Students enrolled in distance-learning courses are no strangers to pre-recorded lessons. They log in and click through a series of lectures, then complete assignments to earn their credits. But now, it is possible to participate in lectures conducted half a world away, in real time! With Harman’s suite of professional AVL and networking solutions, campuses can bring in renowned global educators without actually having to fly them in. This ensures that your students receive authentic lessons as taught in world-renowned Universities, in a local classroom setting!
With Harman’s AMX N3000 Series Encoder/Decoder*, students in Singapore can attend lectures that are live-streamed in High-Definition, from anywhere on the globe. Smart classrooms equipped by Harman are changing the way distance-learning classes are delivered, and improving student satisfaction and participation rates. With a turnkey Harman AVL system, a typical evening class could look like this.
It’s 7.30pm in Singapore and after a brief roll-call, classes have commenced. Some students couldn't make it for the lecture, but no matter! Our lecture will stream live from the UK through an AMX N3000 Series Decoder, and can be recorded on a Cloud server. Absentees will later replay that evening’s lessons in its entirety.
The facilitator taps on a small AMX touchscreen on her desk to dim the lights while firing up the audiovisual system. The livestream begins and our guest lecturer from the UK flashes to life on-screen. Everybody’s amazed at how lifelike the lecturer sounds from discreet JBL speakers - they can even feel some ambient chatter in his classroom! The lecturer turns to the camera and greets all of his students across the globe. And without skipping a beat, he calls for his classes to sit in their respective groups. The students huddle around small desks, each with a dedicated monitor so that they can continue viewing the live-stream while they discuss.
To ensure that students don’t miss out on any pointers during the stream, participants can rely on some precision Audiovisual kits from Harman. Harman’s JBL loudspeakers, BSS Amplification and Crown DCi signal processing units work in perfect harmony with AMX Presentation Switchers, to ensure that every verb and noun is delivered in high-fidelity.
AMX Switchers work hand-in glove with any display solutions, whether they are 4K Projectors or regular 1080p monitors. In overflow situations, this flexibility ensures that live-streams can be broadcast to any classroom or lecture hall as needed.
Harman can also enrich your campus with the tools you need to create a vibrant student culture. You can equip your lecture theatres with cutting-edge Audio Mixers from Soundcraft, transforming them into Multi-use spaces suitable for stage performances, movie screenings and events. Soundcraft consoles are industry-grade professional equipment that can be adapted to suit your specific needs.
To find out how you can bring global educators into your classrooms by implementing Harman’s suite of AVL technologies, speak with a Harman Engineer today!
*AMX N3000 WAN H.264 Compressed Video Over IP Encoder/Decoder. Technical details readily available from Harman.