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Arizona State University Partners with Zoom to Bring Innovation Lab to Tempe Campus

ASU's Zoom Collaboration Studio

ASU's Zoom Collaboration Studio

Arizona State University has partnered with Zoom Video Communications to launch Zoom's first-ever Innovation Lab on the Tempe campus. The lab initiates a five-year strategic partnership that will combine the university's learning assets with Zoom's technology to create new learning and collaboration opportunities for students.

The Zoom Innovation Lab will combine ASU's expertise, research, networks and learning assets with Zoom's technology to "create solutions that better connect society," with a focus on "improving access to world-class learning opportunities, telehealth and more," the university explained in a news announcement. "Students will lead much of the development of the products, with guidance from Zoom technology partners," ASU added.

Projects supported by the lab include:

  • The Learning Futures team at ASU Enterprise Technology is developing a "digital twin" virtual campus called ASUniverse that students can access via web browser or VR headset, and working to incorporate Zoom communication tools into the experience.
  • ASU Luminosity Lab, partnering with Phoenix Children's, is exploring a telehealth app to enable doctor/patient visits in a virtual in-patient room setting.
ASU's Zoom Collaboration Studio

Project work will take place in a new Zoom Collaboration Studio within the Tempe campus's Creativity Commons, which offers interdisciplinary collaboration space, a green-screen room, recording studios, and various Zoom-enabled technologies.

ASU's Zoom Collaboration Studio

Other initiatives already underway include enhanced classroom and distance learning solutions, smart stadium experiences, and more, the university said. The university looks to these partnerships to develop "a talent pipeline between ASU and Zoom for students to gain access to internships, job opportunities and career development … to help create the next generation of leaders."

Read more here about the Zoom Innovation Lab at ASU.

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Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.

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