Whether students are in the classroom or connecting remotely, audio components must be able to adapt to the real-world conditions of blended learning. Inadequate classroom audio can negatively impact remote learning and lecture capture for both students and faculty.
Remote classrooms must remain adaptable. For example, a room might be used for a videoconference with the screen one day, a training session with a presenter in the room the next day, and a hybrid course with a remote instructor the next day. Audio/video needs for remote learning present unique opportunities for sound reinforcement, where adding remote participants can introduce passive listeners or discussion leaders.
Choose microphones and audio DSPs that offer a wide range of features to meet the expectations and limitations imposed by the room. Adapting to these needs may dictate hanging microphones, wireless table microphones, a wall microphone – or a combination. What works in a spacious conference room with neat acoustics may not work in a more intimate classroom with a wall of glass.
Shure’s Stem Ecosystem conference room system is an essential enabler of remote learning. It includes a modular set of high-quality, mix-and-match audio devices that create integrated solutions for collaborative classrooms of varying sizes, configurations, and use cases. Stem ecosystem platform tools (Stem RoomDesign, RoomAdapt, RoomCheck, and Remote Management) make it easy to install, calibrate, and manage Stem Speaker, Wall, Table, Ceiling, Hub, and Control devices. The wallet provides an optimal audio experience for distance/remote and in-room students, blocking out ambient noise such as road traffic, barking dogs, and audio outside the room.
If you want to learn more about Shure audio systems for hybrid and distance education, visit Shure.com/en-US/conferencing-meetings/room-type/education.