Randy Tritz of Shen Milsom Wilke kicks off our next webinar day at 11:00 am Tuesday, December 8th to present "Can you repeat the question?": Optimizing Classroom Audio for Streaming Online Instruction." Solid, free, professional advice! Just register here before we go live.

In buildings old and new, education technology departments are opting to deploy integrated classroom-based technologies for streaming instruction online. Fueled by desire to remove all barriers for faculty - allowing them to teach as usual with no change to their presentation style - IT, AV and facility design professionals vet multiple classroom technology approaches, including camera angles and operation, lighting considerations and IT distribution issues.

But perhaps nothing is more critical to successful course capture than the effective recording of classroom audio. Beyond the lecturer, there are multiple sources of sound to consider for learning to take place, including local computers, additional instructors or panelists, and ultimately the student audience themselves.

Randy Tritz of Shen Milsom Wilke is a recognized expert in classroom audio design. He'll take your audio recording questions and outline best practices, key considerations and the latest standards to ensure the best possible audio for lecture capture, including:


  • Lecturer microphone systems
  • Room geometry considerations
  • Audience sound-gathering options
  • System sharing with videoconferencing and other education technology
  • Boot-strap principles that can improve quality while keeping costs down


About the presenter: tritz_60x80Shen Milsom & Wilke is an international technology consulting practice offering comprehensive design and consulting services for multimedia/audiovisual, information technology, acoustics and more. Randy Tritz, director of Shen Milsom & Wilke's Chicago office, has more than 25 years of management experience in the design, engineering, and installation of audio, video, command and control, acoustic, teleconferencing, and audiovisual systems. He is a founding and charter member of the Illinois Chapter of the International Television Association. He serves on several audiovisual manufacturers' advisory councils, providing expertise on the development of new products, industry trends and training. He also conducts annual training courses for the International Communications Industry Association. He holds a B.A. in broadcast communications from Marquette University in Milwaukee, and is a Certified Technology Specialist in Design (CTS-D), awarded by the International Information Communications Industry Association.

This webinar presents a unique opportunity to have your audio questions answered by a true expert in classroom audio design. Be sure to register and if you have questions, you want to make sure make it into the queue, feel free to post them below.