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Get What You Give: The Facts Behind Classroom Collaboration
Collaborative learning strategies have changed for today’s college kids, especially with options like long distance learning, online classes and BYOD

Figure Out Where You Stand: How to Choose the Best Podium for Your Campus
What sets one college apart from another is what furniture and technology it uses, including podiums and lecterns for lecture halls, classrooms and auditoriums.

Colleges Need to ‘Go Long’ with Distance Learning to Stay on Top
Colleges should invest in the technologies that will make their long distance education programs top notch and attract prospective students.

Florida International University Serves Up Collaborative Technology in Its New Restaurant Lab
Florida International University’s new restaurant management lab is one of a kind in the world, and sets the bar for the future of hospitality training.

Wharton to Boost Student Collaboration with New Software
Trying to facilitate more classroom collaboration, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania found a solution in Mersive Solstice display management and collaboration software.

Purdue University’s Córdova Recreational Sports Center gets impressive AV makeover
As higher education becomes more competitive, colleges and universities are placing more emphasis on campus features that are not strictly academic. From welcome centers to fitness centers, schools are relying on these types of facilities to provide additional value to students and convey a broader sense of what the school stands for.

23 Tips & Tricks for a Successful Emergency Preparedness Social Media Campaign
Higher ed emergency management professionals share the tricks they use to attract followers to their emergency management social media pages. These tips helped University of Georgia increase its Facebook "likes" by more than 478 percent.

Understanding RF Antennas: Best Practices for Setting up Your Wireless Mic System
Wireless microphones are a popular technology because they provide freedom of movement, without the danger of anyone getting tangled in or tripping over cables. Radio Frequency (RF) microphones are favored because, for the most part, they are easy to set up and are typically reliable---except when they are not. George Tucker, CTS provides some basic troubleshooting tips.

Inside InfoComm’s Solutions Summits for Tech Managers
At InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas the deep-dive primers are designed to help tech managers make better decisions when it comes to procuring digital signage or unified communications and collaboration (UCC) solutions for their organizations.

Understanding RF Antennas: Best Practices for Setting up Your Wireless Mic System
Wireless microphones are a popular technology because they provide freedom of movement, without the danger of anyone getting tangled in or tripping over cables. Radio Frequency (RF) microphones are favored because, for the most part, they are easy to set up and are typically reliable---except when they are not. George Tucker, CTS provides some basic troubleshooting tips.

How to Purchase A Rack: Best Practices for Buying, Installing and Utilizing a Rack System
When making the right decision while purchasing a rack, or series of racks, it is important to make sure the product you are purchasing is ideal for your installation. Different types of rack formats apply to specific applications and since racks are an essential piece of hardware for almost every AV or IT installation, choosing the most effective rack format is paramount for a successful installation. Below, Tim Troast, Director of Physical Infrastructure Products at Middle Atlantic, discusses best practices when choosing, installing and utilizing rack formats in different types of infrastructures.

How to Buy an Outdoor Flat Panel Display
Touch screens aside, other advances in technologies have made flat panels designed for outdoor use much more practical and affordable. Until recently, most vendors were still using CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) instead of LEDs (light-emitting diodes) as the backlights in their weatherproof LCD digital signs. Here are five tips to finding the right outdoor display.

AV Racks 101: The Backbone of AV and IT Infrastructure
Racks, enclosures, housings, whatever you call them they are the essential infrastructure component for any installation. They spend their lives behind doors labeled authorized personnel only and danger high voltage. Or, they remain anonymous behind an unmarked steel door in a dark corner of the basement. They stand side by side, often row after endless row, holding together the electronic components that make our systems function. Without them, there would be no way to organize hardware, coordinate cabling, structure the signal flow of systems or perform a myriad of other often forgotten, but critical tasks. Racks also provide security, cooling, safety and increase serviceability.

St. Petersburg College Leads the Way in Effective Blended Learning
A Project Eagle Grant helped St. Petersburg College begin to build up their online course offerings 15 years ago. Since then, momentum towards more innovative and effective educational models has only increased.

LSU’s New Digital Media Center Brings Together Academia and the Arts
Historically, the university has been not only a repository of knowledge but a seeker of it, as well. Schools regularly collaborate with industry, science and other spheres to broaden their knowledge base and, if they’re adroit enough, help their bottom lines, too. The newly opened Louisiana Digital Media Center (DMC) at Louisiana State University (LSU) is the perfect example of that synergy between academia and industry. What sets the venue apart from others of it's kind is its 7.1-surround Meyer Sound cinema system .




Colleges should look into investing in today’s lecture capture solutions to increase revenue and stay on top.