- A Cengage Learning partnership with teaching and learning platform provider Echo360 is expected to increase student engagement options for instructors.
- Echo360 announced its tools will be available for free to faculty already using Cengage Learning course materials, including analytics reports identifying at-risk students and measuring learner outcomes.
- Echo360’s tools for students let them ask questions anonymously during class, take notes that are tied to course content, and engage with peers and their instructors at any time.
The announcement of this latest partnership and its goals for student engagement is a pitch to colleges and universities looking to boost completion rates. Engagement is a key indicator in the likelihood a student will stay in school until completing a degree. Giving a student the ability to ask questions anonymously in class should lower the risk for students afraid to speak up and pave the way for improved learning outcomes. Beyond class time, Echo360 gives students a platform to continue their engagement with course content 24/7 and keep up conversations with peers and instructors from one class period to the next.