Projection Screens in Education Installs: To Skimp or Not to Skimp?

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Every year colleges and universities spend millions of dollars on AV for their presentation spaces and their classrooms. We specify HD projectors with lumens rated from 4,000-8,000. Touch panels and control systems make the technology go, while computers, Blu-Ray players and document cameras create the content. In short, we put a lot of time, thought […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up | August 22, 2014

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It’s Friday and time for the Weekly Wrap-Up. Here are some of the top stories we think deserve a second look from this week. Joel Rollins’ latest Crew Call column about opportunities to change the way large meetings work, blogger Lee Distad writes about how to talk to customers effectively, Sara Abrons published a blog […]

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Relationships: Should You Be Steady Dating, or Playing the Field?

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If anyone is a regular reader of my columns or blogs, they know that Bates College, where I work, is a Crestron house. This summer I was able to work with some products from AMX. Specifically, we had the DVX-3155HD presentation switcher, along with the Modero MXT-1000 touch panel. I was able to configure these […]

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Who’s Helping the Schools?

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In 2002, under the direction of then-Governor Angus King (now a U.S. Senator), the state of Maine started a 1:1 laptop initiative with its middle school students. In a nutshell, the MLTI (Maine Learning Technology Initiative) program funded the cost of laptops for all middle school students. An RFP was created and the winning bidder was Apple. For […]

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A Convenience Worth the Risk

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By Scott Tiner Years ago I attended a conference where the founder of this publication, Gary Kayye, spoke. During the talk he suggested that while technology offers conveniences, it also runs the risk of getting less reliable. He gave the overhead projector as an example: It was probably one of the most reliable forms of technology […]

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