British AV mount manufacturer, UNICOL, have expanded their AV Furniture range with the addition of the Mentor Teaching Aid Desk. Based on the Principal (shortlisted for an InAVation Award), the Mentor provides a central desk facility that accommodates all AV lecture content, screen or projector video sources, audio and lighting levels, and more.
Fifty-five years ago this month UNICOL began providing stands to support 35mm carousel slide projectors in schools across the UK. So began the audiovisual (AV) industry and the introduction of projected images to enhance the learning experience. Many years later and with the terms eLearning and Edtech driving modern thinking you would imagine the classroom of today would look very different. However, in general the teacher still stands at the front of a room full of students and the blackboard has been replaced with a whiteboard or TV screen. Obviously, the curriculum has changed and the ability to have immediate information from across the globe has enriched learning through collaboration and sharing.