With teams, partners, and students more spread out than ever, conferencing and learning systems designed specifically to meet the needs of life science firms and institutions must bring people together virtually and provide the tools needed to continually drive innovation, productivity, and efficiency. The overall design and AV systems in current spaces are being reimagined to meet the current health and safety needs, while maintaining user-friendliness to drive adoption rates.
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Classes are in-person. Classes are online again. Back to in-person. Online again. This is a cycle playing out at schools across the country, and there does not seem to be an end to the cycle in the short-term. Some schools used the spring and summer closures in 2020 to prepare classrooms for either virtual or hybrid learning opportunities, while others fully expected to be back in the classrooms in a normal routine by now. Many schools that did not invest in technology upgrades are beginning to consider these projects, hoping to have them in place for next semester.
Schools that hadn’t prepared their online learning capabilities before now have a significant incentive to invest: grants and legislation that allocate funding for technology and professional development investments that support distance learning.
Current events are causing shifts in how we think about everything, and education is no exception. With K-12 and higher education classrooms closed across the nation, many educational institutions are moving up the timelines for construction and renovation projects, often with an updated scope to account for changes that will need to be in place when students return to classrooms.