Technology is part of everyday life. There is a widespread variety of technology tools such as laptops, mobile phones, tablets and e-book readers, and their use has been influencing the teaching and learning process in educational facilities. The Internet allows for the possibility of learning anywhere in the world, contributing to distant/remote learning and enabling students to conduct research, and access and submit assignments online. As lecture theatres and traditional classrooms give place to active learning and collaborative environments, using technology in the classroom is playing a large role.
This article shows 4 key benefits that technology brings to education:
1. Wireless Collaborative Learning
Active classroom collaboration is fundamental for a better learning experience. Wireless presentation systems play an important role in terms of information sharing in collaborative environments. With this system it’s possible to display different types of content (desktop, docs, images, videos, and apps) and audio from any device to a normal TV or large monitor, allowing students and teachers to present and share, and to comment on displayed content, without constraints.
Wireless presentation systems are used for a range of applications such as:
- Connecting a laptop, desktop PC, smartphone or tablet to any TV wirelessly,
- Simultaneous screen mirroring of multiple devices to a centralised monitor,
- Streaming video and audio from any device onto a bigger screen,
- Allowing users to share content on a common screen, enabling every user to interact with it.
2. Computer-Based Training
Computer-based training is based on the use of networked devices to access trainings and learning activities. Affordable, high-quality telecommunication and infrastructure solutions make this accessible for everyone, whether you use cabling or a wireless Ethernet extension.
3. Multi-Format Video Distribution
Localised presentation switching support allows teachers to easily connect, switch, scale and extend any video device to any display or screen. Presentation switchers/scalers can easily be installed in lecterns and enable teachers to focus on the lecture material, not on setting up the technology.
4. Digital Wayfinding and Informative Signage
Eye-catching networked digital signage allows education facilities to stream content from the school website, and visualise timetables, events and useful wayfinding information. These solutions are a great way to promote important news and social events for students throughout the school campus.
Black Box provides Primary, Secondary and Higher Education with AV and Infrastructure solutions that are quickly becoming essential to the modern classroom.
If you are wondering which technology solution would fit your educational setting, you should be asking yourself these questions:
- Does the current infrastructure benefit from using technology in the classroom?
- What are you doing to fully utilise student devices?
- How are you using collaboration tools for teaching?
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- Achieve collaborative active learning,
- Create and share group presentations in an educational setting,
- Facilitate visual learning and interactivity amongst students,
- Encourage involvement with mutual knowledge sharing, insight and intellect contribution.