Highlight on 17 of 2014’s most innovative college projects.
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Our readers chose eight technology products that have had a positive impact in their schools this year. See what made the list.
The University of Toledo constructed a new simulation via AVI-SPL with technology provided by Cisco, Crestron, Barco and Sharp among others. The simulation center was built in order to give students, future healthcare professionals, a chance to get real world experience in the medical field before practicing on actual patients. The building was constructed based on the tri-center model, where there are three centers in one to train students. Each floor provides students with opportunities to practice debriefing skills, surgery, patient safety and treatment of human patient simulators. The simulation center is even open to people outside of the university, providing training, workshops and presentations.
St. Louis University (SLU) built a new, 12-story academic building to teach students law digitally. The building includes classrooms, conference room, courtrooms and digital signage on each floor.
Lèman Preparatory School in Manhattan is known for its academics and cutting-edge use of technology. It’s classrooms feature interactive whiteboards, tablets, a Crestron control system and more to create fully digital, connected classrooms.
Some law schools are installing mock court rooms and updated law technology to give law students real world experience.
In January of 2009, the City of Tallahassee and Leon County signed a memorandum to construct a Public Safety Complex. Five years later, dual video walls allow for emergency response teams to collaborate better than ever.
To keep current students happy and boost the number of accepted students, colleges are providing curricula and learning spaces that “look like where students will work.” Students that take advantage of such curricula and learning spaces have the opportunity to see where their degree paths could take them after graduation, and get real world experience during their undergraduate years.
David Thorson, Senior Manager of Programming Architecture for AVI-SPL, talks audio visual programming in conference rooms and control rooms.
Carlos Lerma, Director of Engineering for the control room group of AVI-SPL, speaks about the environment of control rooms and how that should impact the way we outfit these rooms.