Technology has changed the audio visual landscape for the better, helping us function in almost every aspect of life. Education is one of those fields in which audio visual solutions have changed entirely. In the 1960s, ‘audio’ meant listening to the voice of your teacher and ‘visual’ meant looking at the chalkboard; or occasionally footage on the school projector which weighed a ton and had to be shared amongst 10 other classrooms. We’ve come a long way since those days, and audio visual solutions look completely different. If you’re interested in improving your school’s learning environment using audio visual solutions, here are a few ways you can do this.
Portable devices follow us wherever we go and, although their use for adults is mainly social, they’re incredibly powerful educational tools in the right learning environment. This could mean iPads, laptops and anything else that assists students to learn interactively. Portable engagement technologies can improve your school’s learning environment by helping students with reading and writing, working out equations, completing spelling challenges, listening and comprehending information and much more.
Interactive displays in the classroom first took off in the 2000s when Smart Boards were introduced. Today, interactive classroom displays have improved vastly, allowing for more functions, easier use and improved graphics and audio. These displays are touch-screen and allow students to complete tasks in front of the classroom, creating an interactive learning environment.
Australian universities are also benefiting from audio and visual improvements in the classroom. These LED displays allow students to maximise the interactivity of their presentations, getting other students involved in their presentations and using the screens to give supporting evidence for answers.
Lecture theatres have changed completely thanks to the implementation of audio and visual solutions. Lecturers can now create polls during lectures, in which students participate using their phones. Display screens also offer far better graphics, creating a more engaging learning environment.
Seeing clearly is one thing, but improved audio is another essential way of improving your school’s learning environment. Remember what the classroom was like in the old days, when there was an old speaker mounted onto the wall, which would produce distorted audio of someone speaking into the school PA? You could barely hear what that person was saying. These days, audio systems are crystal clear, helping your students to improve their listening and comprehension skills.
AVisual Productions are one of Australia’s leading teams in audio visual systems for education. They’ve helped dozens of educational facilities from kindergartens to universities improve their learning environments by installing the right audio and visual solutions. Talk to the team at AVisual and take that big leap forward today.