LSE chooses Shure MXCW to support hyflex model for MSc course

LSE chooses Shure MXCW to support hyflex model for MSc course
The London School of Economics has deployed Shure digital conference systems to help it transform an executive master’s course to accommodate hybrid learning.

LSE Cities runs the Executive MSc in Cities, an 18-month modular education programme for senior urban professionals who want to better understand and deliver change in cities. When the Covid pandemic prevented most international students attending the programme’s five-week teaching models, LSE transitioned the course to a blended remote teaching format. It implemented Shure Microflex Complete Wireless (MXCW) provided by M&R Communications, and AVer cameras to help it adopt “hybrid-flex” learning model for the course.

Presenters and students attending teaching in-person are viewed by remote students and speakers when communicating via an MXCW640, using the AVer PTC310H’s audio tracking features.

“For me, the biggest accomplishment is that the technology largely goes unnoticed by the faculty and students,” said Jim Osbourne, executive MSc Manager, LSE Cities.

Inputs from the MXCW units were assigned to Dante channels which were fed into the P300, then into the AVer PTZ link software, with the P300 also eliminating unwanted noise.

“The London School of Economics is one of the most prestigious universities worldwide and its educational standards are extremely high. For this reason, it was important to deliver a solution that could help remain the programme and lectures with the same quality, but in a hybrid format”, said Carys Green, regional sales manager for UK at Shure. “Microflex Complete Wireless was the most suitable system for the Executive MSc in Cities, and we are proud to help the institution on its transition to a hybrid-flex teaching format by delivering impeccable audio.”