Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

NetSpot is pleased to announce that they have teamed with Echo360 to provide premium hosting services for the EchoSystem platform in Australia. Lecture capture is a mission critical service for many education institutions, and managed hosting provides service guarantees to meet the round-the-clock availability expectations of students.

Echo360 provides blended learning and lecture capture solutions that record the classroom experience, including the presentation, instructor's voice and optional video. Students can access their digital course materials on computers and mobile devices anytime, and collaborate in an online social environment. More than 60 percent of Australian universities have widely deployed Echo360 in their lecture theatres and classrooms, many capturing over 1,000 hours of teaching each week.

Dr Alan Arnold, Program Leader, Learning Technologies and Environments at University of Canberra commented, “We’ve been hosting our Moodle environment with NetSpot for the past few years and would have liked to have had this service available as an option when we first deployed the EchoSystem platform in 2009. Both Echo360 and NetSpot are great eLearning service partners and I’m sure that this sort of collaboration will lead to more interesting integrated services for the education community.”

"Hosting allows our clients to securely manage, store and publish content created with Echo360 while relieving them of the IT maintenance and associated costs of on-premise deployment," said Echo360's CEO Fred Singer. "NetSpot was the obvious hosting service partner for Echo360 due to their strong reputation in the Australian education community."

NetSpot provides a range of eLearning services, including enterprise Moodle services, to education institutions in the region, many of whom are already using the Echo360 platform. Increasingly educational organisations are choosing to outsource the hosting of their enterprise eLearning platforms to third party vendors with specialist expertise in this area. This is particularly so for some smaller organisations that don’t have the necessary IT expertise internally manage the diverse range of systems required.

“Lecture capture is an important component of the blended learning experience available to today’s higher education students. Echo360 is the dominant solution in Australia and a leading product globally, so we’re delighted to be partnering with Echo360 to expand our service offerings to include lecture capture.” said NetSpot’s Managing Director Allan Christie.


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NetSpot Pty Ltd

NetSpot Pty Ltd (ABN 50 083 417 403) is an eLearning technology services partner to the education sector in Australasia. NetSpot provides AARNet-based managed hosting for various eLearning Systems including Moodle for over 600,000 users. NetSpot is an official Moodle Partner in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong, an official Echo360 hosting partner in Australia and a Mahara (ePortfolio) Partner.
Mike Fardon (Senior Director, Education Strategy - NetSpot)
P: (08) 8361 6800
W: www.netspot.com.au


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 400 colleges and universities in 29 countries use Echo360’s solution.
Jocasta Williams (Director, ANZ Operations - Echo360)
P: (08) 9221 6004
W: www.echo360.com


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