Lecture Capture Allows the Professor to Make House Calls
Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) uses Mediasite as a lecture capture and videoconferencing platform for distance education. The school offers seven online Bachelor's degrees and 14 online Master's Degrees with plans to add more classes. The dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences talks about the benefits of distance education, different types of online classes and how lecture capture can help teachers flip the classroom.
Videoconferencing Allows FAMU College of Pharmacy to Deliver Real-Time Distance Learning
Florida A&M University opened a satellite campus in Crestview Florida. Pharmacy students can now take classes via a Cisco TelePresence unit. All lectures are recorded with the Cisco TelePresence Conference Server. Also inlcuded as distance learning technology are Shure lapel microphones, two LD HDTV Flat-screen TVs, and HD Epson projector and Polycom HDX Array ceiling microphones.
Georgia Tech Overhauls Distance Learning Technology at Its Global Learning Center
Georgia Tech recently upgraded the distance learning technology in its Global Learning Center. The university installed a PESA Cheetah 288XE digital video router, cameras, switchers, matrix switchers, and fiber connectivity, as well as PESA Vidblox extenders and QuadBlox units that are used to transport A/V and rich media content back to the new Cheetah router. Panasonic AW-HE60 PTZ cameras are used to capture video of lectures. Control rooms for the distance learning classrooms use the H.239 multimedia communications standard, which allows audio, video and data to be combined in a single stream.
Flipping the Classroom to Support Multiple learning Styles
Frank Fedel flips his classroom using Panopto lecture capture software, a Web camera, GradeCam and iclickers. Fedel uses video lessons and interactive quizzes to present information in a way that appeals to different learning styles. His lectures are created with Universal Design for Learning principles in mind.
Choosing Equipment for Technical Education is a Delicate Balancing Act
The director of the Digital Department at The Conservatory for Recording Arts and Sciences (CRAS) talks about choosing A/V equipment for technical education. He explains how to balance the need to create a learning environment that simulates a professional one while working against budget contraints. CRAS uses high end products like the Neumann U-87 large-diaphragm condenser microphone in combination with less expensive alternative products. Partnerships with companies like Tannoy, Shure and Sennheiser can allow students access to pro-grade equipment, augmenting lessons.
William S Boyd Law School Pilots Classroom A/V to Gauge Faculty Response
The William S. Boyd law School tested out new classroom A/V including a Crestron Digital Media Presentations System 300, Panasonic PT-DW730U projectors and Samsung MD55B LCD displays in two pilot rooms before upgrading the rest of its classrooms. Coherent Design designed the A/V setup while CSS Presentation Systems installed the new systems. The school was able to save money by capitalizing off existing Atlas ceiling speakers and cable conduit.
Designing for High Contrast
George Mason University uses InfoComm’s ANSI/InfoComm 3M-2011 Projected Image Contrast Ratio Standard to evaluate the projection in its classrooms. Brad Grimes of InfoComm International explores this project.
St Joseph’s University Converts Chapel into Welcome Center with Impressive A/V
St Joseph's University renovated a chapel on campus into a state-of-the-art welcome center with impressive A/V including a 1080p video system, Panasonic WUXGA DLP projector, a Draper retractable 108 x 192-inch screen, 60-inch Sharp LED monitors, ENTASYS high-performance column-type line arrays, iBOX iHP3594 three-way cabinets, two i215LVS dual 15-inch subwoofers and Crown CTs amplification powers the system, with DSP.
How West Virginia University Uses Digital Signage For Campus Safety
West Virginia University (WVU) uses digital signage for emergency notifications on campus. Their digital signage is a combination of Samsung displays and other vendors. X20 media provides the content management platform WVU uses to both manage and create its digital signage content. The displays are placed in high traffic areas like dorms, meeting spaces and dining halls and are tied to e2campus which the university uses for emergency text alerts allowing campus police to trigger the signage via SMS. Alerts are also sent to the WVU homepage as well as the campus TV network.
30 Innovative Award Winning Digital Signage Projects
Check out the top digital signage installations from video walls to an illuminated domed ceiling, using the latest digital signage technologies. The winners of the 2013 Apex Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were announced at Digital Signage Expo 2013. The winners include the Westfield San Francisco Centre nominated by Obscura Digital, San Francisco Public Utility Commission nominated by Obscura Digital, University of Waterloo Stratford Campus nominated by Westbury National Show Systems Ltd, Antron Showroom nominated by Float4 Interactive Technology, Dee Daa Restaurants nominated by Arsenal Media, Dolphin & Swan nominated by Xpodigital, Pepsi nominated by Intel, Westfield Shopping Center nominated by Scala Inc, Build A Bear and CBS Outdoor nominated by Manufacturing Resources International. Categories include: Business, Industry & Government, Education & Healthcare, Event Venues, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Public Spaces, Retail, Transportation.
Digital Signage Helps UCF Promote Student Use of Technology
The University of Central Florida (UCF) installed two dozen NEC digital signs across campus to help promote student use of technology. UCF is using Four Winds Interactive software to create content for the signs and has installed media players from Seneca and Dell to provide a cable TV feed.
How to Organize A/V Product Comparisons
Saddleback College tested a number of projectors including models from Hitachi, Epson, Panasonic and Sanyo. AV staff tried out the projectors side-by-side to compare performance and features. They also looked at cost and specs. The college was looking for projectors with HDMI connectivity, superior video quality and a small chassis.