Digital signage in education isn’t talked about as often as it should be. Used as a tool under the direction of administration and faculty, digital signage can boost the learning of students, cut costs over time, improve the image of a school, and even make campus safety more efficient. How can it do this?
One. Children today are absorbed in screens. They’re trained from a young age to give what’s on a screen special attention. Just as classrooms adopted the old projector systems in order to display visual aides for students, digital signage can play an important role in capturing attention and imaginations.
Two. When those old projectors became more modern, so they could show documentaries and educational films in class, schools could begin to ditch their old TV set-ups. No longer were TVs being wheeled around hallways on tall carts that could tip over at any second. Now, a projector could be set to show a film. This cut down on costs and maintenance over time, as well as stress. Digital signage does the same, allowing for integrated video in a classroom when necessary – with clearer picture than either TVs or projectors ever offered.
Three. Digital signage in education is particularly useful for colleges and private high schools. It communicates to parents that a classroom utilizes technology to aide in learning. It also shows them in a physical way that their money is going directly to cutting edge learning tools.
Four. Digital signage can also improve safety. In the event of an emergency, digital signage across a campus can display warnings and exit information. This can be programmed in so that it’s automatic in the case of a fire, tornado, earthquake, or other incident. It also serves as a visual alarm system that can aide those who are hearing impaired.