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Create a Collaborative University Classroom with Interactive Displays
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Create a Collaborative University Classroom with Interactive Displays

The world has undergone a massive technology evolution over the past decade and it’s particularly noticeable within the higher education sector. Previously, students would lug around a backpack heavier than them, filled with textbooks, notebooks and supplies. Now, they have slim laptops and tablets full of the materials needed to complete assignments, take notes and collaborate with others in their class. It’s critical for the classroom to evolve alongside students’ tools to create a streamlined, productive learning experience for all.

One way to achieve this is through the addition and/or upgrade of interactive displays within the classroom. While chalkboards and whiteboards have been effective in the past, they do not reflect the rapidly changing technological needs and contemporary classroom environments for students. Interactive displays offer an enhanced learning experience for both students and professors, while also providing the classroom with an updated, modern look.

Interactive whiteboards offer seamless integration with existing hardware and top learning management systems so that professors and students can easily connect. There’s no need for additional software to be installed or complex training to use the product – a win, win for educators and IT technicians. Plus, these boards make it simple to share screens from smartphones, tablets or laptops and include a mirroring feature for educators to broadcast the display screen onto each student’s device.

Size matters when it comes to interactive displays in a classroom environment. A 70+ inch display allows for lesson plans and notes to be seen by all students in the classroom, no matter where they are seated. A larger display can also offer multiple users the chance to interact and collaborate at the same time, whether students are working to solve a problem together, marking up a diagram, or presenting research to their classmates.

Let’s face it – these days it's tough for anyone to stay focused and engaged with constant stimulation from their personal, professional and educational devices. An interactive display can improve collaboration in the classroom, keeping students focused on the lesson at hand and offering them the chance to get involved in the conversation, rather than just passively taking notes. As an added bonus, the bright screen doesn’t require classroom participants to turn off the lights, minimizing the chance of a mid-afternoon snooze.

Overall, the addition of interactive displays like the Sharp PN-L2B Series AQUOS BOARD Interactive Display can be a transformative addition to a classroom environment, creating a more efficient learning experience and introducing students to the latest tech so that they are well equipped for the future. To learn more about the innovative solutions Sharp offers for educational institutions, check out our education resources.

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