In response to the pandemic, Harvard Business School (HBS) needed to provide a learning experience to accommodate both remote and in-classroom students.
HBS AV engineers and Instructional Designers faced significant design requirements. First, they needed the classroom chalkboards and class materials to be clearly visible to remote students, allowing professors to teach in the classroom the way they did prior to the pandemic. Second, they had to capture the faces of individual classroom and remote students and for them to be seen together simultaneously.
The engineers needed a simple pathway to support remote students. The ideal conduit was video teleconferencing. The key challenge was incorporating the variety of dynamic content, such as blackboards, whiteboards, cameras and PC presentations, into these videoconferencing sessions.
To accomplish this, HBS engineers utilized the multi-image display capability of RGB Spectrum’s QuadView® multiviewer, a unique solution that provides a method of delivering a richer distance-learning experience.