As BETT 2016 is but days away, and as we are a tiny ‘Sponsor’ of this show we thought we would jot a few ideas down, about how digital signage in education and digitalsignage.NET can help Educational establishments communicate more efficiently with their stake holders.
Educational institutions of all sizes are turning to digital displays to create centralised information centers for their staff and students. Below, we’ve listed a few ideas for how Educational institutions can use digital signage.
1). Turn your School / Campus into an info centre
Nearly every higher education institute is going to have something akin to a campus centre, and every school has a reception area—a shared space where students and faculty can socialise, work, or even grab a quick bite to eat. A campus centre, as the hub of your college or University, provides an outlet to potentially reach nearly all members of your community. Why not leverage its popularity with digital information displays?
Placing digital signage screens throughout your campus will allow you to create an information display network. You can display campus announcements, weather, class timetables, emergency messaging, and other information relevant to your students, all in the place they’re likely to visit at least once a day.
2). Show your faculty’s work off in engaging ways
Did one of your science departments recently make an amazing discovery? Or did a humanities professor give a celebrated speech at a conference? These are things that you’ll want to show off around campus, but not many people will read through an entire press release on the subject. Instead, take advantage of digital signage and display these accolades in an engaging and innovative way, even with streaming feeds like Twitter.
Having a digital signage display in the entrance of a department’s building is a great way to highlight recent awards and honours to anybody who enters. Content can be anything from faculty achievements, to a live feed of current work happening in a campus laboratory.
3). Interact with your students like never before
Email Blasts tend to be the main method of communication between a university and it’s entire student population. While this is efficient, as is always the case with email marketing, it’s not always effective. Many messages just get deleted or ignored especially with the Generation Y’ers, and this can be a big issue with time-sensitive material like safety alerts. With the right technology however, digital signage displays can be leveraged as an interactive and immediate communication channel between administration and students.
4). Create a staff channel
All too often people consider purely ‘front of house’ when looking to justify the investment in digital signage, but what about the communication with the staff? Consider placing screens in staff only areas and creating a channel just for them. There is a wealth on information (and training) that has to be cascaded to teachers these days, and digital signage may ease the pain of delivering this.
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