CBU NAMED SEMIFINALIST IN AMX INNOVATIONS AWARDS
CBU named semifinalist in AMX Innovations Awards
RICHARDSON, TEXAS (June 8, 2012) - The Global Education Alliance (GEA) has selected California Baptist University (CBU) as a semifinalist in its AMX Innovations Awards. The alliance program is a multi-level initiative designed to build a community among educational leaders and industry experts. CBU is one of 22 institutions internationally to be recognized for the use of technology in improving the campus experience.
"These universities are answering 21st century challenges in higher education with ground-breaking uses of technology," said Jackie DeLuna, AMX marketing manager for education. "From connected campuses to multimedia lecture capabilities, distance learning and environmental sustainability, we were blown away by how many truly creative entries we received."
Hundreds of international universities submitted entries in the competition. CBU entered under the collaborative initiatives category for its work to connect students and faculty in a variety of settings.
"Education isn't just about a physical classroom anymore," said Dr. Tran Hong, CBU's associate vice president of technology for Online & Professional Studies. "We are allowing faculty to have face-to-face interaction, and act just as they would in a traditional classroom."
Hong said faculty can use technology to connect individually with students or in small groups from anywhere.
Winners will be announced June 11 during the UBTech Conference, formerly EduComm, in Las Vegas.
AMX provides solutions to simplify the implementation, maintenance and use of technology to create effective environments.