Classroom Environments Take Centre-Stage for InfoComm at ISE 2014

ise-infocomm-0114On Wed., 5 Feb., the second day of ISE 2014, InfoComm International is hosting a series of four seminars dedicated to the design and implementation of AV solutions in education applications. As with most of the InfoComm sessions taking place at this year’s show, each of these training sessions can be accessed using one of the two free vouchers being distributed by InfoComm to all pre-registered ISE 2014 attendees.

The ‘Education Day’ kicks off at 10:00 with ‘BYOT — Practical Approaches to Systems Operability In Collaborative Active Learning Environments’, a session led by Peter Dugas, CTS-D, Senior Design Engineer & Principal at systems integration firm TSAV. The seminar will address operability challenges related to students using their own devices in learning environments and ways to overcome them, examining BYOT in classrooms and specific challenges with BYOT in active learning spaces.

At 11:00, Duncan Peberdy, Learning Spaces Specialist and co-author of ‘Brilliant Meetings,’ will speak on the topic of ‘Designing Learning Spaces – AV Technology Essentials for Active Learning Environments’. Peberdy contends that without effective AV technology, active learning environments will struggle to provide students with the engaging and challenging academic experience that  recent developments have been developed to facilitate. AV technologists, Learning Spaces Managers and University Pro Vice-Chancellors responsible for Learning and Teaching Strategies need to have more awareness of what can be achieved from new learning spaces, and how distributed AV solutions are an integral part of the requirement – all topics that this session will address.

At 13:00, the day turns to the subject of lecture capture as Ullrich Grimm-Allio, Conference and Media Technician, Goethe University, Frankfurt, discusses ‘Centralised and Automatic Lecture Capture Environments’. Grimm-Allio’s presentation will map out Goethe University’s centralised, automatic lecture capture approach, illustrating how the institution’s approach strengthens the three pillars of a university (students, teachers, staff), how their needs influence their work, and how efforts to unite departments for successful outcomes will be delivered.

Finally, at 14:30, Yuval Inditzky, CTS, Product Manager, Control, PC and Mobile Applications for Kramer Electronics, will discuss ‘Designing a Smart Education Facility’. “In the past, all we needed was a blackboard and some chalks, but today’s classrooms need so much more!” says Inditzky, who will look at how, when planning a modern educational facility, professionals should be looking into many aspects relating to the technology to be used, the installation and, of course, how to operate the system once it is installed. Challenges facing today’s professionals working in the education field will be identified and solutions to best solve them when designing a modern classroom will also be discussed.

Here are full descriptions of courses.