Category AV in the Classroom

Preparing College Students for the Workforce

In this AVI-SPL post for No Jitter, you’ll learn about the technology and skills that businesses will value in the years ahead and what that means for higher education. Universities that want to retain prestige and enrollment figures should give their students hands-on experience with the technology solutions that prepare them for success in their career fields.

That experience can come in the form of solutions like advanced visualization and simulation that train learners in safe environments for medical care. Higher education institutions can also help students understand how to use video collaboration systems and how to work productively with colleagues and clients.

This article looks at the public-private partnerships and funding opportunities that can make collaborative solutions part of your school’s core resources.

Read “Making Higher Ed-Business Partnerships Work for Students” > 

Webinar: Preparing Students for the Workforce

Digital disruptions mean new categories of jobs will emerge, and those jobs will require new skillsets. How can colleges and universities ensure they outfit students with the skills and experience they require for the new world of work?

Join us September 26 at 11 am PT/ 2 pm ET as we examine how technology tools that allow students to work alongside professionals — both virtually and physically — can enable students to graduate more prepared for high-demand fields. Our featured speakers will explore:

  • How educational organizations can integrate advanced, secure, effective AV and collaboration solutions to connect students to the resources and technologies they need to prepare for successful careers.
  • Top tools for workplace readiness, such as interactive displays and huddle rooms, virtual reality, augmented reality and simulation, and how some top universities are using them.
  • How universities can leverage industry collaborations to get the tech tools they need.

Register for Future-Ready Learning: How to Outfit Students for Workforce Readiness >

Reinventing Medical Education With Advanced Visualization

In anticipation of the official November 2018 opening of the Global Center for Advanced Interprofessional Learning at the University of Nebraska, I’m sharing a few articles that have been written about the school’s Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning (iEXCEL), which will operate out of the facility. The interprofessional center is meant to improve healthcare by enabling learners to train in a hands-on, safe environment using visualization and simulation technology.

AVI-SPL is the integrator for this project, and playing such an important role continues to be a great source of pride and an example of what is possible with the kinds of technology in which AVI-SPL specializes.

Recent articles about technology in healthcare education have looked at iEXCEL and its mission to reshape the delivery of healthcare education.

In a second post this week, I’ll share a video that the University of Nebraska has created to share its excitement over this program.

At EDUCAUSE This Week? See AVI-SPL’s Advanced Viz Display

If you’re an educator interested in learning about the newest technology, you or your colleagues have good reason to be at this week’s EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, the premier event for IT professionals and technology providers in higher education. The conference’s exhibition, which is Nov. 1 – 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philly, creates networking opportunities for colleagues to talk bout their strategies, programs, what’s working, and what isn’t.

When you visit AVI-SPL at booth #2301, you’ll see a Barco cave display we’ve set up for guests, and you’ll learn about advanced visualization and how the technology is being used in higher ed.

About Cave Displays (taken from the Barco Cave Displays page)

A cave display is a multi-sided immersive environment that offers great levels of immersion. Barco cave displays can have any number of sides, ranging from two to six, in any size you want. Furthermore, caves are completely customizable to your specific demands, and can be a fixed or transportable installation with rigid or flexible screens, high or lower resolutions, with active or passive 3D, or even both.

In this map of the exhibitor floor plan, you’ll find AVI-SPL at the bottom left. We’ve got friendly faces there who want to talk to you, demonstrate our value to higher ed, and leave you with a good impression about trusting your project to AVI-SPL.

At the EDUCAUSE event website, you can register to attend. Amidst the mass of people and rows of booths, we’ll make you feel welcome. See you there.

Win When You See AVI-SPL at FETC

Join AVI-SPL in two weeks at FETC, the world’s largest expo of education technology products and services. We will be exhibiting there January 24 – 27, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, and we want to see you as well.

One of the highlights will be our SMART giveaway. Stop by our booth 242 for a demo of the SMART Board 6065 interactive flat panel enabled with kapp iQ™, and register to win one for your school.

We’ll also feature an Epson BrightLink interactive projector and a Copernicus 3-in-1 interactive easel, which is appropriate for PreK-3 students, including those with special needs.

Use promo code VND17 to save on your registration. Register here and we’ll see you in Orlando!