a whole new slant on this almost paperless campus
- How educational technology can help inspire transparency and openness in the midst of the Arab Spring
Registration for the webinar is now open and available at http://tinyurl.com/7obdl8s.
Chief information officers, deans, department heads and education technologists are encouraged to attend and share opinions over Twitter at #Qatarweb and @echo360. Questions and comments will be collected during the live event.
About Qatar University
Qatar University (QU) is the national institution of higher education in Qatar. It provides high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare competent graduates, destined to shape the future of Qatar. The university community has diverse and committed faculty who teach and conduct research, which address relevant local and regional challenges, advance knowledge, and contribute actively to the needs and aspirations of society.
As a global leader in blended learning and lecture capture solutions, Echo360 helps higher education institutions keep pace with modern students' learning needs through products that digitally record and upload learning content. Echo360 has been recognized with a Product Line Strategy of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan and named a Visionary Vendor in Educational Technology by IT research firm Basex. Echo360's products facilitate better instruction, lower costs and enrich learning experiences by enabling students to easily access and share multimedia content. Through Echo360's platform, students can replay recorded sessions and review course information online at their convenience and across various devices. More than 500 colleges and universities in 29 countries use Echo360's solution.
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