A Better Workforce Through Interactive Learning Programs

A Better Workforce Through Interactive Learning Programs: Q&A with Tracie Bryant

When higher education and private sector organizations team up, learning through video becomes much more than streamed lectures or recorded expert presentations and interviews. It becomes an interactive and dynamic experience with videoconferencing and 3D environments.

Corporate and education alliances create opportunities to inspire students in ways textbooks or static content can’t. For example, a medical student can walk into a lab, assess and treat a traumatic head injury on a simulated patient, and then be evaluated by a physician at a remote location. In addition to simulations, students may collaborate with experts, visualize their work in 3D, and more. Tracie Bryant, AVI-SPL VP of Sales for State/Local Government & Education, explains why these programs result in improved career opportunities and a more skilled workforce.
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California State U Adopts Mediasite Lecture Capture Platform Systemwide

We are so excited to see our sponsor’s tools, Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite, adopted across the entire CSU for all their lecture capture needs!

“The California State University System (CSU) has teamed with Sonic Foundry to make lecture capture tools available to all 23 of its campuses. CSU, with nearly 475,000 students and approximately 49,000 faculty, decided to extend an existing relationship with the company, which was named the university’s preferred video content management solution in April. Nine campuses within the system were already using Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite lecture capture tools….” Sourced through Scoop.it from: campustechnology.com


The Evolution of FLEXspace: Help Us Make This a Reality!

Take a look at our Sponsorship Tiers Info Card that details our plans for expansion, and how sponsors can help support us!

The Tool: FLEXspace is an integrated planning tool that supports university personnel throughout various stages of the ideation and (re)design process. FLEXspace helps:

  • Improve process efficiencies and the effectiveness of design choices.
  • Bridge various stakeholders to foster better communication and discipline-based understanding
  • Build consensus among campus stakeholders before involving architects, donors and others

The Community: The FLEXspace.org website will emerge as THE “one stop shop” resource for those who plan, design, maintain and use innovative campus learning spaces.

What’s Next In Learning Spaces? See Winners of the Herman Miller Student Video Contest

What’s Next In Learning Spaces?

Watch this year’s winning entry, The Future Classroom, from  Ethan Arnowitz at Cornell University.

Congratulations to the top three winners of the Herman Miller and IIDA 2015 Student Video Contest!

1st Place—The Future Classroom—Ethan Arnowitz, Cornell University
2nd Place—Global Education—Veronica del Castillo, Savannah College of Art and Design
3rd Place—What’s Next in Learning Spaces?—Rutvik Date, Kansas State University

Posted below, in alphabetical order, are the entries that received Honorable Mention:

What’s Next in Learning Spaces—Sarah Donoho, University of Kentucky
Learning is Living—Samantha Geraci, Cornell University
What’s Next in Learning Spaces?—Patrick Harvey, Terra State Community College
The Future of Learning—Aaron Porter, Kendall College of Art and Design
The Two Best Filmmakers on Campus—Augustus Vieweg, North Carolina State University

Click here to view all previous winners and honorable mentions.