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Why is Digital Signage so useful to educational institutions?

The way information is consumed continues to change. More is communicated on the fly instead of at scheduled times, whether it’s through e-mail, smartphones, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media applications. Following this trend, digital signage is becoming ubiquitous.

There are a number of ways digital signage can be deployed in your school, college or university:

Promote events.

More eye-catching, and less wasteful, than repeatedly creating and taping posters to walls, digital signage enables you and your staff to promote an event or academic program without it getting lost in the flurry of flyers tacked on bulletin boards or information kiosks.

Disseminate important up-to-date information.

School districts and colleges spend a lot of money printing time-sensitive publications, only to deal with mass confusion when the information included in those printed materials changes. Keeping students informed through the school’s website and e-mail notification has helped alleviate the headaches. But digital message boards, updated in real-time, help reach students who aren’t near their computer or don’t take the time to check their e-mail. It’s also helpful to staff, too. Signage in the faculty lounge and departmental offices can keep them informed of the day’s events and changes, professional development opportunities, HR-related information, and more.

Broadcast emergency alerts and instructions.

Emergency messaging systems are essential in educational institutions. The same digital signage you use to broadcast everyday info can also be used to alert students and staff to inclement weather, emergencies, lockdowns, and evacuations.

Aid your instructional efforts.

Large, hi-def panels communicate concepts to students in larger classrooms more clearly than blackboards and older, projector-based solutions. They also serve video-extension and distance-learning setups well. Broadcast a lesson or lecture held in one classroom to a large screen in another room—all while using a building’s existing copper cabling. Or set up an IP-based digital signage system to stream a staff training seminar at a high school to teachers in distant elementary schools, or to reach college students in a distant campus.

Enhance public relations.

You want your school to look good. In an increasingly competitive environment where differentiation is critical for a college to stand out from other schools, digital signage projects the image of innovation. Not only does it visually inform prospective students and parents of your institution’s range of offerings, but it also shows you’re using the latest communications technologies.

Promote desired behaviors.

Whether they are standing in line or sitting down to eat, students want to be entertained. Standard TV broadcasts serve this purpose, but why not use the opportunity to also communicate helpful info to them directly?

Target student populations with “hyperlocal” content.

Digital signage can not only be used for school-wide communications, but also to target specific groups by their location in your buildings.

Centralize the distribution and production of content.

School districts and universities painstakingly enact policies to ensure an accurate and consistent presentation of information to both internal and external audiences. With a digital signage system administered from a single console, you can effectively become the gatekeeper for all multimedia content in your district or on your campus. If you want to stream media stored on multiple servers, use a digital signage system that integrates easily with an existing LAN.

Digital Signage solutions for Education

Our customers within Education

  • KU Leuven
  • Vlerick School of Management
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Université de Liège
  • Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen
  • British School of Brussels
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