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Arizona State Partnership to Embed VR into Intro Biology Courses

As early as next year, students at Arizona State University could be able to don a headset, sensors and a light knapsack and immerse themselves in a theme-park-like visit to an alien zoo. The university has struck an agreement with Dreamscape Immersive to bring the latter's virtual reality technology to campus.

JVC Camcorders Add Livestreaming Capabilities

Camcorders from JVC Professional Video can now stream directly from the camera to two major social networks.

U Kentucky Expands Classroom Tech for Multi-Modal Teaching and Learning

The University of Kentucky has expanded the use of technology in classrooms to accommodate whatever format is appropriate for the course content and faculty and student preference. As the home page for the institution stated, "Work Anywhere. Learn Anywhere. Teach Anywhere."

Pepperdine Outfits Classrooms with Hybrid Learning Tech

Southern California's Pepperdine University has upgraded 166 classrooms on campus with hybrid learning technology for the Fall 2020 semester. While fall instruction will remain fully online, the institution wanted to ensure its learning spaces could accommodate any combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning, according to a news announcement.

Central Queensland U Outfits Learning Spaces for High-Def Streaming

A university in Australia with multiple campuses has upgraded its approach to audio and video management. Central Queensland University, with 25 campuses, has installed media systems from Harman Professional Solutions, to facilitate high-definition streaming into classrooms from lecturers who may be situated anywhere in the university system.



Ryerson U Intros AR-Enhanced Science Labs

Ryerson University is working with an augmented reality company to develop a series of labs for science courses. The project is based on InfernoAR from NexTech AR Solutions.

University System of Maryland Rolls Out Virtual Science Labs Across All Campuses

The University System of Maryland has partnered with Labster to provide its virtual laboratory simulations across all USM institutions.

Crestron Intros Web Conferencing Systems for Small Spaces

AV company Crestron has developed a new line of tabletop conferencing systems that enable "one-touch" web meetings for small work spaces, such as home offices.

New AVer Distance Learning Camera Features AI Auto Tracking

AVer has introduced a new distance learning camera that uses artificial intelligence to automatically detect and follow an instructor's movement in the classroom, with no need for a camera operator.

USC Deploys $2 Million AV Network in Prep for Hybrid

The University of Southern California is investing close to $2 million in a project to deploy an AV network to cover 248 classroom spaces for hybrid learning.