Being some 90 miles away from Wake Forest University’s sprawling main campus in Winston-Salem, the school’s new satellite campus in uptown Charlotte could seem like a distant star to the students who attend its adjunct MBA program, but foresight and imagination have brought the two campuses culturally and technologically closer.
One of the main challenges in technologically connecting the two campuses involved space constraints. The office building that housed the handful of rooms that would become the Charlotte campus had only a few closets for audiovisual equipment.
At the Stanford University School of Medicine’s new learning center, one system of capturing lectures does it all—from scheduling and recording an event to distribution of audio and video files.
“When you’re training future medical doctors, it’s important to ensure they have all the tools and resources to become the best physicians they can be,’’ says Trent Tanaka, Director of AV Technology at the school.
Students in the Net generation enter higher education with an expectation that cutting-edge technology will be a force in their academic experience, but its use comes with strict requirements at George Washington University, which in 2007 made a commitment to creating a more collaborative learning environment.
“Technology needs to advance learning and engage students,” says P.B. Garrett, associate provost and chief academic technology officer for the university.
The uses for AV technologies in higher ed aren’t limited to traditional classrooms. At the University of Florida’s new three-story, 100,000 square-foot veterinary teaching hospital, an integrated AV network is woven into the fabric of the building. In this University Business web seminar, originally presented on May 22, 2012, David John, safety and security supervisor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, discussed how the hospital is using its AV network to improve patient care as well as the learning experience for students.
AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, announced the T models of Enova® DVX All-In-One Presentation Switchers have begun shipping.
This second of the three-part Connected Campus webinars features a case study from Texas Woman’s University, which used remote management and monitoring systems to achieve significant savings in equipment and energy costs, more efficiently manage staff time and improve the benefits of technology in classrooms and lecture halls.