A major catalyst was, of course, the pandemic, when the demand for hybrid learning exploded. But it started even before that. In particular, universities were already beginning to put things online and make it possible for students to learn from anywhere.
This has shifted the way that educators teach. It’s not just a frontal lesson or lecture. It’s hybrid. Lessons in the auditorium or lecture theater are also live-streamed so other faculties and universities can attend. People can learn anywhere and from anywhere. Also, there’s more customized learning, with students being able to learn at their own pace. These changes are being both driven by and enabled by technology.
Now, as we’re coming out of the pandemic, budgets will likely be tighter again, but I think there will still be funding for technology because there is now a new standard. You’ve got to have cameras, microphones, and an easy way to share content and engage across classes and campuses.
Stay tuned for the next post in which our education market experts share some interesting trends they see in their respective regions.
About the “Education Insights” Series
At Kramer, we’re proud to have some of the world’s leading specialists in AV for education on our global team of experts. The “Education Insights” series is dedicated to hearing their voices, so we can learn about how the educational experience is evolving, guiding our solutions, and inspiring AV innovation for academic excellence.