ADVANCED CREATES IMMERSIVE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS TO PROMOTE LEARNING AND COLLABORATION AMONG STUDENTS AND FACULTY AT TORONTO’S SENECA COLLEGE
ABOUT SENECA COLLEGE
On September 6, 1967, Seneca College opened its doors under the direction of founding President William Newnham. During that initital year the College enrolled 852 full-time and 1,067 part-time students within 20 diploma and certificate programs.
Today, Seneca is Canada’s largest college with campuses throughout the Toronto and the Greater Metropolitan Toronto Area. With a current enrollment of approximately 90,000 part-time and 17,000 full-time students, Seneca’s leading areas of study include biotechnology, business, computer studies and health sciences. Seneca’s accounting and finance, aviation, early childhood education, environmental, electronic engineering, fashion, fire protection, international business and marketing, law and 3D digital animation programs have received both national and international acclaim.
THE ADVANCED SOLUTION
Over the past several years, Advanced has been a key AV partner to Seneca, providing complete audiovisual services designed for and installed within classrooms across the College’s multiple campuses. These AV integration projects have ranged in size from installations within 20-30 classrooms at once, to over 75 rooms, with each installation incorporating swift completion deadlines to accommodate heavy classroom usage and a growing population of students.
To ensure Seneca students receive the best possible education, each classroom is designed in a similar fashion, create a consistent immersive learning environment that incorporates the latest in educational collaboration technologies. The facilities are all equipped with easy-to-use AV solutions that can be updated in a manner that is hassle-free, to keep up with advances in technology and future-proof the solution.
The installations include a mix of projectors from both Hitachi and Epson installed using projector mounts and lifts. The installation of electric screens at the front of each classroom provide students with a dynamic display through which to share and receive information.
In addition to the supply, installation and maintenance of all audiovisual equipment within each electronic classroom, Advanced also provided detailed training to Seneca educators on the proper use and care of the equipment installed. This end-user training helped to ensure the technology itself was used to maximize the teaching and learning experience and the useful life of the equipment was extended.