Higher education DISPLAY
Engaging the 21st Century Student
Digital transformation is reshaping higher education and the most visual example of this trend is the adoption of display technology across university campuses. Display solutions from LED and LCD video walls to interactive installations are especially well suited to academic environments—today’s college students have grown up in a technological world and are well accustomed to these tools. Digital technology is not only intuitive - it’s how they learn.
Create a powerful impression
Universities must find new and effective ways to appeal to college-aged learners. Stunning LED canvases and touch screen video walls deployed in visitor and welcome centers offer a creative way to captivate and generate authentic interest among prospective students. High tech displays demonstrate that an institution is forward looking, building credibility in the minds of students. Likewise, display technologies featured in new or renovated athletic facilities serve as compelling recruitment tools, allowing universities to showcase their programs and attract top talent.
Higher Education Installation Highlights
Enhance the Student Experience
To boost student retention, universities are modernizing or building new facilities with amenities and technology upgrades to support the student experience. Places like student centers and student unions provide common areas to socialize and are core to promoting a strong student community.
At these campus hubs, large format video walls and digital displays installed in atriums, student lounges and other spaces allow universities to better connect with students and help foster a more dynamic campus environment.
Foster a Collaborative Learning Environment
As versatile educational tools, display technologies are transforming the way universities approach teaching. Interactive touch screen video walls inspire collaboration, teamwork and group problem solving, and enable professors to adapt to the way younger students participate in learning.
Video walls are vivid and seamless, giving a high resolution and high contrast output. LED displays are an ideal method when wanting to get your message across to students, visitors, parents and faculties in an impressive fashion. Moreover, these LED displays complement and enhance the modern architecture of a campus. For example, an LED scoreboard in the sports arena increase the student engagement and make your institute stand out.
Education is often synonymous with boredom for most students. However, with a digital signage, education can be turned into an engaging and informative affair. A digital signage offers flexibility to display dynamic content in schools & colleges – e.g. changes in schedule, annual events, achievements, advertisements about university facilities etc.
Digital Signages can be used as digital menu boards in the cafeteria to display various offers and visually appealing images of food
Benefits Of Digital Display
Better Learning Experience
It is far easier to connect with students through technological innovations, like digital signages & LED displays, considering they improve the learning culture almost instantaneously.
Enhance Brand Image
Education institutes are now leveraging digital signages and interactive displays to engage students, build superior learning experiences and enhance the brand image of the institute.
Digital displays with their wider appeal are a great canvas for displaying advertisements and can help institutes generate revenue from advertisers.
Every time a notice board needs to be updated, it costs time and money. Digital Signages with their electronic display of messages are relatively cheaper.
Effective Information Distribution
Through a network of digital displays, information can be delivered at once across the entire campus in an efficient and effective manner.
DIGITAL DISPLAYS ENHANCE HIGHER EDUCATION CAMPUSES
Chalkboards are slowly becoming a thing of the past on college campuses as many institutions of higher learning are transitioning to digital. Crisp, brilliant LED displays can now be found in lecture halls, libraries, sports arenas, and campus centers. These stunning screens not only provide an effective method for message delivery, they can also increase a space’s aesthetic appeal when seamlessly melded with their environment to create must-view works of art.
It’s estimated that over 20 million students enrolled in American colleges and universities in the fall of 2020, the vast majority of whom grew up with a digital childhood. These teenagers and early twenty-somethings spent their formative years staring at pixelated computer, tablet, and mobile phone screens. They are accustomed to technology, and even except it in most places they venture, including school. Thoughtful educators are aware that these pupils excel in digital environments, and have adopted LED displays and video walls as ways of attracting students and helping them succeed. Digital technology in classrooms allows for a dynamic educational experience and encourages a high level of student engagement. Video walls in advanced libraries and laboratories facilitate collaboration among students and faculty, and promote interactive learning.
