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April 24, 2013

Echo360 Acquires ThinkBinder

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by Marketwire

Echo360, the market leading active and distance learning solution, announced the acquisition of ThinkBinder, a social collaboration tool that enables crowdsourced learning and online study groups. Students at Echo360 institutions will be able to share their notes, insights and ideas with their peers, improving the learning experience with knowledge gleaned from fellow students. ThinkBinder will be included in current Echo360 technology, complementing the existing lecture capture and student engagement features, and results in industry’s only comprehensive active learning solution. Research indicates that the use of social media tools like Twitter(R) outside the classroom can positively influence student learning outcomes(1). ThinkBinder allows educators to take advantage of today’s social media environment to improve the learning experience. Students and instructors form invitation-only online study groups for courses. They can collaborate and complete group projects with familiar social tools like discussion feeds, collaborative whiteboards, file management, and text/video chat in a private cloud solution.

http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130416-905217.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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