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Why Remote Support Makes Sense In A Social Distancing World

Why remote support makes sense in a socially distancing world

Organizations aren’t just thinking about the current pandemic, they’re also considering what’s ahead, and for many companies and schools, that means switching to a remote support model for their AV technology. Continue reading “Why Remote Support Makes Sense In A Social Distancing World”

AV Standardization And Scalability

What does AV standardization mean?

AV standardization is key to scalability, and both are important to ensure AV works for your organization, present and future. Most businesses already have standards in place, including standards in their IT departments. AV standards are an extension of this, outlining which technologies are used where, how they are used and how they fit into a larger enterprise network.

With AV standardization, businesses can provide a consistent AV experience for their employees, no matter where they access the system. There are multiple benefits to this approach, including enhanced scalability.

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Asynchronous vs Synchronous Learning

What Is Asynchronous vs Synchronous Learning?

Distance education is no longer the future—it is the here and now, and school districts nationwide are quickly establishing an online presence for their students and teachers. In Texas, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is pushing districts into quickly adopting distance learning and has outlined what schools can do to maintain funding for distance learning students. Continue reading “Asynchronous vs Synchronous Learning”

What Is The Difference Between Video Conferencing And Video Collaboration

U.S. businesses execute millions of video conferences daily, but only a fraction of those involve true collaboration. As collaboration drives better problem solving, communication and team morale, it is important for teams to collaborate when possible.

Many video conferences suffer from the same problems that many professionals have with in-person meetings. There may be too much talking and not much showing, or there may be too little structure. Even when a meeting is productive, if there is no one taking notes for follow-through, then it’s likely not very productive after all.

Collaboration tools help resolve these extremely common issues, and they are useful even when people can’t sit in the same room. Video collaboration tools can help bring teamwork back to your teams.

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Evolution From Interactive Whiteboards To Interactive Flat Panels

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Interactive flat panels are an evolution in interactive displays

Interactive whiteboards have only been around since the 1990s, but they are already being phased out in favor of new technology. Most of this change is driven by the adoption of interactive flat panels, which offer several advantages over whiteboards.

These advantages are relevant to both K-12 educators and businesses, as interactive flat panels allow for more effective meetings and lessons.

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How To Safely Return To The Office

How can businesses safely return their employees to the office?

Many businesses have already rallied their employees back to the office, and in the coming weeks, many more businesses will make the transition. For everyone involved, the focus will be on safety, and AV integrators can help with that.

In addition to the CDC’s guidelines, which include wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing, employers can safeguard their employees with AV solutions like the following: Continue reading “How To Safely Return To The Office”

eSports and The Classroom

Why are schools adding esports programs to their curriculum?

Once branded a short-lived diversion, the esports industry is not only here to stay, but is breaking revenue and viewership records every year. According to research published by Green Man Gaming, the industry is already worth more than $1 billion and has a following larger than the NFL.

Esports is particularly attractive to younger people, which gives educators an interesting and unique opportunity. More than half of Gen Z boys and men, for example, consider esports to be more relevant to them than traditional athletics. Schools are using this interest in esports to craft new lessons, get students involved in on-campus activities and to provide their students with more scholarship and collegiate options. It’s a win-win, regardless of what happens in the game. Continue reading “eSports and The Classroom”

How Is Technology Adapting To The New Touch-Free Norm?

One of the many lessons to take from the coronavirus pandemic may be this: It is time to consider a touch-free future.

According to a consumer survey by Foolproof, a UK experience design firm, most people agree with that conclusion. In response to the survey, 80 percent of people said they would change their behavior regarding touch interfaces following the pandemic. Nearly half of consumers also said they would use contactless payment technology when available.

Contactless payment, though, is only one touch-free technology already in use.

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How Can Audio Enhancement Technology Assist With Distance Learning?

As the new school year approaches, educators are preparing for more distance learning, and looking to audio enhancement technology to improve their online lessons. With audio enhancement, students can hear the teacher better, whether that teacher is in the same room wearing a mask or delivering a lesson through a video. This has quantifiable benefits on a student’s ability to learn, as most people learn best when integrating visuals and sound together. Continue reading “How Can Audio Enhancement Technology Assist With Distance Learning?”