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3/29/2016

From makerspaces to BYOD, more universities are acknowledging how growth-edge AV technologies are influencing not just the student experience but pedagogy as well. “Digital humanities” and “active learning” are the catchphrases du jour. Just watch the faces of freshman as a tenured professor pops in a VHS tape. Digital natives want agile, high-tech tools that prepare them for real-world careers. In turn, teachers are using GenY’s hyper-connectivity as an advantage—weaving technology into their syllabi that support active learning exchanges. But all of this excitement doesn’t make AV integrators’ or in-house managers’ daily jobs any easier. It is a tricky balancing act: end-users want instant access, 24/7 mobility, and collaborative systems, but classroom AV should be standardized. Institutional data must remain secure. Manufacturers are stepping up their games by leveraging enterprise-grade connectivity with intuitive systems. Nowhere was this more apparent than Integrated Systems Europe 2016, which convened in Amsterdam in February. While most commercial technologies—from Dante to HDBaseT—are germane to the campus AV conversation, there were four edtech trends at the show that received serious attention: collaboration, assistive listening, creative audio, and smart projection. A drill down into each category reveals the similarities and points of distinction among notable product offerings. - See more at: http://www.avnetwork.com/features/0014/campus-av-evolves/97060#sthash.KUFTWtCt.dpuf

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