A projector can be mounted anywhere in the school and benefits such as lightweight screens re safer than very heavy plasma TVs. A projector can be linked into the computer and hence lessons and training can be delivered repeatedly and also added to and improved upon as the content develops.
Rear projection is a fabulous concept in many schools. When the school hall is used for games, and also assembly, and plays on the stage the rear projection can be a solution which one would never assume unless they were advised. Instead of a projector being mounted in the hall and projected onto the stage or turned by climbing ladders so that it can be used to project at assemblies there is another solution.
A rear screen projector would simply be mounted on the stage ceiling and the images projected from behind onto the screen to the assembly in the hall. Equally it can easily be turned to project scenes onto the stage for plays. A truely versitile solution.
A digital visualiser is am amamzing and surpisingly affordable piece of kit. Any object can be placed onto the visualiser and projected onto any screen. It will also take images from a computer and projoct onto the screen. The picture being displayed can be zoomed in on. The images are so clear and high in quality that if you placed a circuit board onto the visualiser you can zoom in and examine the individual components. This ensures that everyone in the classroom is able to enjoy the learning experience. Like all audio visual systems it links into a computer system where images and text can be saved for future reference.
An interactive whiteboard comprises of literally a white board which is linked to a computer, or a computer network. Files and applications from the computer can be displayed on the whiteboard.
However here is the interactive part. What is displayed on the board can be changed. You can write, draw, and make notes directly onto the whiteboard using either finger or a special pen and your work is then saved onto the computer or laptop, that the white board is connected to. This can be saved for future reference, printed out, or e-mailed.
The benefits of audio visual in education are as follows:
It allows the pupils to learn together or collaboratively regardless of age, gender, or creed.
The display is much bigger than the usual computer or laptop screen and therefore can be easily seen be all members of the learning group
The audio visual systems support a whole range of multimedia from a wide range of sources. Images, videos, podcasts, photographs, sounds can all be used from a range of sources. The sources can include cameras, computer networks, DVD, Moodle platforms, and basically anything that can be digitised.
Learning via audio visual such as interactive whiteboards and visualisers can benefit students who learn from repetition, and need to see material repeated and for students who are absent, for those struggling learners. Brief instructional blocks can be recorded for review by students then they will see the exact presentation that occurred in the classroom with the teacher’s audio input.
The audio visual solution supports repetitive learning including the strategy adopted before examinations.
Lessons can continue over time as it is simple to pick up from where the last class ended.
The education establishment can improve performance of teaching based on the lessons learned and files saved on the audio visual products.
Future lessons can be improved upon regarding content for future pupils. This saves time and costs for the teachers and the establishment itself whether it is a school, college, university or commercial institute.
It is important if you decide to find a supplier that you use a fully trained installer who will be first and foremost fully aware of the health and safety aspects. This includes design, installation and commissioning the system. The system design is crucial as it should be designed around the demands of today but the anticipated needs of tomorrow. It needs to be scalable and from a company is insured qualified and experienced.