Pure AV and Sennheiser hosted a live-stream seminar on enhancing learning spaces for an inclusive hybrid experience at Queen’s University Belfast last month, and the event is now available on demand, for free.
The 45-minute session – largely to an empty lecture theatre, as attendees watched virtually – explored how Queen’s University is using technology in their learning spaces to create flexible environments that enhance the experience for students wherever and whenever they access that learning.
Over 70 virtual attendees from across the higher education sector heard from Dr Dan Corbett, lecturer at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Mohamed Hamed, media services manager at Queen’s, as they shared their experiences and demonstrated the facilities within one of the University’s 300-seat lecture theatres.
They were joined by Martin Clay, Pure AV’s head of technical sales and design for higher education, alongside Joe Mahoney Sennheiser customer development and application engineer and Inesh Patel, Sennheiser business development manager, who discussed the system design and the key technologies behind the solution.
The conversation centred on how to bring all these elements together to improve the learner’s experience and create a space where lecturers are comfortable and focused on learning outcomes, not technology usage.
An engaging Q&A session brought the seminar to a close, digging deep into the solution, the experience of users so far, and the application of technology to address the challenges presented by Hybrid or Hyflex learning approaches.
The topics featured include:
- The integration of traditional teaching tools into a hybrid lecture
- The maximisation of audio performance in hybrid spaces
- Voice-based camera tracking for audience inclusion and capture
- Control and creating a straightforward experience for the lecturer
Anyone interested in hearing the discussion, including the first-hand experiences of the team at Queen’s University Belfast and key findings from their evaluation report, can now access the seminar on demand.