AV Technology Increases Student Retention and Engagement
A new generation of students has high expectation for the technology in their learning spaces. AV technology integrations on a college campus send a signal to students that the learning experience will be interactive and collaborative.
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The art of listening to users to meet the technological needs of educational institutions is a task that we as members of the AV industry must cultivate. And, if luck smiles on us, we can discover internal allies to help us develop better solutions.
By David Haynes
Direct view LED has rapidly become a mainstream product in digital signage, but while the display technology is seeing rapid and diverse adoption, it’s clear much of the pro AV ecosystem is still trying to sort out what it is and how to differentiate the huge assortment of products and suppliers.
As we look ahead to the next year and wonder how brands and retailers will communicate with us, we’re going to hold them to a high standard: how human are your virtual experiences? Video content and apps are more than just placeholders and distractions, they need to connect, immerse and understand us.
Maybe at this point in the pandemic we’ve all sat at a virtual conference table with an avatar or two, read about how collaboration is going to happen in a mixed reality landscape and entertained ideas about how an AI might replace a few number-crunching execs someday. But there’s still a surprising amount of talk about humans when we look at the year ahead.
Digital signage has recently proven to be a critical part of our business strategy due to COVID-19. One which has forced a radical change in our business, as our collective customers have adapted to this new situation. Digital signage is one aspect of our business that has not necessarily declined or been delayed.
This month’s edition of the Higher Ed AV Digital Magazine starts the conversation about 2021 with a theme of “Summer Pre-Planning.” Although COVID may have thrown a wrench into normal plans and budget allocations, higher ed is still bound to specific timing windows for installations and upgrades.
Now that nearly all learning has a significant online component, and schools of all types will be endeavoring far to make a hybrid approach work for the foreseeable future, the outlook for 2021 places an emphasis on refinement of tools and practices. Particularly within higher education, where a hybrid approach to learning was already on the rise.
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We have all learned how to work in new ways during the pandemic. By now, each individual has had time to consider what they miss about the old way of working, and what they have embraced about these socially distant times. The reactions are as varied as the types of people who share the workplace.
There’s a lot of talk about pent-up demand as we head into 2021. Pent-up demand for fully engaging real-life experiences. Particularly in the performing arts, where the irreplaceable experience of being enveloped by sound and scene will draw audiences and create rewarding connections.
We will cover topics ranging from 8K, Smart Buildings, Education and Conferencing Room technology.
Historically, buildings have been pretty set in stone. Architectural flexibility was the exception not the norm. Today, however, we live in a remarkable moment—a time when our spaces can shift with the flick of a hand across a keyboard. We can write an algorithm that turns a doorstep into a portal and build a canvas that paints (and even serenades) itself.
While most markets are reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, K-12 education has seen the most disruption to its core service model.
The AVIXA Work Remote series, composed of short, shareable videos, answers the basic questions you’ve been getting recently on how to improve audio, video, lighting, and network performance. These days, we’re all going virtual so feel free to share these AV tips.
In the spirit of the holiday season, tech managers from a wide array of universities reflect on what would be great to have on their wish list this year for the December issue of Higher Ed AV.
The hybrid event is one of the biggest AV stories of 2020. The blurring line between esports and traditional sports is where tech applications can create engaging, high-quality hybrid experiences that are being rapidly developed.