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Deb Donston-Miller
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3/1/2013 | 8:25:41 PM
re: Wharton MBA Classes Go Bi-Coastal With Video
And there are few things worse than standing in front of a room full (or, in this case, rooms full) of people and not being able to get the technology to work right.

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David F. Carr
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2/26/2013 | 9:58:04 PM
re: Wharton MBA Classes Go Bi-Coastal With Video
Cisco made claims about 1-click simplicity, although I'm not sure how far to trust that. If I remember right, Dean Ulrich said it was pretty simple to press a button and have all the screens drop into place and the video initiated between two mirrored classrooms. If you were bringing in guest speakers from multiple locations and maybe non-Cisco equipment, presumably things would get more complicated fast.
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2/26/2013 | 6:47:26 PM
re: Wharton MBA Classes Go Bi-Coastal With Video
Excellent concept. One key will be how easy it is for the professor to set up the system and its options. My own experience is that even a simple audiovisual layout gets complicated quickly when many options have to be integrated into a lectern control panel. Try to turn the lights down and the screen goes up, etc.

Also interesting that this is being installed first at Penn's business school rather than its engineering school. But of course, that's where the big money is.


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