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For Tutors

The Future is Digital The most important consideration is to ensure that the technology selected enables your pedagogical requirements, and does not dictate or limit them. Engaged together around a collaborative table, the Digital Classroom enables students to participate in a wide range of academic scenarios. The tutor controls the flow of information in the room with a simple interface on a mobile tablet. The tutor can send information from the teaching lectern to either the class screen or to all the tables.  Students, for example, can work with their own information on their team screen, whilst referencing information on the class display. The student tables are colour-coded.  If the tutor wants to work with the information on the orange table, they press the orange icon (circled above). This brings up an orange background to give a clear visual that the orange table is being worked with. They then have the choice of the three white icons at the top of the screen.  The left one (Preview) duplicates the content on the orange team to the lectern display.  The middle one (Main Screen Orange) duplicates the content on the orange table to the class display.  The right icon (All Screens Orange), duplicates the orange table to all team tables and the class display. This is just an example of configuration.  The control is programmable to support distribution of content as required to support your pedagogical requirements. There is also a button that blanks all the team screens, and a single click of the ‘Collaborate’ icon, gives each student team their own content again.

For Students

All students at each table can simultaneously connect to the

screen using the Kramer VIA App - this is available free of

charge for:

Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows Phone & Chromebook From those connected, 1, 2, 3, or 4 students can display their content on the screen.  Now information can be compared and contrasted in a single view. Any student can select ‘Enable Control’ in the App. on their device, and any other student who is connected and selects ‘Start Collaboration’ in their App can now work on the same document or file to co-create information - all 6 students (or more) can work together co-creating information.  This encourages everyone to be intellectually involved with the content, and discourages anyone from becoming either a dominant leader or passive member of the group. Once the work is completed, the finished file can be immediately distributed to everyone connected. Video is very important to students, and the Kramer VIA system selected for the Digital Classroom supports full HD Video at 60 frames per second.  In circumstances when the Wi-Fi infrastructure isn’t sufficiently robust, students can use the Multimedia function in the App to upload their video to the system, ensuring fault-free HD playback. iOS and Android Mirroring Kramer VIA can be configured to support direct mirroring of content from student devices. Eduroam During the roadshow, the Digital Classroom was successfully  integrated on to eduroam having satisfied all initial unfounded security and bandwidth concerns.  This provides students and staff with seamless connectivity and access to all their resources.

How the Digital Classroom Enables Learning

© DroitwichNet- 2017 - Contact: Duncan Peberdy m:07887 628567 - e:duncan@droitwich.net

How the Digital Classroom Enables

Learning

For Students

All students at each table can simultaneously connect to the

screen using the Kramer VIA App - this is available free of

charge for:

Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows Phone & Chromebook From those connected, 1, 2, 3, or 4 students can display their content on the screen.  Now information can be compared and contrasted in a single view. Any student can select ‘Enable Control’ in the App. on their device, and any other student who is connected and selects ‘Start Collaboration’ in their App can now work on the same document or file to co-create information - all 6 students (or more) can work together co-creating information.  This encourages everyone to be intellectually involved with the content, and discourages anyone from becoming either a dominant leader or passive member of the group. Once the work is completed, the finished file can be immediately distributed to everyone connected. Video is very important to students, and the Kramer VIA system selected for the Digital Classroom supports full HD Video at 60 frames per second.  In circumstances when the Wi-Fi infrastructure isn’t sufficiently robust, students can use the Multimedia function in the App to upload their video to the system, ensuring fault-free HD playback. iOS and Android Mirroring Kramer VIA can be configured to support direct mirroring of content from student devices. Eduroam During the roadshow, the Digital Classroom was successfully  integrated on to eduroam having satisfied all initial unfounded security and bandwidth concerns.  This provides students and staff with seamless connectivity and access to all their resources.

For Tutors

The Future is Digital The most important consideration is to ensure that the technology selected enables your pedagogical requirements, and does not dictate or limit them. Engaged together around a collaborative table, the Digital Classroom enables students to participate in a wide range of academic scenarios. The tutor controls the flow of information in the room with a simple interface on a mobile tablet. The tutor can send information from the teaching lectern to either the class screen or to all the tables.  Students, for example, can work with their own information on their team screen, whilst referencing information on the class display. The student tables are colour-coded.  If the tutor wants to work with the information on the orange table, they press the orange icon (circled above). This brings up an orange background to give a clear visual that the orange table is being worked with. They then have the choice of the three white icons at the top of the screen.  The left one (Preview) duplicates the content on the orange team to the lectern display.  The middle one (Main Screen Orange) duplicates the content on the orange table to the class display.  The right icon (All Screens Orange), duplicates the orange table to all team tables and the class display. This is just an example of configuration.  The control is programmable to support distribution of content as required to support your pedagogical requirements. There is also a button that blanks all the team screens, and a single click of the ‘Collaborate’ icon, gives each student team their own content again.