Hybrid Solutions from McCann make In-Person and Virtual Learning more Equitable

Imagine an educational environment where each student is granted a front-row seat to knowledge—an environment made possible by the innovative concept of the interactive classroom. McCann Systems stands at the forefront of this educational revolution, integrating technology to create equitable learning experiences whether students are physically present or joining virtually. Across the nation’s top universities, these advanced AV solutions are redefining what it means to learn and engage, reshaping higher education from coast to coast, including St. Louis, MO. 

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Berkeley’s Interactive Evolution

The University of California Berkeley’s Executive Education team turned to McCann Systems to rejuvenate the classroom’s central figure: the professor. With the Proscenium system, large student groups can reconnect with educators and each other, bridging the gap between virtual and physical with large displays, crisp soundbars, and advanced cameras. These rooms, customized to fit Berkeley’s existing classroom architecture, are not just spaces; they’re canvases for knowledge.

Proscenium Collaborative Studio

Evolving over iterations, the Proscenium Collaborative Studio is a model for interactive learning environments that are scalable and adaptable to any higher education institution. With a foundation built on security, engagement, and flexibility, Proscenium equips educators nationwide to deliver content that resonates and inspires, no matter the distance. Proscenium’s modular design, accommodating groups as small as 12 to as large as 128, ensures that whether it’s for a virtual classroom or distance learning, the experience remains intimate and interactive. 

A decade in the making, the Proscenium Studio has benefited from the lessons of projects like the HBX Live Virtual Classroom and The Coca-Cola U Digital Classroom. Key advancements and refinements include dedicated perspective video and audio feeds for every participant, securing robust partners capable of large-scale deployments, and incorporating polling, hand-raising, and session analytics into the user interface.

Success Stories That Inspire

McCann’s live, in-the-round demonstration in New Jersey and Berkeley’s foray into virtual learning with Proscenium are more than case studies—they are blueprints for success that any educational institution can emulate. These narratives showcase the tangible impact of interactive classrooms, where the laughter of students and the wisdom of educators coalesce into a symphony of learning.

The interactive classroom is more than a concept; it’s a reality taking root across the country with solutions like Proscenium. By leveraging technology that transcends the traditional classroom walls, institutions are charting a course for a brighter, more inclusive future in education. Want to move your educational environments into the future? Give us a call or fill out our online contact form at the bottom of the page. We look forward to hearing from you!