Promote active learning using multiple technology options.
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In today's world of constant connectivity and instant gratification just a click away, students today have shorter attention spans than ever before. That means that the days of professors standing in front of the classroom and lecturing, might be over. Not only does lecturing not engage students or encourage their participation, it may actually be hurting their education.
The practice of lecturing dates back over 900 years to when universities first emerged in Western Europe. It is often the default or predominate way of getting information across in higher education institutions and often the only method employed by instructors. While this way of teaching is becoming increasingly less effective, the question remains — how else can higher education instructors engage their students?
While theories and trends of the best way to learn often differ and change over time, one ever-popular method of teaching is proving to be most effective among students today — active learning.
Projectors are another way that instructors can add an element of interactivity into their lecture and easily grab student’s attention — further engaging them into the lesson. Whether an instructor is projecting in a small meeting room or to an entire auditorium, we have projectors designed to fit their specific needs.
Projectors in the classroom can be used for:
Data share outs
You can also pair them with a standard whiteboard for group markups in front of the classroom.
We offer services, solutions and technology built specifically for the needs of higher education institutions. Discover how to further engage your students using technology services.
- 1. Source: Learning to learn series. Active learning. http://www.studygs.net/activelearn.htm
- 2. Source: Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States. http://www.pnas.org/content/111/23/8410.abstract
- 3. Source: Allen and J. Seaman. Digital Faculty: Professors, Teaching and Technology. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/survey/digital-faculty-professors-and-technology-2012
- 4. Source: Students’ use of the interactive whiteboard during physics group work. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03043797.2014.928669
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