The University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School, one of 12 schools and colleges at University of Miami, offers undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and executive education programs focused on educating future leaders in the world of global business.
University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School is the business school of the University of Miami, a private research university in Coral Gables, Florida. The school was founded in 1929 and offers undergraduate BBA, full-time MBA, Executive MBA, MS, Ph.D., and non-degree executive education programs. The school has a global reputation for excellence and prioritizes innovation and thought leadership to deliver a compelling curriculum and set the standard for business education.
In early 2020, the school finalized a five-year technology roadmap that included plans to deploy advanced classroom technology that would enhance the school’s robust curriculum and position the school as leaders in using technology to drive educational excellence. Residing in a hurricane zone, a key component was to support the development and sharing of digital content in case of school closures or students being unable to travel to campus. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, Miami Herbert realized they needed to accelerate the deployment plan and quickly expanded their use of Zoom to implement it across the school.
The next phase of the accelerated plan involved outfitting classrooms with the right technology to facilitate engagement and interaction between in-person and virtual students and instructors as well as support digital content sharing in the long term. Having begun remote learning, Miami Herbert recognized that hybrid learning was likely to be the future, even beyond the pandemic, and wanted a solution that would support creative teaching methods and enrich their program offering.
Additionally, they wanted a hardware solution that was tightly aligned with Zoom, easy to install, and provided exceptional quality and reliability.
During the pandemic and well beyond, with Neat and Zoom we are fully equipped to connect our classrooms to business leaders around the world and bring the world of global business back to our students in Miami.
Miami Herbert’s Vice Dean, Henrik Cronqvist
Miami Herbert deployed Neat Bar in all classrooms at the business school, mounting it in the back of the room so that virtual students would have a view as if they were sitting in the room with their classmates.
Neat Bar provides a high-quality view of the classroom for remote students and clear audio to support the full learning experience. With Neat Bar and Zoom Rooms, in-person and remote students are on a level playing field, with no group left out of class discussions and activities.
Miami Herbert’s five-year technology plan was designed to deliver expanded and enhanced educational opportunities for its students, and Zoom Rooms and Neat Bar are poised to propel their teaching modality into the future. The deployment supports continued hybrid learning and the development and sharing of digital content to keep students and faculty connected in case of a hurricane or other natural disasters