AV in Higher Education

AV in Higher Education: What students want

Kieran Phillips, Director of Sales and Marketing at CJP Broadcast, spoke to AV Magazine for an article discussing the evolving landscape of learning spaces and AV technology investments in Higher Education post-pandemic. The article highlights how universities are adapting to improve the student experience, both in-person and remotely, through trends such as flexible multi-use spaces, active learning classrooms, lecture capture, audio enhancements, virtual production studios, and simulation technologies.

Phillips emphasised the significant increase in virtual production (VP) studio installations at universities across the UK, as observed by CJP Broadcast, a leading specialist integrator. With the growing demand for VP skills across multiple industries, universities are investing in this technology to boost student employability and foster cross-disciplinary collaboration.

CJP has recently installed virtual production systems at the Universities of Kingston, Solent (Southampton), and the University of the Creative Arts’ Farnham campus. These state-of-the-art facilities enable students from various faculties to work together and explore new forms of creativity.

Phillips highlighted the transformative potential of VP studios in education: “Advancements in technology, such as affordable processors, high-quality realtime graphics, and precision camera tracking, means that the constraint now is not the technology, it is a shortage of creative and technical staff. Installing VP is helping boost student employability, because of growing demand for virtual production skills in multiple verticals.”

As universities continue to adapt to the evolving needs of students, CJP Broadcast remains committed to providing cutting-edge virtual production solutions that empower institutions to create dynamic, engaging, and future-proof learning environments.

Read the full article here > 

May 2024 edition, pages 18 – 23 

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