The University of South Florida (USF) prides itself on being at the cutting edge of medicine, science, engineering, the arts, and more. The university is also a leader in delivering education powered by hybrid learning technology. This is thanks in part to a massive, campus-wide effort to get a microphone into every classroom

Today, more than 50,000 USF students — learning across 14 different colleges — can enjoy a consistent learning experience no matter where they are.

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Steps to successful hybrid learning technology deployment: 

  • Completing a full inventory assessment of the campus 
  • Determining the scope of work
  • Designing or redesigning classroom spaces with hybrid learning in mind 
  • Testing technology options to evaluate quality before making a final decision and purchase

Once the right, cost-effective solution was identified, it was time to deploy it campus-wide.

How to Choose the Right Flexible Hybrid Learning Technology

USF wanted their hybrid learning technology upgrades to enable full student participation. This meant supporting both online and in-person learners. With 96 classrooms to outfit, a cost-effective solution was also critical. Guided by the experts at AVI-SPL and Sennheiser, the university settled on the TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone.

The main selling point was the microphone’s ability to easily handle different audio sources. Flexibility made it an ideal solution for a variety of audio infrastructures. The TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone also allows exclusion zones to eliminate unwanted noise, such as from an HVAC system. This advanced functionality helps deliver stellar audio quality in the classroom setting. 

To round out their flexible hybrid classroom technology, the university added an audience and professor cameras to each of the 96 classrooms. For USF, Sennheiser’s TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone has become the audio standard for every classroom.

To get started designing and deploying your own hybrid learning technology solutions, contact AVI-SPL today.