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 …

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. …

#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 …

The “Active” Classroom

The “Active” Classroom

For the past several years, one of the buzzwords in education has been the “active learning classroom.” In fact, the active classroom even made the …

Extracting Value from Trade Shows

Extracting Value from Trade Shows

My first trip to InfoComm was six or seven years ago, one of the years it was held in Las Vegas. I left the show completely amazed at the magnitude. With the …

InfoComm and UBTech 2017

InfoComm and UBTech 2017

If you have read my columns over the past couple of years, you have likely noticed a pattern. In most of the columns I try to explore creative ways for …

ISE: Smarter Campus

ISE: Smarter Campus

Thanks to an invitation from InfoComm to speak at its Smarter Campus session, I was able to attend ISE for the first time in 2017. The trip and the show were …

Customer Service: Two Experiences

Customer Service: Two Experiences

I am back from ISE 2017 and had an amazing experience. I learned so much and will have plenty to write about, and will be following up on over the coming …

BYOD – Where Do We Stand?

BYOD – Where Do We Stand?

Remember the days when all the AV and IT people at a campus needed to worry about were the computers the institution owned, or the installed computer at the …

The Saga

The Saga

In early November, I had the opportunity to attend CCUMC in San Antonio. The city was amazing, the food was delicious and the conference was great. To read …

CCUMC 2016: Were You there?

CCUMC 2016: Were You there?

At the beginning of November, I attended the CCUMC conference in San Antonio, Tex. For those of you who don’t know what CCUMC is, you should check out the …

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