Category interactive displays

Emerging Trends in Higher Education Technology

Teachers that use technology solutions like interactive whiteboards, video collaboration systems, and advanced visualization are creating learning spaces equipped for the way students want to learn. And as Brawn Consulting points out, they’re also taking important steps toward preparing their students for their lives after school.

Eighty-five percent of jobs that will exist in 2030 will be new — and will involve technology at a high level. Giving students access to technology solutions can also help them develop and hone life skills, including how to learn and think critically and create presentations.

Brawn Consulting, a venerable consultant to the audio-visual industry, has identified emerging trends in higher education, particularly those related to technology:

  • Students expect seamless technology in the classroom
  • Machine learning will predict student performance
  • Outsourcing more IT systems
  • Remote technical support will be more important to systems security
  • Increased group work and collaboration
  • BYOD adoption will be standard
  • Scalable school systems like cloud-based applications, infrastructure, and collaborative platforms
  • Collaboration tools and video communication will become more prevalent

In light of these trends, Brawn recommends that schools and their teachers:

  • Experiment with the technology that engages students and helps them retain their lessons
  • Focus on scalable cloud-based collaboration systems that include managed support
  • Rely on the International Society for Technology Education, a nonprofit that provides technology and learning resources

You can rely on AVI-SPL to help navigate these trends and integrate the seamless technology students expect and need. To create the classrooms that engage students and prepare them for the evolving job market, contact AVI-SPL at sales@avispl.com or 866-559-8197.

Using Collaboration Tools to Retain Customers

In its most recent contribution to No Jitter, AVI-SPL offers its insight into ways that collaboration solutions can improve the customer experience.

This article establishes the importance of the customer experience, and how companies are doing when it comes to meeting that goal. It then looks at the ways collaboration and related technology connect people quickly with the information they need. Such technology addressed includes:

  • Interactive displays
  • Video conferencing
  • Virtual reality

The post concludes by emphasizing the importance of managed services and their support of seamless, intuitive customer experiences.

Read “Using Collaboration Technology to Retain Customers” >

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” >

Webinar Recording: Sharp Interactive Displays

During this webinar, led by Saundra Merollo, Sharp senior sales engineer, you’ll learn about Sharp’s pro AV focus on issues of importance to organizations:

  • Internet of Things
  • Immersive technology
  • Smart connected cities
  • Digital signage
  • Human interface devices

Saundra also addresses the benefits of the latest line of the Aquos Board interactive display system and its features:

  • Sharp collaboration software for mirroring devices regardless of the operating system
  • One-to-many content sharing
  • Capacitive touch technology
  • Advantages of HDBaseT

Get the recording for “Interactive Displays: Applications, Trends, and Best Practices” >

Webinar Recording: Vaddio USB Conferencing and Epson BrightLink Pro

The webinar recording for “Software-Based Clients in UC Meeting Rooms” and “Your Whiteboard Reinvented” is available at the AVI-SPL website.

Darrin Thurston of Vaddio explains critical AV design elements in deploying software-based UC clients in meeting spaces ranging from huddle spaces to classrooms. This includes an overview of key considerations:

  • Design for UC soft clients (like Skype for Business and WebEx)
  • Choosing video and audio devices in the meeting room
  • Audio processing
  • Bandwidth availability and guidelines for supporting HD video
  • Room controls
  • Room design elements (including camera placement and shot selection, lighting conditions, and acoustics)

Michelle Rydell of Epson focuses on BrightLink Pro, which helps users annotate, capture, and share ideas in real time. You’ll learn about the advantages of the BrightLink in corporate settings:

  • Full-HD interactive display up to 100” – An extended whiteboard where BrightLink Pro projectors are placed side by side to achieve a large interactive area
  • Designed to enhance productivity – Bring your own device, connect a PC or video conference device, collaborate locally or with remote participants

Download the recording for “Software-Based Clients in UC Meeting Rooms” and “Your Whiteboard Reinvented” >