• Type: Whitepaper
  • Date: November 2018

University of Calgary

Audiovisual equipment and education have walked hand-in-hand through the decades, going back to the filmstrips, vinyl records, and overhead projectors that characterized mid-20th century classrooms. It’s hard to imagine how instructors could have functioned without AV support over the years, even if most of that hardware never left classroom and laboratory walls.

Now? Concepts of instruction and learning have evolved so much that they would seem unrecognizable to professors and teaching assistants of earlier eras. But so has the concept of “AV,” which has a more prominent position in today’s colleges, universities, and graduate schools. Video in particular has taken on a much greater role in learning, whether delivered to a student’s mobile device, displayed on a large wall in a commons area, or mapped into the floor of an arena.

In this paper, we’ll look at five different ways that institutions of higher education can put the newest generation of audiovisual technology to work across campuses.