AV Technology in Higher Education FAQs|
How many institutions of higher learning exist in the U.S.?
A 1994 American Council of Education Study found that there are 6,458 higher learning institutions in the US. Of those, 29% are 4-year private schools, 27% are less than two year schools, 18% are two year public schools, 16% are two year private schools and 10% are four year public schools.
How did Acclaro Growth Partners determine the AV market for refreshers and renovations?
Acclaro conducted about 100 one-hour conversations with AV market experts, including higher education AV technology buyers, systems integrators, consultants, dealers, and rental and staging companies. Interviewees estimated that on average new construction and renovations accounted for approximately 75% of total AV spending.
For the purposes of this study, how is the U.S. divided into regions?
Mountain - Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
North Central - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Northeast Region - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
Pacific - Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington
South Atlantic - Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
South Central - Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas
How does AV enhance learning?
AV can enhance learning in a variety of ways. Online tutorials and exercises give students needed practice and continual support. Information can be accessed by students as often as needed. Courses can also include automated assessment and instant feedback, allowing for repetitive exercises that are known to enhance learning. Online classes can be structured to facilitate more discussion in forums than is possible in a crowded classroom or lecture hall. On-demand support is available, allowing students to easily receive instant assistance from a variety of people.