Educators are facing unprecedented challenges resulting from new health and safety protocols brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a Biamp representative, I’ve seen firsthand how Biamp products create collaborative, supportive, and enriched environments that foster effective learning for both in-person and remote students.
Below we’ve highlighted how our easy-to-use meeting room solutions can be applied to K-12 education spaces to help teachers overcome common audiovisual technology challenges:
Challenge #1: Learning complex systems
We understand educators are being pulled in many directions and learning a complex audiovisual solution shouldn’t be added to their to-do list. However, it’s essential for instructors to have reliable technology for fully engaging with remote students (more on that below).
Enter Devio™, Biamp’s rapidly deployable meeting room hub. Devio delivers audio far superior to other plug-and-play options and requires minimal technical experience to install and use, making it a highly accessible solution that doesn’t require specialized training or support staff.
Challenge #2: Engaging remote students
It’s easy to get distracted with faulty meeting room audio. Voices cutting in and out, echoing, and audio latency make it difficult for adults to focus on meetings, let alone elementary, middle, and high school students. To complicate matters, most teachers are now being asked to deliver in-person and remote course materials, which demands the simultaneous engagement of both live and virtual students.
Devio provides clear audio that gives teachers the peace of mind that students can hear them. With consistent meeting audio, educators can also spend less time troubleshooting and more time teaching.
Challenge #3: Anchored to a desk
Instructing remote students often requires teachers to stay physically close to the device they’re streaming from to ensure even audio coverage. However, this can mean countless hours anchored to a desk, which can be very uncomfortable. Additionally, this is especially challenging for teachers instructing in-person and remote students at the same time, as they are unable to freely move around their classroom.
Devio also integrates directly with Biamp’s award-winning Parlé beamtracking™ microphones. Beamtracking technology allows a single microphone to cover a wide area with little to no setup, since the microphone identifies and locks to a signal source—even if the person speaking is moving around, which allows teachers to speak anywhere in the room without compromising audio quality.
In summary, Biamp’s Devio and Parlé beamtracking microphones provide the reliability, quality, and manageability educators need to instruct remote and in-person classes.
To see our beamtracking microphones and Devio in action, schedule a demo with a Biamp product expert here.