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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By Joey Davis
A study on student home connectivity by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has revealed key objectives school systems, colleges, and universities must consider in order to provide an efficient remote learning experience.
Join Kylie Kendrick, Technical Specialist for Lecture Capture (Encore via Panopto) at Durham University for Learning Tech Managers Power Hour: eSports in education - Lessons Learned on July 19, 2021 at 1:00 to 2:00 PM EST. Register today!
AV projects for educational facilities require careful planning. From information gathering to completion, here are five steps to make the process a success.
In March 2020, when university administrations were starting to grasp the brutal realities of COVID-19, one of the many challenges they were facing was how to move their entire class schedules online.
This session will look at the common elements of video conference-capable AV systems for learning.
The modern focus of video conference systems should not start and end with the most top-of-the-line video camera but instead should start with other AV components such as audio, content, and control. This session will look at the common elements of video conference-capable AV systems for learning.
With more than 36,000 students and professors, the Instructional Technology Service at San Diego State University has a huge challenge ahead of them amidst the lockdown. Here is a quick breakdown on their story and their solution. To read more about this case study, visit: https://www.avixa.org/av-topics/articles/road-to-the-congreso-avixa-2021-the-san-diego-state-university-online-lessons-challenge
This article is a preview of the case story that the San Diego State University team will present during the next AVIXA 2021 Congress: Technologies for education today and tomorrow, which will take place virtually from April 27 to 30.
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.
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.