Key success factors to implementing an active learning platform

Megan Duffy, Jenny James, Chris Campbell, Jude C Williams

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    This study reports on the key success factors when introducing a new lecture capture platform, Echo360 Active Learning Platform (ALP), at an Australian University. This is an interactive platform, designed to actively engage students in their courses including in lectures (online and/or face to face) through a range of interactive tools. A trial of ALP, which is known within the University as the Echo360 ALP Early Adopter Program, was conducted in Semester 2, 2016. The purpose of the Echo360 ALP Early Adopter Program was to identify the key success factors required for implementation of Echo360 ALP at the enterprise level. The study reports data on students’ experience of the interactive tools in Echo360 ALP.In total, over 1250 students, seven academics from across seven courses, Blended Learning Advisors from within each of the University’s four academic groups, and support staff participated in the Echo360ALP Early Adopter Program. The results of the study show that students were engaged when using Echo360 ALP and with support from professional staff this program can be successfully implemented by academics. Thus, the key success factors to this implementation include the academics themselves and the support staff involved in the implementation. A further success factor was the vendor themselves.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMe, Us, IT! Proceedings ASCILITE2017
    Subtitle of host publication34th International Conference on innovation, practice and research in the use of educational technologies in tertiary education
    EditorsH Partridge, K Davis, J Thomas
    PublisherUniversity of Southern Queensland
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventASCILITE 2017: 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education - University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
    Duration: 04 Dec 201706 Dec 2017 (Conference website) (Conference program) (Call for papers)


    ConferenceASCILITE 2017
    Abbreviated titleMe. Us. IT
    CityToowoomba, Queensland
    OtherYou are invited to make a submission to the 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Conference.
    The ASCILITE conference is the leading annual conference for practitioners and researchers committed to best practice and excellence in the use of technologies for teaching and learning in the tertiary sector throughout Australasia. The conference brings together researchers and practitioners from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss recent developments and current challenges in both theory and practice.
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