Month: July 2020

CS50 – Introduction to Computer Science

I usually start each workday by scanning through my email, and the other day, following a series of links on changes in higher education wrought by Covid-19, I came across this article https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-local-correspondents/how-harvards-star-computer-science-professor-built-a-distance-learning-empire on the introductory computer science course at Harvard.  It’s a long but fascinating read, talking about the intersection of education and technology,

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What happened to the conference phone?

It wasn’t all that many years ago that every project had a 3-pointed conference telephone on the table, with a cable snaking off to the wall or, if we were lucky, disappearing down through a hole in the table top.  Then along came video conferencing, first in large complex rooms, and now everywhere.  An article

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BYOM, Bring Your Own Meeting

There’s a new acronym we’re learning, BYOM, Bring Your Own Meeting.  No longer are meeting participants bringing their own devices simply to push content – they’re bringing the meeting itself.  Our enterprises and institutions may have a supported platform (Teams, Zoom, or Webex perhaps) and rooms with fancy touchscreens, but when I’m the meeting host,

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The rise of “touchless” A/V

With heightened concern about spreading illness through surface contact, we’re seeing the term “touchless” within the A/V industry.  But what does this mean?  Are we really running our presentations by waving our hands, or with our voices? Well, possibly yes.  Voice controlled A/V systems are real; see this video from Utah State University https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARPj5q2_mHw  But

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