Scott Tiner

Scott Tiner

A trained educator, graduating from the Boston University School of Education, Scott is interested in the integration of technology and education. He works at Bates College managing the Client Services portions of Information Technology. Scott directs the Service Desk, which is responsible for the support of all classrooms and computers on campus. He also oversees the campus training programs and specifies and purchases computing equipment for the campus. He stays very active in the AV and IT fields, having presented at both regional, national and international conferences. Scott writes columns and blogs regularly for rAVe [Publications]. In order to continue to develop and strengthen his leadership and management skills Scott has attended the Management Institute and the Leading Change Institute, sponsored by EduCause. He earned his MBA form the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, at the University of New Hampshire. During his time in graduate school Scott developed an interest and expertise in leadership and team building. As an experienced speaker and writer, Scott is always looking for new experiences to share, learn and grow. Scott can be contacted via LinkedIn, on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/stiner or via email at stiner08@gmail.com

A Move Away From AV?

A Move Away From AV?

Throughout my entire career, I have been an advocate of using technology to help educate. When I was in college, training to be a teacher, I began thinking …

Integrators or VARs?

Integrators or VARs?

Over the past several years my job has evolved more and more into the IT world. This has given me an interesting opportunity to see how vendors act differently …

Zoom Continues to Impress

Zoom Continues to Impress

If you have been paying any attention to the video conferencing world over the last several months, you have undoubtedly witnessed the incredible growth of the …

Dashboarding Your Success

Dashboarding Your Success

This month at CCUMC, I will be discussing how Bates College began to turn around its service operations by using data, metrics, SLAs and dashboards. This is …

Operating Through an Emergency

Operating Through an Emergency

Despite our industry’s change from box sales to services, I still see some integrators who don’t seem to understand how a service must deliver value to …

AVaaS: It Just Does Not Make Sense

AVaaS: It Just Does Not Make Sense

Next month, I have the opportunity to be part of an amazing panel at CCUMC on AVaaS. Being part of this panel has made me think more about the service and do …

#AVisLIFE

#AVisLIFE

This publication has recently been using the hashtag #AVisLIFE. The first few times I saw it, I thought it was neat, if a bit nerdy. After all, my family still …

Reliving the Analog Days

Reliving the Analog Days

At my institution, we began putting our AV systems on the network over a dozen years ago. The advantages were simply amazing. In fact, we take so many of these …

VR at the Mall

VR at the Mall

Something that always fascinates me is how new technology creeps into our lives without even noticing. Several years ago, Google put out Google Cardboard. It …

Prepping for the Busy Season

Prepping for the Busy Season

Every winter into late spring, I anxiously await for the arrival of summer — and not just because I live in a cold, snow-filled environment for seven …

PASS: An Alliance You Need to Know About

PASS: An Alliance You Need to Know About

Last month for rAVe Ed, I wrote an article about school safety. I was inspired by the Parkland students, who suffered a horrible tragedy and decided to do …

All Data Is Consequential

All Data Is Consequential

As the world moves further and further into a technology-enabled and -dependent world, serious questions arise about personal and institutional privacy. …

2018 and the Pace of Change

2018 and the Pace of Change

The beginning of the year is a time for people to look at previous predictions and score their success, along with making new predictions for the year ahead. I …

#MeToo and the AV Industry

#MeToo and the AV Industry

Like so many other people, I have read about the Harvey Weinstein scandal over the past several weeks with disgust. As the story grew and the #MeToo campaign …

A Thoughtful Approach to Active Learning

A Thoughtful Approach to Active Learning

Active learning has been on the rise in American college classrooms over the past several years. In general, active learning usually takes place in a classroom …

AV on the Big Screen

AV on the Big Screen

Fifteen years ago when I took my first job in the AV world (as a tech manager at a college) I remember people asking me things like, “So does this mean …

Service Contracts That Make Sense

Service Contracts That Make Sense

For years, this publication, its founder and many others have been all but begging companies to get into the service business. The days of selling boxes and …

UBTech 2017 – A Great Start to InfoComm

UBTech 2017 – A Great Start to InfoComm

For the first time in several years, I was able to attend InfoComm. Before attending the show however, I was fortunate enough to be a speaker at UBTech. UBTech …

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