Friday 8 September 2017
Time: 9.00am - 10.30am
AV in a Networked World - Nathan Gardiner
A session on how the convergence of AV and IT is changing learning space design, how does this work and what does it mean when the network port is now the key tool in a learning environment.
Learning Space Design Evolution - Roger Ward
In the world of BYOD, active learning and authentic learning experiences, how has the design of learning environments and the technology that enables them changed? This is case study based with current examples across multiple universities, including designs, models and schematics to start your own learning space transformation.
Nathan Gardiner - In his role as AV Architect at University of Canterbury, Nathan is responsible for the design and implementation of all teaching and presentation technology installed into centrally managed learning and collaboration spaces across campus. Nathan is also responsible for the development of the strategic integration of new and emerging teaching technologies at UC. He is currently also a committee board member of the association for Audiovisual & Education Technology Management (AETM).
Prior to working in his current role, Nathan was The Advanced Video Collaboration Centre (AVCC), leading a team that was created set up to support video collaboration technologies for Universities and Crown Research Institutes across NZ, utilising KAREN the high speed research Network. He has also worked as an integral part of the Human Interface Technology
Roger Ward - As a member of Victoria’s IT learning and research group, Roger develops and implements audio-visual presentation systems to support learning and teaching across the broad range of venues at Victoria. At today’s rapid paced evolution of pedagogy and digital technology, presentation systems are benefiting from regular technology refreshes. Presentation technology new builds and retrofits are carefully planned alongside stake holders to align with the University’s strategic foci, and to support pedagogical aims, space constraints and budget availability.
Prior to University life, Roger was project foreman at leading Wellington audio visual integration company ‘Futureworks Ltd’ where he co-ordinated delivery of integrated presentation technologies into a wide range of applications throughout NZ. Prior to this Roger co-directed a Wellington musical instrument retail outlet ‘The Kiwi Music Company’ which provided ‘sound reinforcement systems’ integration to a broad client base throughout the greater Wellington region.