Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Can you identify the 10 potential points of failure inherent in traditional audiovisual classroom systems?

> DENVER, Colorado, Oct. 6, 2009 – “It's been shown that we retain 20% of what we hear, 30% of what we see, and 50% of what we see and hear. In the classroom, that points to audiovisual (AV) technology and multimedia as powerful learning tools, because they incorporate both seeing and hearing. The underlying technology is complex, but the student/instructor experience doesn't have to be. There are new tools and knowledge to optimize AV capabilities in a teaching space, and to deliver support,” says Steve Thorburn, PE, LEED-AP and design principal of Thorburn Associates.

“It's primarily a matter of good planning and design,” says Thorburn, whose Planning For Classroom Technology Workshop, Nov. 2 in Denver at the Curtis Hotel, will address these issues and more.

AV in the classroom is continually changing, and the Planning for Classroom Technology Workshop is targeted to benefit CIO’s, IT Directors, facility managers, interior designers, architects and anyone who is involved in the planning or design of formal or informal learning spaces, or responsible for AV presentation technology. The workshop runs 8:30-4:30 pm. Attendees will earn 6 AIA Certified Continuing Education Units or 6 InfoComm Renewal Units, and receive a detailed workbook to keep. The workshop’s title sponsor is Crestron Electronics. The Nov. 2 workshop takes place just prior to the Educause conference, Nov. 3-6 in Denver, Colorado.

For those not working on a classroom building, the information in the workshop is easily applied to the same issues, goals and concerns encountered in corporate and public meeting, training and conference spaces.

To register or get more information, contact Christina LeClerc, at Thorburn Associates, 510-886-7826 ext 205, email planning@ta-inc.com or visit the workshop website at www.ta-inc.com/planning.