If there is a silver lining to be found in the devastation wrought by COVID-19, it’s that almost every individual has become proficient using remote technologies. Nearly 18 months after the world was sent home to work and learn, instructors and students are returning to college campuses with a newfound appreciation for the in-person experience, as well as the flexibility to be remote when needed or desired.
Instructional technologists have worked tirelessly with AV/IT design teams and vendors to develop plans that would be flexible for the duration of the pandemic, as well as provide sustainability for the future. A spotlight has been placed on hybrid and HyFlex modalities.
Technologies such as PTZ and auto-tracking cameras, beamforming microphones, interactive displays, and lecture capture that help enable hybrid and HyFlex education have been in use for many years. The cost of entry has become more affordable than ever, and manufacturers and solutions providers have continued to evolve their offerings. For the 2021/22 school year, more classrooms are being designed to accommodate hybrid and HyFlex modalities as an enduring solution.
Within articles found in the links below, you will hear from eight university AV/IT directors on how they have approached the fall semester. They share their challenges, offer peer advice, and provide a snapshot of what AV/IT technologies are in the classroom.
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Content Director, AV Technology
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