How Digital Signage Plays a Major Role in Education
Blog written by Esther Chew
Blog written by Esther Chew
The education sector in India has undergone significant changes in the last couple of years. Recognising the need to better engage with the current tech-savvy generation, schools and universities are adopting new technologies to create a seamless educational experience for students and visitors. Digital signage for education plays an important role in helping schools and universities achieve this objective.
The digital signage market is projected to register a CAGR of over 15.1% during 2017-2025. To match global standards, schools and universities in India are recognising the importance of adopting digital signage technologies.
In this article let’s discuss how digital signage helps the education sector.
Today’s educational institutions comprise of large, sprawling campuses. It can be challenging for students or visitors to find their way around. Digital signage greatly helps by making wayfinding easy and convenient. Wayfinding kiosks placed at entry and exit points provide directions and enable easy navigation. They grab attention and visually beautify the surroundings as well.
Unlike their traditional counterparts, digital screens allow important announcements like events, office opening hours and school terms to be easily updated via remote access. This makes the dissemination of information seamless and effective.
Digital signage for education promotes environmental sustainability and reduces costs by eliminating the need for printing.
Digital signage for education also presents a unique teaching experience with real-time engagement to remote instructors and participants alike.
X2O Media’s virtual classroom technology creates an engaging immersive environment with multiple camera views and enables remote users to participate in everything that is taking place within the live classroom.
Featuring high-definition, bi-directional audio/visual communication, interactive whiteboards, presentation monitors with content sharing and a suite of integrated collaboration tools-X2O Virtual Classroom is designed to facilitate interaction between instructors and participants.
Schools and universities can easily display emergency evacuation plans and routes on digital signage screens throughout the campus. This greatly reduces chaos and prevents loss of property and life in an emergency situation.
Universities in India have huge libraries. To tap into this advantage, digital screens placed outside libraries can display important information like opening hours, availability of resources and library rules. Interactive tablets within the library can allow students to easily search for the availability of books and other resources.
Digital menu boards placed at school cafeterias enhance the dining experience by bringing menus to life with appealing videos and visuals. At the same time, they promote healthy eating by displaying nutritional information as well as reduce perceived wait times, or offer innovative order pickup options.
Digital signage for education clearly improves campus communication, enhances learning and enlivens the school environment.
Scala has revolutionised the digital signage for education by providing an easy-to-use platform that is stable and reliable, yet infinitely customisable, flexible and scalable. With over 30 years of experience, Scala has leveraged the latest cutting-edge technologies in each of its solutions to provide a seamless experience to the schools and universities.
To discover more visit: https://www.scala.com/in/industries/education/
Esther Chew is the Sr. Manager - Corp Comm & Marketing at STRATACACHE Asia-Pacific and is responsible for developing and implementing the internal and external communications strategy and programmes across Asia-Pacific. She drives the company’s corporate image and brand messaging through integrated and strategic communications leveraging various platforms such as executive communication, client communication, digital marketing, media relations and B2B events.