Explore Classroom Technologies in Higher Education

Posted in: Classroom Technology , Classroom Technology Philadelphia, PA

By Joshua Herring on Aug 25, 2023

main photo - students attending class in a hybrid classroom with virtual attendees on screen

Craft the Ideal Learning Environment with Vistacom Inc.

The higher education landscape has evolved rapidly over recent years, with classroom technology playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of learning. Today, institutions seek innovative solutions that cater to the diverse needs of students and educators, whether they’re attending in-person or virtually. 

Read below to explore how you can dramatically transform how your Philadelphia, PA, campus teaches students.

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Teaching During the Digital Age

In the realm of higher education, it’s crucial for educators to feel connected with their students, whether in a virtual or hybrid setting. Our tailored solutions ensure that technology, from cameras to presentation tools and hardware to software, are all configured to foster this connection.

Features like sending real-time prompts to all students, the “raise hand” function, and customizable views enhance engagement. The importance of the video conferencing platform and the strategic positioning of cameras cannot be overstated. Educators and students alike can feel as if they’re directly addressing each other, fostering a sense of intimacy and engagement.

Furthermore, the auditory experience is just as crucial. Directional microphones and speakers, when positioned correctly, immerse both students and instructors in the classroom for clear communication and interaction.

As higher education continues to evolve, institutions must stay ahead of the curve. Colleges and universities can craft the ideal learning environment to ensure students receive a top-tier education, irrespective of the format. Vistacom Inc. can help design and install the best-suited classroom technology solutions for your campus, taking the features available in advanced software and helping educators incorporate them into their lectures, crafting a streamlined user experience that everyone can easily utilize.

There are several updated classroom formats we can help your institution incorporate, such as:

Hybrid Mode: The Best of Both Worlds

The hybrid format, which combines in-person and virtual learning, has gained significant traction in recent times. King’s College, for instance, turned to Vistacom Inc. to accelerate its hybrid learning environment amidst the challenges posed by social distancing over the last few years. 

We were able to institute a seamless technology integration, enabling educators to cater to both in-person and virtual students simultaneously. This approach enhances flexibility but also ensures that no student is left behind.

Completely Virtual: A New Normal

The pandemic underscored the importance of having robust virtual learning platforms. While losing the in-person component had the potential issue of losing the human touch, we strive to keep that element in all of our higher education classroom projects. High-quality video conferencing, seamless content sharing, and interactive sessions that mimic the traditional classroom experience were vital. 

From placing the lecturer’s camera and microphone in a location that made students feel like they were being spoken to directly to interactive polls that kept the students engaged, we strove to cover every detail so the human element was never lost! These bespoke virtual technologies ensure the virtual classroom is as engaging, interactive, and effective as its brick-and-mortar counterpart.

Back to Basics: The In-Person Classroom

While technology continues to advance, the essence of in-person learning remains irreplaceable. We understand this and offer solutions that enhance the traditional classroom experience, like high-definition displays and intuitive control systems, equipping the in-person classroom with leading-edge options to foster an engaging learning experience.

Group Collaboration: Fostering Teamwork and Interaction

Gone are the days of the one-size-fits-all lecture style. New and remodeled classrooms are moving towards a group or pod-style seating arrangement that allows students to engage in group discussions, then shift and delve into individual work within the space. These classrooms can swiftly switch between traditional presentation mode with the professor leading the discussion and student-directed collaboration and group learning.


Whether it’s hybrid, virtual, in-person, or group collaboration, Vistacom Inc. is the partner you need to navigate the future of learning. Contact our team here to get started.

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