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Top 5 tips for interactive classroom design and integration

Classrooms are evolving to meet the changing expectations of students and allow the use of new kinds of multimedia and interactive content that teachers are using to transform the learning experience. The new generation of classrooms is interactive – and needs to be designed to allow for a very smooth transition to interactivity, as and when the teacher thinks it necessary.

The priority in an interactive classroom or training room is to integrate tools that enable two-way interactivity (between faculty and students), with the other more conventional tools that already feature in modern classrooms.

Top 5 tips for interactive classroom design and integration

Here are our tips to help achieve this in your interactive classroom or training room: 

1. An interactive class room should have easy access for the lecturer/Guest lecturer to connect their own device (BYOD) quickly and get set for presentations via a one-click button from the user interface (which could be a touch panel/button panel).

2. Interactivity in a classroom requires a teacher/student response system that can be achieved with hardware using infrared (IR), radio-frequency (RF) or can be software-based too. The classroom should be equipped with fixed microphones (boundary/Gooseneck) on the tables so students can raise their doubts in real-time during lecture sessions.

3. A critical element for interactivity to work well is a quality sound capture system which includes microphones (mentioned above), DSP Processors and speakers. The instructor should have a wireless lapel/wearable microphone to ensure clear speech when moving around the class or dais.

4. For crystal clear audio delivery, the classroom should have a wide-angle covering ceiling speaker positioned properly to distribute sound evenly inside the room. Ceiling speakers are a better solution for speech and low ceiling applications.

5. The classroom should have a high-definition (HD) display — ideally a projector with a 16:10 aspect ratio combined with an interactive screen/board for medium and large classrooms. The interactive tools improve student learning outcomes and streamline lesson planning and delivery.


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