By | August 22, 2011 11:21 am

Audiovisual professionals from across the globe toured the College of Medicine’s state-of-the-art medical education building recently as part of InfoComm 2011 — a worldwide AV conference that was held at the Orange County Convention Center.

During the actual conference, attendees received a case study of the medical school’s cutting-edge technology in classrooms, labs, lecture halls and the Health Sciences Library. The “UCF College of Medicine is one of the first new medical schools to be built in the past 20 years,” the case study noted. “The goal was to be a leader in the delivery of first-class medical education, making the technology used to deliver the curriculum extremely important.”

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During a later tour conducted by the college’s Educational Technology team, InfoComm participants received a behind-the-scenes look at a variety of programming tools used in the auditorium, Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, and the Microscopy and Anatomy labs.

Another highlight was the medical school’s interactive donor walls, which are a far cry from traditional digital signage that many participants had used. Participants were eager to photograph everything they saw, said Systems Technology Director Ron Knappenberger, even taking pictures of programming screens. “These visitors were all techies,” Ron said. “So they were impressed with all the technology they saw. They especially loved the Anatomy Lab.”

As part of the tour, Williams Sound provided high-tech headsets so all the participants could hear their College of Medicine tour guides, even as they walked throughout the building.

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