On Higher Education Technology: ATEN Technology
AVT Question: Please share your ideas and best practices for designing the higher education classroom of today and tomorrow.
Thought Leader: Christian Young, Pro AV Product Manager at ATEN Technology
COVID-19 changed the way classes were experienced at all levels of education. Since then, hybrid and remote conferencing have become part of the new normal. More often now, however, schools are welcoming full-time students into their classrooms, which means that professors must now motivate student participation onsite, while providing a seamless experience for remote students and making them feel like they’re at the front of the room.
For distance learning students, joining conferences should be quick and easy. Wireless presentation video devices are the way to go and should allow many students to join classes in a variety of ways. —Christian Young, Pro AV Product Manager at ATEN Technology
Different methodologies and technologies were discussed and even applied in the classrooms to keep the interest of the students on site. Classrooms should be designed to enable collaborative work among students. Let students work in group projects with access to interactive and smart projectors, as well as virtual reality headsets that would help them step “out of the room” to experience more real content. Immersive tools displaying 3D scenes for lessons can provide an advantage when using this technology for history, biology, etc.
For distance learning students, joining conferences should be quick and easy. Wireless presentation video devices are the way to go and should allow many students to join classes in a variety of ways, via an app or mobile streaming services like AirPlay or Chromecast. Even better, if these wireless presentation switchers include collaborative tools like whiteboard, screen capture, multi-view, or moderator mode, it would make content management and flow easier.