Greetings from sunny Tampa and the 2012 School Equipment Show hosted by National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA). InfoComm just wrapped up the third and final event in the Power of AV for Education series for 2013. This series is designed to examine future trends in learning and how technology plays a role in education, especially the improvement of learning environments and how technology facilitates classroom and training room activities.
Generally this event is held at a university campus across the country and attracts higher education technology managers, but for today’s event we decided to break the mold a bit and present to the attendees of this trade show. The attendance was abundant and diverse, including school administrators, teachers, tech managers and distributors, but all were hungry to discover the current future trends of av and technology in learning environments in both K-12 and higher ed. Bill Nattress’s presentation Technology In Future Learning Environments opened much discussion and thought on the simple idea that “curriculum is the foundation, pedagogy is the method, and av technology is the support.”
Finally, attendees were able to see real life applications in two separate university case studies from Bates College and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, presented by Scott Tiner and Marko Jarymovych, respectively. Attendees were also able to experience several of the products discussed during a mini-technology showcase hosted by our sponsors Chief, Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Media Vision, Spectrum and Starin.
Want more? Find additional information and view previous sessions here.