Five Ways Displays Help Students Join the Workforce

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Read AVI-SPL’s eBook “From Sim Labs to Huddle Spaces” to find out how to attract more students to your school with interactive displays and stand out in a competitive market. Providing modern technology like simulation labs and huddle spaces can also encourage alumni to support your organization after graduation.

To give but one example, technologies like augmented and virtual reality are expanding the opportunity for immersive experiences. Interactive displays are helping deliver those experiences in spaces that benefit learners who are making discoveries on their own, and those who are collaborating and solving challenges as a group.

This eBook, made with insight from NEC, shares five ways your school can use technology to help students enter the workforce. It also explains how interactive displays support workforce readiness by helping students build communities, drive research and innovation, support collaborative learning, and more.

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How Higher Education Can Make the Most of Its Current Tech Assets

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JLL, a prominent real estate service provider, notes that higher education is facing the largest demand for capital investments they’ve ever seen. By upgrading their facilities, schools can recruit students to innovative programs that support teaching and learning in exciting and engaging ways. However, universities are also feeling the pressure from reductions in federal aid, due to defaults on school loans. JLL states that 40 percent of student loan borrowers are expected to default on their loans by 2030, which is a data point used for federal aid qualification.

So the challenge for schools is this: how to approach its building projects in a cost-effective way as they deal with the pressures of losing the support of student loans.

Gain Business Intelligence

Once a higher ed school upgrades or builds a facility, reductions in cost can be achieved with the right technology platform in place. A platform, like AVI-SPL Symphony, can bring tactical and strategic business intelligence to these institutions. Let’s look at a pre and post platform deployment example.

Pre – No Actionable Business Intelligence: A building has 100 rooms with 450 technology devices, ranging from video conferencing to projectors to displays and everything in between, all from a multitude of manufacturers. A teacher, who needs to use the equipment in one of the rooms, discovers the systems don’t work. She makes do without them, runs her class, and may or may not reach out to IT. Because the solutions didn’t work, she stops using that room or technology. IT eventually finds out about the problem, sends out a technician, fixes the issue and moves on to the next issue.

Post – Tactical Business Intelligence: This same building’s rooms and devices are loaded onto a managed services platform like AVI-SPL Symphony. Let’s say there is an issue with technology, from anywhere in that building. Through auto-detection, thresholds and ticket creation, IT can proactively resolve this issue before it affects the teachers and students. When issues cannot be resolved quickly, IT can inform the teachers, who can then move their classes and minimize disruption.

Post – Strategic Business Intelligence: As device data is collected through the monitoring and management platform, schools can analyze what is happening within their spaces, including which ones are being used and why, which technologies are generating the most tickets, and what are the root causes of those tickets. This enables data-backed decisions to be made on how to repurpose and upgrade those areas.

“Rather than turning to new construction to accommodate academic needs, colleges and universities continue to make better use of the facilities they already have,” says David Houck, co-leader of JLL’s Higher Education practice. “Campus utilization studies, occupancy planning tools and centralized management of shared spaces can unlock significant efficiency and savings opportunities.”

Work with AVI-SPL to learn more about Symphony and how it can do for your university what it’s doing for Australia’s RMIT:



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Emerging Trends in Higher Education Technology

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Teachers that use technology solutions like interactive whiteboards, video collaboration systems, and advanced visualization are creating learning spaces equipped for the way students want to learn. And as Brawn Consulting points out, they’re also taking important steps toward preparing their students for their lives after school.

Eighty-five percent of jobs that will exist in 2030 will be new — and will involve technology at a high level. Giving students access to technology solutions can also help them develop and hone life skills, including how to learn and think critically and create presentations.

Brawn Consulting, a venerable consultant to the audio-visual industry, has identified emerging trends in higher education, particularly those related to technology:

  • Students expect seamless technology in the classroom
  • Machine learning will predict student performance
  • Outsourcing more IT systems
  • Remote technical support will be more important to systems security
  • Increased group work and collaboration
  • BYOD adoption will be standard
  • Scalable school systems like cloud-based applications, infrastructure, and collaborative platforms
  • Collaboration tools and video communication will become more prevalent

In light of these trends, Brawn recommends that schools and their teachers:

  • Experiment with the technology that engages students and helps them retain their lessons
  • Focus on scalable cloud-based collaboration systems that include managed support
  • Rely on the International Society for Technology Education, a nonprofit that provides technology and learning resources

You can rely on AVI-SPL to help navigate these trends and integrate the seamless technology students expect and need. To create the classrooms that engage students and prepare them for the evolving job market, contact AVI-SPL at sales@avispl.com or 866-559-8197.

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Preparing College Students for the Workforce

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In this AVI-SPL post for No Jitter, you’ll learn about the technology and skills that businesses will value in the years ahead and what that means for higher education. Universities that want to retain prestige and enrollment figures should give their students hands-on experience with the technology solutions that prepare them for success in their career fields.

That experience can come in the form of solutions like advanced visualization and simulation that train learners in safe environments for medical care. Higher education institutions can also help students understand how to use video collaboration systems and how to work productively with colleagues and clients.

This article looks at the public-private partnerships and funding opportunities that can make collaborative solutions part of your school’s core resources.

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