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TechDecisions Guide to 6 Game Changing, Affordable Multi-format Video Switchers
By Frederick J. Ampel · January 15, 2014 • This guide shows a selection of affordable multi-format video switchers with universal input capability and flexibility needed to handle just about every conceivable format, and also produce outputs to meet almost any display or projection device’s requirements, has become available for well under $10,000. In fact Roland's V40HD lists for $4,495. Each will help you make showing any presentation format possible and at a very low cost compared to even last year.

Google Acquires Nest for $3.2 Billion
By Steve Crowe · January 14, 2014 • Google moves into the home automation arena.

How to Get Creative with a Small A/V Budget
By Dan Daley · January 13, 2014 • Learn how Elizabethtown College manages to keep its A/V systems up-to-date while on a budget. The tech director shares his tips.

Globe University Goes 1:1 With Mobile Technology
By Chrissy Winske · January 13, 2014 • Globe University’s chief operating officer of The Globe Education Network talks about why the university is integrating iPads and Apple TV, how the tablets will benefit students and how they prepared for 1:1.

University of California Irvine Extends Chemistry Education Through MOOCs
By Rachel Cericola · January 10, 2014 • University of California, Irvine is setting the standard for MOOCs via its OpenChem project.

William Jewel College Turns Its Library Into a High-Tech Collaborative Learning Space
By Dan Daley · January 10, 2014 • See the William Jewel Pryor Learning Commons, a 21st century library that promotes interactive and collaborative learning through cutting-edge A/V. Videoconferencing rooms, interactive displays, wireless technology and social media allow students to work together on multimedia projects. The library design also accommodates BYOD.

Video Insight Announces New School Security Grant
By TD Staff · January 8, 2014 • Enter to update your school security solution via a grant by Video Insight, a provider of video surveillance software.

Building a Blended Learning Environment at NCSU
By Chrissy Winske · January 8, 2014 • North Carolina State University uses tools like Moodle, Mediasite and Blackboard Collaborate to maintain its blended learning environment.

What You Need to Know to Make Decisions About Web Streaming Services and Devices
By George Tucker, CTS · December 31, 2013 • A step-by-step understanding of live Web streaming from a CTS. From IP, ISPs, CDNs, PoPs, VSTs and whether to go pro or DIY. Understanding how to measure the venue. Plus a look at some popular products.

Flipping the Classroom to Support Multiple Learning Styles
By Chrissy Winske · December 30, 2013 • 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.

Best of 2013: Higher Ed Distance Learning Installs
By Chrissy Winske · December 18, 2013 • Best distance learning installations of 2013. Higher Ed TechDecisions looks back on the best distance learning projects we covered this year. Click through our slideshow to see the stories and look at pictures of these impressive installs.

Best of 2013: Inspired Digital Signage Installations
By TD Staff · December 17, 2013 • Eleven digital signage installations from different types of facilities to help kick start your idea process. Plus a complete guide to digital signage content management systems available now.

Goodbye, Incandescent Light Bulbs
By Aaron Stern · December 13, 2013 • 40W and 60W incandescent bulbs are being phased out of commercial and consumer use beginning Jan. 1, 2014.

Best of 2013: Higher Ed Digital Signage Installations
By Chrissy Winske · December 9, 2013 • Best digital signage installations of 2013: These innovative projects are taking higher education A/V to the next level. Equipment featured in these installs include NEC video walls, a 32-touch point display, an interactive touch screen table, Philips Color Kinetics LED lights, a Bosch LA3-VARI-BH+E steerable line columnar array system, Polycom VTC codecs and more.

Best of 2013: Higher Ed Collaborative Learning Spaces
By Chrissy Winske · December 9, 2013 • These classrooms use state-of the-art A/V technology like Crestron control systems, AirMedia, Radian6, Christie MicroTile video walls and more to create highly collaborative learning environments.

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