Visual learning has always been an effective educational technique, but arguably never more so than today, when students, who are by and large digital natives, have grown so accustomed to viewing video and high-quality imagery on smartphones that these handheld devices have become virtual appendages.
- Safety Updates In Real Time. As just mentioned, networked digital signage is an excellent way to communicate safety information and emergency updates. For extreme weather events, security alerts, and other dangerous or potentially life-threatening situations, digital communication gives administration the ability to reach all quarters by displaying messages on interior and exterior wall screens, small screens in classrooms, large screens in public areas such as cafeterias and auditoriums, computer monitors, smartphones and tablets. In addition, the ability to communicate emergency updates in real time has inestimable value.
- Innovative Teaching. Large-screen digital displays can be used to bring students “up close” in large lecture-room settings. Digital screens also enable teachers to virtually bring remote learners into the classroom, not only enhancing the learning experience but also building a sense of community and morale among on-campus and off-campus students. Teachers can also use digital displays to “gamify” the learning experience — a technique rapidly gaining traction in education and business due to its impressive track record of producing results.
- Informing and Engaging. Digital signage solutions for educational institutions often include elaborate systems for wayfinding — an invaluable aid to new students and visitors. In addition to posting wayfinding information on strategically placed digital screens inside and outside buildings, interactive digital kiosks with touchscreens allow people to maintain control (very important) and input their own destination to obtain directions. Wall screens in public areas also provide an outstanding medium to convey campus news, upcoming events, student and teacher recognition, and other messages that build morale and a sense of community.
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