Embracing the Opportunities of BYOD in Higher Education Classroom AV Design
Just when you’ve got your AV plan nailed down for smart classrooms and facilities, there’s a new trend taking hold to supplement the learning that goes on in there – a dramatic shift toward BYOD and consumerization. While students and faculty have been using personal devices on campus since the first calculator, they’ve never been as functional, collaborative, personal or ubiquitous as they are now. And students have never been more tech-savvy.
All of this adds up to evolving expectations for flexibility and for mobile devices, which in turn presents new challenges and opportunities for AV and IT leaders in higher education who are rethinking their strategies in order to meet the collaborative needs of anytime, anywhere access that consumer-based, technology-enhanced learning provides. But how do you ensure your BYOD plan works seamlessly with the enterprise classroom technology already in place? What’s the best way to sift through all the products out there to find the right fit for your campus? And what about security?
Join us for a live webinar as Bill Nattress, a certified technology specialist in design and installation, addresses each of these topics as well as:
- Discusses how institutions can bridge consumerization expectations (I can do this at home, why not here?) with enterprise-class technologies already on the market
- Gives a real-time demonstration of how personal devices can play nice with enterprise-class technologies
- Outlines what campuses should be doing to address upgrading their network capacity and performance, including increasing bandwidth, adding access points, boosting their network management capabilities and addressing security concerns