Calgary, Alberta — October 18, 2017 — Nureva Inc., an award-winning collaboration-solutions company, announces the implementation of its Span™ visual collaboration system and HDL300 audio conferencing system within a new collaboration space at the University of Missouri College of Education. The products were installed in the newly designated Nureva Collaboration Room, where faculty members explore ways to incorporate technology into their coursework and model hands-on learning for their students. The space is also used for distance collaboration with educators in remote school districts throughout Missouri.
The University’s College of Education has been training teachers for 150 years and is committed to giving new teachers the skills they need to be successful in the 21st-century classroom. This includes opportunities to experience how technology and theory can work together to enrich learning. The Span system and HDL300 system complement each other to provide a dynamic collaboration and audio conference experience that makes participants feel as if they are in the same room. The Span system turned one of the room’s walls into a 20′ wide (6.1 m) interactive collaboration space that the students use to facilitate process thinking and visualize and complete complex projects. The HDL300 system fills the room with 8,192 virtual microphones, providing high-quality sound pickup for remote participants. Combined with the ability to participate in collaboration sessions via personal devices, the two systems create a rich environment for exploration and learning, whether students are in the room or participating remotely.
“It has just been incredible to see how both of the Nureva systems have inspired new ideas and solutions related to teaching and learning while reaching new audiences that have been limited by geography, finances or human resources,” said Kathryn Chval, the College of Education’s dean. “We have generated an astonishing number of possibilities to use this innovation, and the impact will be extraordinary.”
“We’re excited to see the College of Education using the combined power of the Span system and HDL300 system to create a highly collaborative learning space that supports both in-room and remote participants,” said Nureva’s CEO Nancy Knowlton. “We’ll continue to explore new ways for technology-enabled learning spaces to better prepare future teachers to educate today’s digital learners.”
About the Span system
The Span system is ideal for creative collaboration activities that benefit from visualizing and interacting with information on a large surface. The system transforms walls into large, ultrawide interactive surfaces that display an expansive digital canvas. Students create their ideas on their personal devices, either a computer, tablet or smartphone, and share them in the cloud. The system draws upon familiar, simple and flexible tools already widely used in paper-based collaboration processes including sticky notes, sketches, images and flip charts. The digital canvas retains all of the flexibility that paper-based systems offer (e.g., large workspaces with persistent information) while overcoming many of the deficiencies (e.g., the awkwardness of physically moving large numbers of sticky notes, sticky notes that fall off the wall, challenges of including remote participants in the process, the need for transcription, and storage and retention of the work). The Span system is available in a variety of models and configurations to suit different types of creative collaboration activities and physical spaces. For more information, visit www.nureva.com/span-system.