Distance Learning Breaks Down Walls
Gone are the days when learning was limited to the four walls of a classroom. Today, learning can happen anywhere, anytime, in practically any setting. It’s the true beauty of our world, and distance learning systems aren’t only changing the way we learn, they’re making learning easy to do.
It’s long been said that education is the key to success. The difficulty is that modern lifestyles leave little time for a commute to classrooms that may be a few miles, or even a few thousand miles away. Distance learning systems take “distance” out of the equation and provide students access to their courses from their smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop.
Equally important, the use of telepresence and videoconferencing platforms make it simple for educators to connect with students and guest speakers who may be on the other side of the world. This makes disseminating information fast and efficient. It also means that students can be exposed to a broader world of knowledge that can genuinely expand their horizons.
At the core of distance learning systems are solid education management systems. These tools, and others, facilitate the communication and provide one-stop access to all the course materials, including lectures, books, and videos. They also make it possible for educators to provide quick feedback and responsive suggestions to students throughout the course.
The key to making it all work is to include innovative, reliable audiovisual systems in the design. Reliable LCD/LED displays, high definition cameras, an A/V switcher, and a webcasting platform will do precisely that. These technologies combine to create high quality broadcasts and course recordings that students can watch, engage in, and reference throughout the course. In turn, this improves engagement and facilitates faster learning so that your students can achieve their goals, whether they’re sitting in the front row, or watching from home.
Curious to learn more about the best distance learning systems for your organization? Experienced AV designers at Unified AV Systems would be happy to help you narrow down the best solutions for your needs.