A new year is rolling in, the times are changing, and the technology is too.
But before we welcome 2015, HigherEdTechDecisions wants to highlight some of the most innovative projects that came to life in 2014. From healthcare video walls to brand new sports complexes, courtroom makeovers and energy saving initiatives, these colleges and universities put big bucks into big projects in order to make campus life better.
We hope these projects spark inspiration in colleges and universities around the globe, and give other higher education institutions lots of technological fodder to consider investing in for their classrooms.
College Project Picks of 2014:
Boston College – giant video board installation at Alumni Stadium
Whittier College – constructed new courtrooms, judges quarters and jury room for law students
Berklee College of Music – erected the 160 Massachusetts Ave. building
University of Oregon – built the Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex
Middlebury College – installed a biomass boiler
University of Sydney – provided a larger space for students to work in labs
California Community College – constructed a patient simulation center
Texas Tech University – installed video walls in its classrooms
Florida International University – constructed a restaurant lab
University of Toledo – built an immersive simulation center
Harvard University – recycled an unused space on campus, refurbished it into an interactive learnlab
Kent State University– revamped its visitors’ center
St. Louis University – built brand new law building
St. Cloud State University – updated its broadcast studio
Michigan State University – installed a visual display in the Berkowitz Athletic Complex
Stonehill College – built a solar farm
North Shore LSIJ University Hospital – installed a plasma video wall