Hybrid Teaching and Learning

New ways to engage students remotely

A collage of students studying from home and students wearing masks in class

Helping universities embrace a new normal

The global impact of COVID-19 has transformed the higher education landscape. Facing the threats of limited access to lecture theatres and reduced revenues from overseas students, universities must reinvent teaching models.

Our flexible, easy to use remote learning solution gives students instant access to high quality academic content on their laptop, phone or tablet, whenever and wherever they want it. It’s the smarter way to help universities manage infection risks, maintain the continuity of teaching and stay competitive in a changing world.

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Reversing the decline in teaching efficacy

In a changed world, remote learning has become central to teaching and learning strategies for students at all levels. However as classes have shifted online, recent research* indicates that the effectiveness of teaching instruction is in decline.

At Sony we believe that technology has the power to help reverse this trend, through innovative solutions that enhance students’ understanding of educational content – whether they’re seated in a lecture theatre or studying remotely.

* Source: McKinsey Teacher survey: Learning loss is global – and significant (2021).

Two graphs showing the decline of effectiveness via online classes

We’re re-awakening student engagement

Sony offers a range of hybrid learning and online learning solutions that make lessons more engaging, supporting teachers and enabling better student outcomes. Our innovative, easy-to-use technology can help turn any classroom or lecture theatre into an flexible remote-ready teaching space.

  • Our remotely-controlled PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) camera combines exceptional image quality with powerful zoom and smooth, simple, silent operation
  • Our ceiling-mounted beamforming microphone enables totally contactless and hands-free speech reinforcement and recording, minimising the potential risk of exposure to infections for teaching staff and students
  • Our AI-powered Edge Analytics Appliance simplifies creation of impactful video presentation content with less use of expensive resources
  • Our reliable presentation solutions include high-brightness projectors and BRAVIA 4K professional displays
Infographic diagram of Sony's PTZ camera, Beamforming microphone, Edge Analytics appliance and BRAVIA displays being utilised in a school setting for wide range of classrooms and easy access for remote locations
Front facing image of PTZ camera

PTZ and Remote Cameras

REA-C1000 Edge Analytics Appliance

Edge Analytics Appliance

Beamforming microphone

Beamforming Microphone

Front facing image of BRAVIA TV and projector

Professional Displays

Small Classroom

  • The remotely operated PTZ camera can capture images to suit the needs of the lecture, whether it’s zooming in on the teacher or seeing reactions from the entire classroom
  • The ceiling-mounted microphone captures crisp, clearly intelligible sound without picking up rustling of the lecturer’s clothes or distracting background noise
  • Installation and set-up are simplified, with video and audio carried over IP connections for reduced wiring requirements
Infographic diagram of small classroom using Sony's PTZ camera and beamforming microphone for hybrid teaching

Mid-sized to Large Classroom

  • Handwritten text on a whiteboard or blackboard is automatically extracted and displayed as a real-time overlay that ‘floats’ in front of the lecturer. Students can always see writing and diagrams clearly from wherever they’re sitting – even remotely – deepening engagement and understanding of the lesson
  • The ceiling mounted microphone enables totally contact-free audio capture and presentation, eliminating infection risks from physical handling
  • Installation and set-up are simplified, with video and audio carried over IP connections for reduced wiring requirements
Infographic diagram of mid-sized to large classroom using multiple beamforming microphones, BRAVIA displays and PTZ camera for hybrid teaching

Auditorium

  • You can build the optimum configuration from Sony’s diverse products based on the shape of the auditorium and your operation style
  • 4K camera automatically tracks lecturers and guest speakers with smooth, rapid camera movements for professional quality video footage
  • Lectures can be broadcast live without distracting the presenter
Infographic diagram of an auditorium using various Sony products to stream professional quality video live

MOOC Studio

  • Sophisticated virtual backdrops can be created in real time without costly green-screen hardware or dedicated production staff, simplifying the creation of attention-grabbing remote lectures
  • The ceiling-mounted microphone captures crisp, clearly intelligible sound without picking up rustling of the lecturer’s clothes or distracting background noise
  • Installation and set-up are simplified, with video and audio carried over IP connections for reduced wiring requirements
Infographic diagram of installation and set-up diagram of MOOC studio

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