Modern digital displays are energy efficient, and because content can be easily updated with a few keystrokes, they prove more cost effective than traditional paper messaging. They are ideal for broadcasting all types of media around campus, from school announcements, lunch menus, to time-critical alerts. Animated graphics are better at grabbing eyeballs than static images, making digital displays the superior method for message dissemination. As a wayfinding tool, they can replace maps to help newcomers and visitors navigate a campus more easily. And they can even be used to generate advertising revenue, yielding an even greater return on investment.
High-resolution LED screens are excellent recruitment tools. Adding them to campus centers can make schools more attractive in the eyes of prospective students who value technology. They can also transform locker rooms, dazzling coveted sports recruits, alumni and boosters who are willing to generously donate to ensure their team is best equipped to win championships and increase enrollment.
Street Co’ has a large variety of award winning LED screens to bring the latest digital technology to college campuses. Our display systems provide clear and detailed imaging for superior content delivery that enhances the educational experience. We have a large range of creative solutions ranging from 2-100mm in indoor, outdoor and curvable configurations that can blend seamlessly and beautifully into any campus space. Our process begins with your vision, which we use to create a unique, instrumental and artistic masterpiece.
LED IN HIGHER EDUCATION
It’s impossible to escape the digital world today. From laptops to smartphones, the average American has multiple digital interactions daily. And for millennials, the generation that came of age during the internet era, communicating digitally is what they know. It’s as natural to them as breathing. So, perhaps it’s no surprise that college and university campuses are increasingly looking to incorporate digital displays into the college experience. University leaders recognize they need to speak the language of college-age students to attract them, and today’s students are fluent in digital.
HOW TO UTILIZE LED ON CAMPUS
Digital displays offer only value to higher education institutions. Probably the most attractive feature for university officials is the ability to generate an additional stream of revenue. LED displays are tailor-made for advertising. And, because they are flexible and easily programmed, one LED screen can display advertising from any number of sponsors, exponentially increasing the value of each digital display.
While digital displays can increase ad revenue, they cut costs on the other side of the balance sheet. Today’s digital displays are environmentally sustainable and energy efficient, consuming very little power. And, they replace traditional paper messaging, cutting costs for labor, paper, and ink. Unlike conventional paper posters and messaging, digital signage can be changed at the touch of a button — all across campus.
Because messaging on digital signage can be altered, updated, or changed with a couple of keystrokes, they are ideal for safety and crisis communications on college campuses. Whenever a crisis or emergency on a college campus happens, it’s immediate news and safety becomes a public conversation. Digital displays are an important tool in providing consistent, accurate emergency information and wayfinding across a college campus. And because content on all digital displays on a campus can be controlled from one, singular location, emergency evacuations can be synchronized and well orchestrated — and it can be done very, very quickly.
How can a college really impress a top prospective student and his or her family? Trigger an LED display through a chip in the student’s nametag, to light up with a personalized greeting as soon as the student and parents walk into the student center for an admissions tour. Colleges and universities are using LED displays in libraries and other buildings to attract the very best students and highest quality faculty. Digital displays communicate on-campus events and happenings and serve as educational tools for professors in the lecture halls, who use the displays to compliment their teachings.
IMPROVING FAN EXPERIENCE AT SPORTING EVENTS
College sports venues are constantly upping their game, now rivaling many professional teams in terms of fan experience. For the top tier universities, football or basketball programs generate hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue a year. Universities are getting the same gigantic digital displays seen in pro arenas in order to create the same level of fan experience. From scoreboards to displays in the arena’s VIP area, top colleges and universities are attempting to match the professional sporting experience, step by step.
All of the LED displays in a stadium or arena, from the giant scoreboard, to the LED ribbons lacing the outer rim of the stands and the concourses, to the VIP sections, are all major revenue generators. They not only provide information about the game, highlights and scores for other games, but they display multiple messages from a variety of advertisers. And, since college sporting events often attract big name advertisers like soft drink and car companies, the revenue from this advertising channel is often very, very lucrative.
