In higher education, every day should be a learning experience. Part of that learning experience is being willing to be pushed out of our comfort zones. My day-to-day is to manage the implementation of a centralized digital signage system across the multiple campuses of West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, WV.
Early in 2019 I was invited to a planning meeting for a new Visitors Center for prospective students, scheduled to open that fall. The meeting was about the experience the team wanted to create for the Visitors Center. Towards the end of the meeting, our vice president turned to me and said, “Chewie, what are we doing for technology?”
I was like a deer in headlights. This wouldn’t be one of our standard digital signage installations. The group had just been tasked with creating a holistic audio-visual experience to convey the emotion of what it means to be a Mountaineer.