LONG BEACH, Calif. – Feb. 8, 2018 – Three Epson® higher education customers were selected for inclusion in the 2017 NewBay AV/IT College Standings. The new program from NewBay Media evaluates technology and pedagogy and recognizes “great new spaces and new applications in schools that can serve as an inspiration to all,” according to AV Technology’s announcement of the College Standings. The list included applications from three Epson customers:
- Rush University’s Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation was named “Top application” in the “Best Immersive Environment Technology Solution” category. The Center includes three simulation rooms equipped with manikins that emulate the anatomy and physiology of actual patients, debriefing rooms, a smart classroom and a patient care area. The technology includes the Epson BrightLink® 595Wi interactive finger-touch projector and a Da-Lite IDEA glare free whiteboard which allow trainers to use the space to annotate on slides, diagrams and stop motion video—and then record and save these annotations so students can review it as they study.
- Pensacola Christian College’s Eagle Mania Sports Center was named “Top application” in the “Best Theater and/or/Live Event Space” category for its use of 12 ceiling-mounted Epson Pro G Series projectors, design software and other technology to create an animated light and video show for its Eagle Mania pep rally. The college used the projectors to create a super-sized full-court video with the Sports Center floor as the projection screen.
- California State University Fresno’s Collaborative Classroom initiative was named “Application #3” in the “Best Active Learning Environment” category. The Collaborative Classrooms are designed and equipped with technology that facilitates small group work and allows students to easily collaborate and share their work with each other and the entire class. The technology includes the Epson BrightLink 485Wi and Epson BrightLink Pro interactive projectors to help students share and collaborate on projects.
The 2017 NewBay AV/IT College Standings list is featured online and in the December 2017 print issue of AV Technology Magazine. To view the online article, visit: http://www.avnetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=127724
“We are honored to have the technology applications of three of our higher education customers highlighted in the NewBay AV/IT College Standings,” said Jason Meyer senior product manager, projectors, Epson America, Inc. “Epson is the number-one projector brand worldwide and K-12 schools and higher education institutions throughout the country are using our presentation displays in innovative ways to improve teaching and learning. We are pleased to see Rush University, Pensacola Christian College and California State University Fresno recognized for their great work.”
NewBay Media launched the College Standings program to provide a closer curation than other college ranking programs of how a college or university uses technology to help students, staff, or faculty have a richer learning/teaching experience. It invited readers to enter their best applications then it opened up the list for public voting to rank the entries. A special panel of judges from the academic and university technology design communities helped to curate the entries.
Nominations included details on collaboration, video, learning management, digital signage, and teaching technologies. Entries also included learning spaces that were being designed to support peer-to-peer, collaborative, experiential, visual, service-oriented, and value-based pedagogies, according to NewBay Media Executive Editor David Keene in AV Technology’s online article announcing the 2017 College Standings.
“This special section introduces the fruits of the program—the first curation of university solutions—by our readers combined with our invited judges,” he said. “The intent is not an “Awards” program but a service to the community, to call out great new spaces and new applications in schools that can serve as an inspiration to all.”
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