2. Flipped classrooms
The flipped classroom allows students to watch video lectures and explore course content through an online portal, creating space for more interactive discussions during class meetings. 4K quality videos and visual course materials can significantly enhance remote learning experiences, helping to bring concepts alive for students.

3. Videoconferencing
Videoconferencing is becoming more common for distance learning, linking guest speakers to live classrooms and allowing instructors to teach a course at several campuses simultaneously. UHD videoconferencing displays allow students to relate more readily to the person on the other side and engage in constructive, productive communication. And using 4K cameras on both ends of the connection allows instructors to see the audience they’re speaking to and respond more readily to student questions, creating an immersive experience.

4. CAD/CAM technical design
In departments such as engineering, architecture and design, 4K’s extra sharp imaging provides a clear advantage. Classes in CAD and CAM technical drawing that are equipped with 4K displays and projectors have the benefit of a lifelike one-to-one scale, resulting in time and cost savings because users can envision projects and anticipate pitfalls before building test models.

5. Simulations
Computer simulations and gamification are becoming more common in nearly every discipline, from teacher education to medicine. High-resolution, pixel-free imaging is a great asset for medical students engaged in surgery simulations. For flight training and other simulations where accurate depiction of real-life conditions is essential, 4K quality projections and displays include intelligent source power control for day and night simulation, deepening the immersive environment.

Here are 5 ways 4K can make an impact for your students

When considering display and projector upgrades, look for products that offer adaptability to legacy signal sources as well as capability for a range of 4K UHD signals. That way, your equipment will function well with systems already in place, and you’ll be prepared for future needs. Desktop 4K displays are becoming more affordable, with some now in the $300 range. Larger touch displays and projectors still have a more formidable cost, but price points are falling as this technology advances.

Upgrading to 4K technology is a significant expense, but it’s a move that will future-proof your campus. Taking the leap now could boost recruiting efforts and improve retention rates as students realize they have access to the best possible tools for visual learning and collaboration.

About the Author:

Jami Milner is national account manager for education at NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc. A former educator, she’s been exploring the possibilities of education technology for the past two decades.

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