Category AV in Education

Higher Education Technologies and Workforce Success

At the AVI-SPL page “Strategies for Improving Student Success When They Join the Workforce,” you’ll learn about the kind of technology solutions that can help prepare students for their careers. You’ll also find links to resources that offer ideas for using display technology in higher education (including ambitious deployments led by AVI-SPL). Other topics at this page include:

  • Why public-private partnerships work
  • How to prepare students for tomorrow’s workforce
  • Ways to close the soft-skills gap (companies expect employees to have skills like resiliency and the ability to work in teams).

Visit “Strategies for Improving Student Success When They Join the Workforce” >

How Higher Ed and Private Business Can Work for Students

When higher education schools and private businesses work together, they can help students learn the skills they need to be successful as they move into the full-time workforce.  To help you understand what makes such partnerships work, AVI-SPL has created a page called “Strategies for Improving Student Success When They Join the Workforce.”

The first section of the page looks at the benefits of public-private partnerships that help train high-school students, college students, and displaced workers so they are prepared for their chosen career. It also includes a Q&A with Tracie Bryant-Cravens, AVI-SPL VP of Sales for State/Local Government & Education. Tracie explains why these partnerships between higher education and private organizations result in improved education and career opportunities.

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May 30 Webinar: Classroom AV Technology, Integration and Centralized Control

This webinar will cover the basics of applying high-end, automated distance learning and lecture capture techniques in UC environments in higher education. Vaddio technology allow for remote and/or in-room access, which allows for effective online learning as well as maximizing the audio and visual experience for in-room students. This online platform is ideal for teaching in a digital world. During this event, we’ll highlight:

  • Vaddio’s automation products
  • In-room visual display sizing needs
  • Advantages of common central command of these systems using IP control as well as IP streaming video.

Register for “Modern Classroom AV Technology, Integration and Centralized Control” >

Guest Speakers:

Scott Rolfes, Senior Field Applications Engineer

Scott Rolfes has over 25 years of experience as a Broadcast Engineer with a focus on live production, satellite, and terrestrial transmission, microwave and fiber systems, and designing and building studios and control rooms. He holds multiple associate degrees in Electronics Technology, Pre-Engineering, and Liberal Arts. Scott is currently in Vaddio’s Applications Engineering department but has also been involved in Product Management, Technical Training, Technical Support and Trade Show functions with Vaddio. Among his other interests are concept prototyping, product development, designing and modifying audio equipment, electronics and mechanics.

Todd Bergum, Consultant Liaison, CTS, Vaddio

Todd is the National Consultant Manager at Vaddio, a Milestone AV Technologies brand. Todd has held management positions with other Pro-AV manufacturers including Telex/Electrovoice and TOA Electronics. He spent seven years as a Regional Manager at Biamp Systems and ten years as National Sales Manager and Partner at Williams Sound Corp. Todd is CTS certified since 2007 and holds many certificates including various DSP certifications, Renkus-Heinz Line-Array deign certification and Syn-Aud-Con certificates beginning in 1986. Todd has a degree in Electronics Technology from Brown College.

The Value of Managed Services to Higher Education

Systems Contractor News looks at the value integrators provide to higher education, which continues to invest in video collaboration solutions. The article looks at the advances being made in video walls and in placing collaboration platforms on a network.

It also looks at the importance of collecting data to see which rooms and equipment are being used, and how often. That leads to a highlight of AVI-SPL and its ability to collect and analyze such data . Jeff Van Horn, sales and engineering manager, talks about AVI-SPL’s managed services and why it matters.

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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.