It’s safe to say that education is one of the aspects of the life that didn’t change a lot. Many other areas of life changed drastically due to the innovations and products that improved all aspects of the same. Education, however, falls behind when it comes to the introduction of new technology in the whole process of teaching children.
Education has always struggled to keep up with other industries, but last several years have brought some small changes. Whether these changes will have a positive effect on the education remains to be seen. I believe that it will, but my opinion isn’t relevant.
A new way to teach children
Interactive displays came a long way, and they are used in many industries. Huge screens that accept multi-input methods are excellent for education, and some schools are already introducing them into their teaching curriculums.
Schools that look toward the more advanced way to teach children have chosen interactive flat panels as a means of progress. This is a smart move as those flat panels bring a whole new level of interaction and advancement when it comes to teaching. Flat panels come with excellent longevity, brightness, and resolution, and they don’t require replacement lamps. All latest models come with onboard computers with OPS slots which negates the need for external devices.
This tech also allows video conferencing. It, in some cases, can benefit the education. The video conferencing capabilities can run at the same time with all other features and that allows the school to invite guest teachers to teach students even though they are thousands of miles away. It also allows students to listen to lectures even though they can’t attend them.
4K resolution – The solution for outdated education
The biggest problem with interactive flat panels that schools are trying to introduce is the low resolution (2K). It works well on small displays, but it doesn’t function on flat panels that schools have to use. The introduction of 4K resolution changed this. The double amount of pixels allows for more precise input and more definite response from the display.
Another issue that the education, in general, is facing is the funding. Huge 4K flat panels cost a lot of money, and public schools don’t have funding to purchase several of those displays. But the technology advanced at a frightening pace which means that the cost of products with 4K resolution will go down and schools will be able to purchase them in the near future.