College officials are also tricking out the teams’ locker rooms and practice facilities with LED displays that can be used to review game footage, be turned into giant television screens for watching opposing teams, or as a monitor for playing video games – something loved by young, still teenage athletes. To get the best athletes, and therefore, field the best team, universities and colleges have to offer the most alluring experience. And, powerful alumnae who make sizeable donations to university athletic programs don’t want to get outdone by their team’s fiercest rival.
The technology with LED displays will only continue to advance. The ability for a university or college to tap into this technology is critical to continue to appeal to millennials and Generation Z, whose members have always had digital interactions as part of their lives.
The technology supporting higher education is constantly evolving to meet the needs of students, faculty and the world, both on and off-campus. Recent high school and tech school graduates are digital natives, already accustomed to instantly available, high-quality visual information. Educators and adult learners are adapting to meet the demands of an increasingly digital world. Large-scale LED displays and video walls are the perfect way to boost your college or university’s modern visual appeal and attract the students, educators, and alumni you welcome to campus.
Speaking of welcomes, video walls are a streamlined solution for visitors. Digital wayfinding and visitor information is clearly displayed — maybe even interactive — and all in stunning, larger- than-life, high-quality video. Recruit new students before they even check-in at admissions or the student center. Your video wall can be programmed with personalized greetings for tour groups and prospective students and their families. For today’s digital natives, this could be the deciding factor between your college and the competition.
Once you’ve won their loyalty off the field, consider video walls and LED displays for your athletic programs — and not just your stadium. Locker rooms and practice facilities with LED displays are equipped to review game footage or training programming. Let college athletes unwind with displays that also function as media screens for streaming or gaming — a huge draw for teen or young adult athletes in their downtime.
College sports venues often rival professional teams in terms of fan experience; A-list university football and basketball programs generate hundreds of millions of dollars of annual revenue. Take a step toward the big leagues with LED scoreboards and displays that match the professional sports fan experience.
Let the cache of a professional-grade AV experience work for your college or university with targeted advertising. Take advantage of half-time and pre-game tailgating time by showing off the generous sponsors who keep your program financially strong, and bring in alumni contributions with the latest updates on how their favorite teams measure up with trivia and sports news.
Targeted visual information works campus-wide. LED displays and video walls in libraries and classroom buildings communicate campus events and important updates in real time, right where your students and faculty already are. Imagine an LED display or video wall in a lecture hall, delivering quality visual aids to students all the way to the back of the room.
LED displays and video walls can enrich academic life too. Give educators the technology to interact with those displays and you’ve got a modern classroom that appeals to post-millennial students. Add remote communication to your display to bring off-campus learners and guest educators into your global classrooms.
Common rooms and public student spaces can benefit from video walls and LED displays as well. Menu boards and hours of operation for the dining halls, cafeterias and book store can update in real time and offer visual interest. Screen films at sporting events and stream TV in lounges and auditoriums.
The future is increasingly connected on and off campus. Modern learners want seamless transitions from their personal devices to the world around them. Impress your current and future students — not to mention your sponsors, alumni and guests — with vibrant visual content. DGI can help you design, implement and support the perfect LED displays and video walls for your college or university and a surprisingly affordable price. Contact us to get started.
Video Walls that Unleash Architectural Inspiration
Street Co’ Architectural Video Walls redefine interior spaces by providing endless possibilities for creative expression and offering a dynamic new way to deliver art and information. Street Co’ Mosaic video walls can create a desired emotion or build a brand experience in any space.
Street Co’ Mosaic video walls feature different sizes of LED display tiles, including a truly square LED display tile. Tiles can be mounted in any position relative to each other, and individually at almost any angle. Planar Mosaic video walls also make displaying content easy – each tile is programmed at the time of installation to know its own location and orientation relative to the others.
Connect any video source up to 4K resolution and it will automatically display correctly across a unique array of Street Co’ Mosaic video wall tiles. With unencumbered position flexibility, off- board power supplies and sophisticated Street Co’ content management software, Mosaic video wall sets a new standard for architectural video walls.