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EDTech 82: HETMA Conference Notes

Virtual Space, Real Knowledge

Before the eventual cold weather related apocalypse reaches us, we talk about what’s going on in the intersection of higher education and the AV industry.

The eSports scene has been growing for decades from an unofficial tournament to a legitimate business frontier. Is there a chance for colleges to provide the same kind of training space for prospective players?

The Higher Education Technology Managers Alliances (HETMA) held a virtual conference for lectures and seminars. Discussing the insights that came out of HETMA.


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  • AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.

Bill O’Donnell hosts one of the longest running AVNation podcasts, EDTech. This podcast is for audiovisual tech managers, by higher education tech managers. The monthly podcast gathers education audiovisual veterans to discuss the news that impacts them, their campuses, and the commercial integrators that serve them and their institutions. Each month our panel of guests provides their perspective on new products and the news in the audiovisual industry and how those stories concern technology in education.

O’Donnell has been in the audiovisual industry for over 15 years. His experience has taken him from his New Jersey home to the middle east and back again. He has worked for global AV dealers, multi-national defense contractors, and higher education institutions. Bill leads a band of tech managers who have made the transition analog to digital over the last thirty years. He is also heavily involved in the comic book industry volunteering at comic shows across the United States and the globe. O’Donnell is an amateur glass blower.

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