Blended Learning Tools
|Blackboard Collaborate||Echo 360||Panasonic Panaboard||Microsoft Lync|
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Blackboard Collaborate is an online collaboration platform providing web conferencing, mobile collaboration, instant messaging and voice. Blackboard Collaborate provides a comprehensive online learning and collaboration plaform specifically designed for education. It will help instructors create virtual classrooms, offices, and meeting spaces that open more possibilities to more students, wherever they are.
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Echo360 is a Lecture Capture based blended learning solution designed to enhance instruction, promote student-teacher interaction, and boost student learning outcomes. Automated and easy to use, Echo360 captures the teaching already occuring in your classroom and turn it into a digital format ready for students to review and use in their studies. Echo360 also has a Personal Capture software allowing instructors to record content from their home or office which has resulted in much more flexible and innovative teaching methods such as the growing use of the "Flipped classroom" approach at Pace and most Highed Ed institutions.
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The Panasonic Panaboards are available in several classrooms and offer the ability for up to 3 users to simultaneously use the interactive whitespace and offers all the collaborative options to keep your ideas and information flowing.
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Microsoft Lync is a unified communications solution, using Voice Over IP (VoIP) technology, from Microsoft that facilitates online collaboration through a rich set of integrated features. Pace students, faculty and staff can use the software to communicate with their colleagues in new and exciting ways. With Lync, users can see one another’s presence and availability status and engage in instant messaging, voice, audio conferencing, video conferencing and collaboration-enabled shared workspaces, among other capabilities. Lync provides a seamless integration with Microsoft Exchange and Outlook to unify various communication media and aid in productivity.
Cisco Jabber Video for TelePresence (Jabber Video) is an application that extends the reach of telepresence. Jabber Video works with a PC or Mac with a webcam to provide high-definition video communications to more people, on more decives, from more places. Jabber Video can connect to telepresence systems, resulting in a wider community allowing for classes and meetings to bring guest speakers from anywhere around the world to help facilitate blended learning in and out of our classrooms.
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