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Australian Guest Speaker Demonstrates Flexibility of Classroom Technology

Australian Guest Speaker Demonstrates Flexibility of Classroom Technology
New experiences in Howard L. Hawks Hall continue to afford business students learning opportunities that maximize educational opportunities. Recently, Brandon Urry, assistant director for specialist programs, welcomed Bo Hanson to speak in his Managerial Skills Seminar class. Hanson, located in Australia, works in athletic assessment, and visited with students in the masters of arts in business with a specialization in intercollegiate athletic administration program via two-way videoconference technology.
“Having the updated technology in the new building to host guest speakers via web chats from around the country and the globe is invaluable,” said Urry. “There are many times I am able to seamlessly connect our MAIAA students with industry leading professionals that aren’t able to be in Lincoln. Bo Hanson is a great example. He’s a tremendous resource for our students to learn from as a former four-time Australian Olympian, author and motivational speaker. Our class with him focused on profile assessments and how to implement students' profile results into their own career  development. It’s these types of capabilities our college offers that magnify the quality of education our students receive which will ultimately push them forward in their careers.” 
David Hartline, director of information and technology and facilities operation, helped lead efforts at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business to integrate classrooms with distance technology. His team equipped the classrooms with the hardware and software necessary to engage students globally.
“Our classrooms have been designed with students and instructors in mind,” said Hartline. “I’m excited to see how easy it is for faculty to engage our new learning space technology in ways that would not have been possible before. It truly improves learning experiences.”
All classrooms in the new facility contain videoconference and lecture capture technology. The new capabilities allow for expanded pedagogy and learning outcomes regardless of subject matter.
To learn more about classroom technology, contact Lance Schendt, classroom specialist, or visit the IT Services and Facilities Operation webpage at
Published: February 8, 2018