Transforming Education with Audiovisual Technology to Create Dynamic, Collaborative Learning Spaces
An informative panel discussion chaired by Brad Grimes, Senior Director of Communications for AVIXA (the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association) that will explore using audiovisual and interactive systems in learning-space design in order to create student-focused, immersive environments, including project examples that highlight the impact of today’s technology solutions in education.
Senior Educational Technologist - Learning Space Design, City University of London, UK
Sheila Egan is the Learning Spaces Project Lead at City, University of London, working within the Educational Technology team. Sheila didn’t take the traditional e learning route to Educational Technology, instead she has a strong background the installation of Audio Visual Systems, having previously worked at Brunel University as their Head of Media Services. Along with the introduction of lecture capture and digital signage, she also managed the installation of teaching equipment in over 100 rooms. Having fitted in working for an AV Integrator, then manufacturer to the Education Sector, Sheila now brings all things learning spaces together – the physical space and furniture, the technical infrastructure and how Academics and Students use City’s spaces to teach, learn and study.
Sheila is currently working with colleagues in IT and Property and Facilities on the cross departmental Designing Active Learning Initiative (DALI) which aims to update all of City’s 200 plus learning spaces over a period of six years, alongside new building and refurbishment projects. When not looking at rooms and technology, Sheila can be found literally switching off and unplugging by practicing yoga, and is working on perfecting her headstand.
Chief Engineer, AV systems at NTNU Multimedia centre, Norway
Fredrik Haugdal is working for the AV/Multimedia centre of NTNU, the largest university in Norway, with approximately 40,000 students in three different cities. Fredrik is part of the AV systems design team that is responsible for AV solutions in approximately 700 educational spaces. He has experience working for several sound system rental companies in Norway, and he used to carry out sound system and AV installations for a number of companies before he joined the AV team at NTNU. Fredrik has also worked with outside broadcast TV production for 15 years as a freelance sound engineer and floor manager. Today, he is part of the team that is responsible for developing new innovative learning spaces at NTNU. He is also project manager in a scheme that is looking into how to do cross campus lectures in real-time.
When he is not working at NTNU or with OB production, Fredrik can be found on his full suspension trail bike in the deep woods of Trondheim or in the skiing resorts in the area where he lives.
Technical Manager, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan is based at the University of Copenhagen, where he heads up the AV department at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences . The Faculty educates students in the areas of Human Health and Medical Sciences, Oral Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, as well as Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science.
Project Leader, Stouenbourg, Denmark
Anders has overseen a host of successful education installations as project leader for Copenhagen-based integrator Stouenborg. The firm was responsible for the award-winning 15-storey Mærsk Tower facility, having integrated a host of audiovisual technologies across three auditoriums, 16 lecture rooms, laboratories, classrooms and meeting and socialising spaces.