Echo360 awards $140,000 in technology grants

The EchoInnovation and EchoImpact grants will advance teaching and research efforts around the world focused on educational equity, engagement, and evidence.

NEW YORK, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Earlier today at its EchoExperience22 global virtual conference, Echo360, the leading video-based learning engagement platform serving the education, enterprise and government markets, announced $140,000 in grants to educators and administrators around the world advancing research and experimentation efforts behind the company’s three principles of equity, engagement and evidence in education. A total of 40 grants were awarded between the two award categories of EchoInnovation and EchoImpact.

EchoInnovation winners will receive up to $5,000 Echo360 software solutions to help instructors and trainers develop innovative practices that improve learning engagement. Global EchoInnovation grants have been awarded to:


  • Matthew McElhenie, Hartnell College
  • Babu Sundaram, University of Houston
  • Morris Thomas, Howard University
  • Hedi EnglandFlint River Academy
  • Marnie Imhoff, University of Nebraska Medical Center Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Islam Bedir, Governor’s School for the Sciences and technology
  • Jesse Jurgenson, University of Alabama
  • Sheena CarbaughGirls Leadership Academy
  • Lynn Carpenter, University of Michigan
  • Brittany WilkinsHistorians connect
  • Robert Gustas, Clark College
  • Sandra Abegglen, University of Calgary
  • Susan Kilroy & Stephane SmithUIC College of Nursing
  • Lilly BenitezBlade Craft Barber Academy
  • Powell Robin, Travis 6th grade – Amarillo ISD
  • Danielle Gulick, University of South Florida medical college


  • Martin HillMurdoch University
  • Miriam Nicholls, Trinity College Pathways School, The University of Melbourne
  • Alexandra Ludewig & Irene LeeThe University of Western Australia


  • Samuel MbahUniversity of Lagos

EchoImpact winners will receive cash grants of up to $2,000 to empirically measure learner impact and outcomes through Echo360 solutions. EchoImpact Global Grants have been awarded to:


  • Katie Moisse, McMaster University
  • Michael BelangerUMass Chan School of Medicine
  • Erin Blauvelt, Clarkson University
  • Kelsey SchmuhlThe Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
  • Garrett SchneiderNoblesville West Middle School
  • Rukmani Kuppuswami, Hill College
  • Christophe TrueloveAugusta University


  • Joanne HinittThe University of Sydney
  • Alyssa Van Dreumel University of Western Australia
  • Elizabeth Marsland, University of Queensland technology
  • Danielle Logan Flemming & Popi Sotiriadou, Griffith University
  • Wendy Erberthe University of Western Australia
  • Caroline BellLa Trobe University
  • Emily Cook & Anthony Edwards, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Garth LaganWilliam Angliss Institute
  • Kamanashis Biswas, Australian catholic university


  • Victoria StuartUniversity of Bradford
  • Kassia Banas, Edinburgh University
  • Nidia Guadalupe & Lopez Flores, Reykjavík University
  • Emilie NordmanUniversity of Glasgow

“There were inspiring entries for both categories and these awards highlight innovative approaches to engaging students and measuring impact,” said Jeff Peterson, Chief Marketing and Experience Officer at Echo360. “We appreciate the thought and initiative that went into all of the applications and that these grants are making a real difference to inspired learning around the world.”

“These grants advance our deep commitment to fairness, engagement, and evidence as we enable transformational learning experiences for instructors and learners,” said Murad Velani, President and CEO of Echo360. “Through these grants, our educational partners can enable the transformation of inspired learning and unlock the growth potential of students and learners around the world.”

About Echo360

Echo360 believes that improving results starts with great classroom moments. Developed by educators, Echo360 helps instructors record and extend those moments to improve learner engagement through accessible and engaging video learning, reaching more than two million learners in approximately 1,200 schools and organizations across North America, Europethe Middle Eastand Asia Pacific.

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