SOME OF MY BEST successes happen when I discover the items I own can be used in more than one setting. So I'm very pleased to discover that my Rode Wireless Go II microphones can be used along with my Microsoft Surface Book. They're detected as a standard audio input. This means I can walk around a classroom with the Surface Book's rear camera capturing broadcast quality audio from a conversation I have with people up to 200 metres away. Our auditorium is only 15m deep from front to back which means it's easy to pass a roaming mic to students in the cheap seats and they can talk in a normal tone of voice to visitors who Zoom in for guest lectures.
I love it when tech just works.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative leadership on the Clonmel Digital Campus for the Technological University of the Shannon.]