BYOD and Video: Mobile Learning Trends Affecting Your Campus Now
As BYOD and video continue to be major players in the education sphere, the needs of students and educators are evolving. In this article, two edtech professionals talk about mobile learning trends and how video and the explosion of tablets in education are changing teaching and learning. Featured in this article are executives from Sonic Foundry and Cisco.
Keep the Student in Mind When Building a Distance Learning Environment
The University of Maryland has a new distance learning center that includes a Polycom videoconferencing system, Mediasite webcasting, NEC LCD displays, an Extron annotator and a Wacom digital graphics tablet. The spaces also include lighting from BrightLine and acoustic panels from MBI. The classrooms were designed to create a more intimate distance learning experience that mirrors the traditional classroom in both style and content. Classes are streamed live.
Extron Introduces the PC 101 AC Power Controller
Extron Electronics introduces the PC 101. This one input, one output AC power controller is designed to provide remote power management for AV devices. When paired with a controller or control processor equipped with relays, such as the MediaLink MLC 226 IP or IP Link IPL 250, the PC 101 can be configured to turn a device ON or OFF at scheduled times for security and energy savings purposes.
School Security System Integration Market to Rise More than 80 Percent
In the wake of recent school tragedies, school spending on security and surveillance system integration is expected to grow spurring the market to rise more than 80 percent by 2017. School security systems help to deter crime from happening on campus and greatly reduce response time in the event of an emergency. Information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS) details this information in a new report.
Dr. Amar Bose - The Man Who Made Audio a Household Priority Dies at 83
July 12, 2013 - Dr. Amar Bose, the man who made audio a household priority dies at 83. It was the combination of Bose' genius, passion, need to understand how music is processed by the listener as well as brilliant marketing that transformed his name into a brand name to be reckoned with. TechDecisions, editor-in-chief, Cindy Davis recalls a discussion during a press conference where Bose shared a story about his work on brain-controlled prosthetics while at MIT.
LG Display Announces New Full HD LCD Panel for Smartphones
LG Display announces the unveiling of their new full HD LCD panel for smartphones. The 5.2-inch panel is 2.2mm thin with a 2.3mm bezel and features LG Displays One-Glass-Solution (OGS), which is implemented for the first time with this product.
CompTIA ChannelCon a True Collaboration
Formerly known as Breakaway, this year’s CompTIA ChannelCon 2013 conference will focus on education, partnering and peer-to-peer connections and more than 100 exhibitors in the ChannelCon Technology Vendor Fair.
VUE Audiotechnik Announces New al-8 Compact Line Array System
Shipping this fall, the al-8 joins the al-4 Subcompact Line Array System, making the al-8 the second in VUE’s al-Class. The al-8 features beryllium compression drivers, Kevlar/Neodynium transducers, onboard networking and full compatibility with VUEPoint beam-steering technology.
NSCA Offering Free MNEC Symposium Registration
The NSCA Education Foundation is announcing its second free MNEC Symposium. The foundation has set aside money to cover the full $249 registration cost for qualifying integrators, authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) and other code officials for the second MNEC Symposium, scheduled Oct. 22-23, 2013 at the Four Points by Sheraton BWI Airport Hotel in Baltimore. There is a limit of one free registration per company.