Archive | May, 2015

Perfect Timing and the Internet of Things: Q&A With the AVnu Alliance

Networks were not originally designed to care much about a signal’s precise timing. All they cared about was taking data where it needed to go. Right from the start, the key goal of Audio Video Bridging (AVB) was to enable the network infrastructure to support time, which is what audio and video signals are most sensitive about. The name […]

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Classroom Design Standards: Spelling Out ‘Look and Feel’

This is part three of my four-part blog on classroom design standards in higher education. In part one I discussed industry standards and how they can be helpful, either requiring that they be followed or using them as the basis for other internal standards. In part two I discussed what I called campus infrastructure standards, […]

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Weekly Reading: Video From Antarctica and KFC Food Trays (Yup)

Last December, I received a GoPro for my birthday. My sister immediately borrowed it for roller derby (yup). When I got it back, I downloaded the footage to clear up storage space. There was some interesting footage of fellow blockers and jammers skating up to marvel at the thing on my sister’s helmet. And a great […]

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Why Campus Infrastructure Standards Are So Important

This is part two in a four-part series chronicling my thoughts on campus technology standards. You missed part one? It’s right over here. And here’s an excerpt from part one, to help set the scene: “Most colleges and universities have some assemblage of ‘classroom standards.’ Many of them are poorly thought out, incomplete, and not […]

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Weekly Reading: Why Do Colleges Even Exist Anymore?

I have two high school juniors (remember, they’re getting ready for their prom?). I fully intend to send them to college next year. Not to online college (no offense — e-learning definitely has its pluses), but to the physical places where classroom technology is awesome, learning spaces more collaborative and video integration is designed to […]

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