Hybrid is here, but what does it demand?

As blended learning becomes a necessity rather than a ‘nice-to-have’ for higher-education institutions everywhere, the quality of in-room audio and video is more important than ever. In fact, it’s the lifeline separating distance from disconnection.

And, as institutions look to distance learning as a valuable revenue stream in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, professional audio and video experiences for remote students are now part of core product. Universities and higher education institutions are investing in developing a strategic, long-term UC infrastructure plan to meet their needs now, and in the future. As part of that, they bring together the best soft-codec communications technology like Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Cisco WebEx, with class-leading room systems that bring clarity to busy spaces.

With Xilica’s latest whitepaper, we explore the importance of digital signal processing (DSP) as the valuable hub of your space. Eliminating unwanted echo, noise and artefacts, and providing voice-lift for a mix of both in-person and remote students, we discuss why DSP is the cornerstone of great, intelligible audio experiences for hybrid learning that help students be themselves.

We also touch on other components of your blended learning system, such as PTZ cameras and UC synchronisation, and discuss a recent case study from York University, Toronto, Canada, involving more than 800 learning spaces.

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