Category AV in Education

Q&A on Funding for Video Collaboration

In this Q&A, Tracie Bryant, VP of Sales, State & Local Government, and Education, offers her insight into federal grant programs that can provide the funding for video collaboration systems for higher education. She also discusses the types of programs that qualify for funds, how unified communications is supporting school curricula, and the benefits of collaboration technology for communities.

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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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SMART kapp iQ Reinvents the Whiteboard

Over 250 collaborators. That’s the number the immediately made an impression as soon as it was spoken.

At last week’s InfoComm tradeshow in Orlando, I was given a demo of the SMART kapp iQ. It was during that demo that the SMART rep informed me of how many collaborators it can accommodate. Think about the value of that in business and higher education, and how it involves those in the classroom or lecture hall, distance-learning students and remote participants.

Write on a connected device and the content appears on the SMART kapp iQ and everyone else’s device. And you don’t have to worry about losing work, because it can be saved at any time. Features include:

  • Responsive touch experience
  • Write simultaneously using different colors of digital ink
  • Natural write and erase features – use finger, pen or palm
  • 4K Ultra HD resolution – glare-free and supports HD and SD content

To bring the SMART kapp iQ onto your campus, contact Erin Minich, AVI-SPL director of education technology, at erin.minich@avispl.com.

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.

A Chicago High School Turns the Classroom Interactive

Camelot Education’s Chicago Excel Academy specializes in helping at-risk students earn their credits for high school graduation. To foster student engagement with subject lessons, the school wanted interactive SMART Boards in its classrooms. AVI-SPL provided and implemented those SMART Boards, and trained teachers how to use them. Watch the video below to find out why Excel was so excited about the interactive displays and how the students reacted.

 

 

Contact AVI-SPL at sales@avispl.com or 866-559-8197 to get the collaboration tools that are right for your school.