Category AV in the Classroom

What’s New in Technology for the Classroom

It’s all about engagement. Read Tracie Bryant’s summary of the New Media Consortium’s predictions for the world of education technology in 2016, and you’ll see the common thread among each of the highlights.

In the Classrooms and Training Centers section of the AVI-SPL website, we provide you the resources to inform yourself about choosing the right collaboration technology to engage students, whether they’re in the classroom or walking around campus.

How Visualization and Simulation Tools Help Train and Test

Data is easy to come by. But making use of that data can be a challenge. Advanced visualization helps by immersing individuals and groups into simulated environments, and make it easy for groups to collaborate and gain consensus.

In simulation environments, students and trainees can safely experience situations that happen in the real world. These virtual environments immerse participants in realistic conditions so they can practice their courses of action. A simulator can also provide for safety engineering, testing, improved performance, and education.

Read “Visualization and Simulation for Research and Collaboration,” to learn how today’s advanced technology allows for:

  • Hologram environments where even the floor is a simulated environment
  • Personal, self-contained environments
  • 3D environments that allow user interaction via motion tracking
  • Images seamlessly warped and blended on any object
  • Unprecedented image fidelity using 4K resolution

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North Carolina State’s Hunt Library Continues to Amaze

When the Hunt Library at North Carolina State University had its grand opening in the spring of 2013, it marked another in a timeline of proud moments for AVI-SPL.

That’s because we integrated collaboration and visualization systems that would help redefine and expand the idea of what a library could be. It won awards. It received praise in the media. We filmed a video case story that shared the library’s vision, what it would offer guests, and why it was so special.

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Why Video Conferencing Is Best for Distance Learning

In Polycom’s Public Sector View, AVI-SPL Sales Engineer Martin Lois explains why video conferencing is the most effective form of distance learning, how it’s helping students at Florida International University, and the valuable role of a systems integrator in projects that involve video conferencing.

Read the Q&A interview with Martin.

You can also read the case story about the integration at FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management.