Professor On Screen

I used to attend morning classes, afternoon classes and evening classes at university on some days. Not by choice, but because either the class time slots I wanted filled quickly or those were the only times the classes were offered. Some days it felt like I was on campus all day. I went in at breakfast time and was there till past dinner time, reading or working on some assignment in the library or study area whilst waiting for the next class to start. It was a good thing I liked being on campus because I spent so much time there, it became my second home.

Even though I was a non-traditional student, I found the atmosphere on campus to be vibrant and alive. I think I was a late bloomer because I don’t remember liking learning at school as much as I liked learning at university. I loved the discussions and debates we had at university and being challenged to think critically. Whereas at school, I remember a lot of rote learning, listening and regurgitating of facts thrown at us; my brain didn’t really have to think, it just had to remember. It was on one of my evening class days that I walked past a nursing class that was in progress. I saw students sitting at their desks taking notes and I heard the professor’s voice teaching, only the professor was not there in person. She was on a TV screen talking in real time to the students. I was impressed to see the students interact with the professor and answer her questions as if she was in the room in person. Apparently, the professor was a director of nursing at some regional hospital and could not travel to campus on a regular basis due to her nursing work commitments. As a result, she taught the nursing course via video conferencing.

Video conferencing such as the Life size Team 220, is face-to-face conferencing via video. It provides instant communication that has crispy clear audio and lifelike video images, which is probably why I thought there was a real life professor in the room. The Life size Team 220 products are effective and easy to use; thus helping employees to complete tasks in a shorter time. It is a cost-effective form of audio visual installation Sydney that can be linked not just to the class room, but also conference room, lecture halls, training rooms, control rooms, churches, court rooms and public display areas, personal office and even tablets and smartphones.

These days, it seems to be the norm rather than the exception for commercial sectors such as architects, builders, IT and electrical contractors to use audio visual integration in the form of video conferencing to do business and complete tasks by opting the right product. It is, therefore, nice to see that even universities are tapping into this technology to make classes available to students.

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