Boston Campus Technology Conference, August 1st-4th
I had the pleasure of attending the Campus Technology conference at the Hynes Convention Center on August 2, 2016. My main goal was to gather CE credits for my InfoComm CTS certification, but to also network with colleagues from various colleges in the area, as well as investigate emerging classroom technologies that may be of interest to BU. The talk I attended was a day-long conference on the “Classroom of the Future”, and had several representatives from regional colleges and universities detailing some of the work they have done at their respective instititutions. Highlights included a fully digital, automated studio space for faculty to create video, as well as a ‘Pinterest’-like application for the sharing of ideas in room design and construction. Later in the day, I perused the exhibit hall and met with several vendors including Top Hat, Wacom, and FocalCast. We will be exploring these vendors and their products for possible solutions to many of the issues and ideas we come across in Educational Technology. In particular, the Wacom tablets seem especially promising, as I have been using a few demo units the vendor sent me over the past 2 weeks and am very happy with what they have to offer.