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Technology and The Evolving Sports Experience

by Mark Gillis CTS-D, Principal Consultant

With insightful commentary, dozens of camera angles for replay of every critical event and affordable hyper-real 4k televisions, TV gives the sports fan an “up close and personal” viewing experience. Why would anyone leave the comfort of his or her own living room to attend a live sporting event?

This question is driving sport franchises […]

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HEALTHCARE ACOUSTICS: A PRIMER FOR ARCHITECTS
Thursday, November 12th – 12PM-1PM
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The acoustic environment in a healthcare facility can profoundly impact patient outcomes. Noise is a source of stress for patients and visitors that inhibits rest and recovery. Likewise, noise is a source of stress for healthcare providers that compromises patient safety […]

The Backbone of Healthcare – Tyler Junior College’s Technology Enhanced Classrooms

Faced with the challenge of creating technology-infused, life-long learning spaces at Tyler Junior College that result in responsiveness to health issues, Project Consultant Mary Cook CTS led a team of skilled designers in creating cutting-edge technology systems for a truly state-of-the-art, simulation education while tripling the classroom capacity of the college’s current healthcare programs. In collaboration with the college’s […]

September 1st, 2015|Audiovisual, Classrooms, Knowledge|

Beyond Active Learning: Transformation of the Learning Space

by Mark Valenti CTS, President and CEO, The Sextant Group

The next generation of learning spaces start with the same characteristics of an active learning environment—flexibility, collaboration, team-based, project-based—but add an important difference: the capability of creating and making. While the concept is certainly not new, low-cost, high-performance technology is transforming the very nature of the create/make activities. In […]

TRUE NORTH | Collaboration’s Profound Impact on Tech Implementation… What a Difference an App Makes!

by Craig Park, FSMPS, Assoc. AIA, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

From innovation to ubiquitous acceptance can be a long and circuitous path for new technologies. The hype of something new only rarely becomes the reality of something truly effective. Across the spectrum of all of our markets, we see growing interest in and application of “collaboration” that is having […]

The Classroom Reimagined

Matthew LeFeber, Project Consultant, The Sextant Group

In the age of the digital native, information on campus is no longer confined to physical textbooks, chalkboards, or even classrooms. When students walk into class with Google on their smartphones, the instructor no longer holds a monopoly over content. This begs the question: “Is the classroom becoming irrelevant?”

Not likely, but there is […]

Technology in Education: Teacher Tips for Integrating Technology

Integrating technology into the classroom is all about letting the students guide you instead of the other way around. Put technology tools in the hands of the students and ask, “What would you do with this?” They might come up with ideas you’ve never thought about. In this short video, Mark Valenti CTS, President and CEO of The Sextant […]

TRUE NORTH | Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Interactivity in the Age of Collaboration

by Brian Patrick CTS-D, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

For several years, the only candy my daughter would eat was a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Even after Halloween trick-or-treating, she gave all of her loot to her brothers – except for those coveted cups. But as I write this article, there are still several unopened in my refrigerator. Why? Because […]

Mark Valenti CTS Inducted Into Audiovisual Hall Of Fame

PITTSBURGH PA – Mark Valenti, founder and chief executive officer of The Sextant Group, has been inducted into the System Contractor News’ Second Annual Audiovisual Hall of Fame.

Honorees this year include mentors, educators, executives, and industry experts who “define the AV industry,” according to SCN Editor Kirsten Nelson. She whimsically observes that the esteemed select few members of our […]

TRUE NORTH | Integrating Technology Into Architecture

by Craig Park FSMPS, Assoc. AIA, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

Marshal McLuhan said, “The medium is the message.” More true today than ever, with the increased use of audiovisual, IT, building energy management, and security technologies in commercial and institutional buildings, McLuhan’s words ring true. As a result, architects and interior designers find they are working earlier and more […]