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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 […]

Popeye Consulting, Independence and Linguistic Ju-Jitsu

by John A. Cook CTS, Vice President, The Sextant Group

The field of Audiovisual Consulting was created in the mid-1960’s by Hubert Wilke.

Craig Park, now a Principal in our Omaha office, was one of Hubert’s early employees. I never had the privilege of meeting Hubert, but Craig tells me that Hubert’s vision focused on how unbiased technical consulting, […]

Principal Consultant Craig Park FSMPS, Assoc. AIA on the publication of his latest book, The Architecture of Image

How did you get started writing books?
In 2001, I had been writing AEC-industry magazine articles for about 10 years when the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) decided to go into the book publishing business. They asked if I’d like to write a book, and I found this a natural fit. I’d read how Candice Bushnell re-packaged her newspaper […]

August 25th, 2014|Knowledge, Thought Leadership|

Future Trends for Higher Education

Higher Ed Tech Decisions spoke with The Sextant Group’s President and CEO, Mark S. Valenti CTS, in a recent article on Technology Management in Higher Education and upcoming trends coming to a campus near you. In his course at InfoComm 2014, InfoComm’s annual conference, Valenti presented on transformations in colleges’ pedagogy, technology, and usage of space, outlining how […]

Technology in Education: Uses of Modern Technology in Classroom Teaching

Uses of modern technology in classroom teaching shouldn’t be complex or difficult. Flip your classroom or use Skype to bring an expert into the classroom. Leverage smartphones by sending your students out into the field to gather data. The Sextant Group’s President and CEO, Mark S. Valenti CTS, discusses the uses of modern technology in classroom teaching.

Uses of Modern […]

3 Future Technology Trends: What It Will Look Like and What It Will Do

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

We are approaching the “Era of Abundance:” virtually unlimited bandwidth that is essentially free. This completely upsets the traditional economics notion of price set by supply and demand. Bandwidth is growing exponentially, and its abundance is one of the most important developments of our time. Traditional economics teaches us that price reflects […]

May 30th, 2014|Knowledge, Technology, Trends|

7 Security Technology Trends for 2014

by Michelle Hofmaster MSSM, CHS-III, Senior Consultant, The Sextant Group

Technology, technology, technology! Security technology has advanced so rapidly, yet many organizations simply do not budget for the security face lift, a.k.a security technology upgrades. Following are 7 Security trends for 2014 that many organizations will be implementing:

Migration Planning – Many video, access control, and intrusion detections systems are antiquated […]

January 15th, 2014|Knowledge, Security, Technology, Trends|

TRUE NORTH | Healthcare Acoustics

by Alexis Kurtz LEEP AP, Project Consultant / Acoustical Consultant, The Sextant Group

Numerous studies confirm that high noise levels in a healthcare setting can have negative implications on patients, staff and visitors. Noise causes sleep disturbances, which in turn have been shown to cause increases in blood pressure and heart rate for patients, as well as have adverse impact […]