Tips for Building a Better Collaborative Learning Environment

Takeaways

  • The Intel Unite solution is wireless, with no need for cables, dongles, or adaptors. It’s also simple to use, so teachers can spend class time teaching instead of helping students log on.

  • A flexible, scalable, wireless collaboration platform, Intel Unite works with existing infrastructure and hardware, as well as apps, that your classroom may already have to help create a rich, immersive, and collaborative learning experience.

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When teaching in a hybrid setting, how can you create an immersive, equitable experience that enables easy collaboration both for students in the classroom and those at home? The right content sharing and collaboration solution can help you achieve your top educational goals.

Goal 1: Create a Secure Learning Environment That Still Allows for Robust Collaboration

Security is paramount when students connect to classrooms virtually. The Intel Unite® solution encrypts all shared content to help safeguard student data. Wireless content stays on the local network, further enhancing security. Built-in session moderation gives instructors control of what’s shared and who can participate, keeping unwanted content and visitors out.

Goal 2: Find More Engaging Ways to Facilitate Student Growth and Achievement

Providing an immersive experience with a range of rich content helps to keep students engaged and excited. Educators and students can use the Intel Unite solution to wirelessly share a wide variety of high-resolution digital content, including streaming HD video and audio. Four users can present at once on a single display, and up to three displays are supported, so as many as 12 people can present simultaneously. Compatibility with popular unified communications apps, such as Zoom, lets instructors liven up lesson plans with remote guest presenters.

Integration with a wide range of leading educational apps and peripherals such as digital cameras, whiteboards and touchscreen displays offer abundant potential to design expansive learning experiences.

Goal 3: Help Students Succeed Despite the Obstacles in the Current Environment

From obstructed classroom views to remote schooling in less-than-ideal learning environments, physical barriers to learning can hold students back. The Intel Unite solution supports a variety of unified communications applications so instructors can interact with all students, even those at home, in the same way. It seamlessly integrates in-room resources, such as interactive displays, cameras, and whiteboarding apps, into the UC platform used by remote learners. So, as physically present students or teachers share and manipulate content on interactive displays or other equipment, distance learners see everything as if they were in the room.

Goal 4: Ensure Digital Equity

Sometimes, not all students have the same devices. Whether students are wielding the latest laptop in the classroom or using an ancient smart phone at home, the Intel Unite solution ensures they all have the same collaboration experience. The solution works with many smart phones, tablets, laptops, and mobile devices and on any major operating system, including Windows, iOS, Android, macOS, and Linux.

Goal 5: Find Cost-Effective Solutions

Creating an environment that supports student collaboration doesn’t have to break the budget. The Intel Unite solution’s open, extensible platform works with widely used unified communication solutions such as Zoom, Cisco WebEx, and Microsoft Teams. It also integrates with popular classroom collaboration and display hardware, including digital whiteboards, digital cameras, display monitors, and room A/V controls. Designed to evolve with education technology, the Intel Unite solution helps make the most of your existing classroom tools without the need for significant new investments.

Goal 6: Control Content Sharing and Collaboration

Instructors know maintaining control of the classroom is key to successful learning. The built-in moderation features of the Intel Unite solution ensure educators are always in charge. Only the instructor can initiate wireless sharing. All content shared by students must be approved by the instructor first; instructors can immediately end sharing to prevent showing inappropriate content. Educators also control who joins the session, preventing outsiders from disrupting instruction or wasting class time.

Goal 7: Make Collaboration Tools Easy to Learn and Use

When instructors have to hunt for cables and dongles or troubleshoot students’ technology, precious collaboration time ticks away. The Intel Unite solution is wireless, with no need for cables, dongles, or adaptors. It’s also simple to use, so teachers can spend class time teaching instead of helping students log on. Students and educators can join simply by launching the app on their device and entering a six-digit PIN; instructors then click Present to start sharing. The Intel Unite app is so intuitive, no training is needed.

For educators seeking to support students across both classroom and virtual settings, the Intel Unite solution offers the answer. A flexible, scalable, wireless collaboration platform, Intel Unite works with existing infrastructure and hardware, as well as apps, that your classroom may already have to help create a rich, immersive, and collaborative learning experience. With an open platform design, it not only works today but can also be quickly adapted for the instruction and collaboration needs of tomorrow.

Learn more about the Intel Unite solution.

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