March 6, 2024

The Integration of Active Learning and Technology in Collaborative Lessons

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The Integration of Active Learning and Technology in Collaborative Lessons

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Traditional teaching methods have been followed for many centuries. However, in the face of a changing environment, we need to consider whether it is holding back students’ potential. In a world where innovation and adaptability are key skills, traditional education may no longer be enough. Given the rapid development of Apple’s virtual technology, the expensive Vision Pro, and the ongoing innovation of Open AI. We need active learning to put students in charge of their own education. And maximize the value of active learning with the help of science and technology. In this article, we’ll explore the challenges of traditional education, the benefits of active learning, and the role of technology in enhancing collaborative learning, and recommend two Q-NEX products that can help you improve your teaching.

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1. Challenges and dilemmas of traditional education

Traditional education has long been the authority of the teaching profession. However, although it is the standard teaching method, it cannot be denied that it also has its own series of limitations, which makes the teaching mode without reform face some challenges and difficulties.

There is no shortage of one-size-fits-all approaches to these challenges that allow students to learn at the same pace and in the same way. Students’ learning habits are not segmented, which may lead to students losing interest in learning or developing an aversion to learning. In addition, the emphasis on memorization and standardized testing may hinder critical thinking and creativity. This dilemma in traditional education has led to a shift to more innovative and student-centered approaches, such as active learning, to address these challenges.

2. Understanding active learning and its role in collaborative education

Compared with the traditional way of learning, active learning is an innovative teaching method. The integration of active learning technology in collaborative education can lead to a 6% increase in student retention rates. This new learning model focuses on engaging students’ attention and interest in learning through interactive and collaborative activities. The initiative of students in the learning process is a very important factor to assist learning. Therefore, the advantage of this approach is that it goes beyond traditional lecture-style teaching and encourages students to take an active role in the learning process.

3. Enhancing collaborative learning with active learning technology

Taking a closer look at our current educational environment, it’s amazing how active learning technologies have revolutionized the way we collaborate and learn. In on-campus classrooms, teachers enable students to actively participate in group activities by using tools such as interactive displays, document cameras, and collaboration software.

3.1 The benefits of active learning in collaborative education

Smart education tools continue to provide an arena for students to share ideas freely and in an orderly manner. In an active learning environment, both teachers and students are working together towards a common goal. 

On the one hand, active learning with the assistance of smart education tools can not only improve students’ participation in classroom learning and activity sharing, but also improve students’ critical thinking in the process of constantly activating their thinking and creative ideas, and this thinking ability will further expand their problem-solving ability. It can therefore be said that by integrating active learning technologies, collaborative learning becomes more efficient, effective, and enjoyable for students and educators.

3.2 The role of technology in promoting active learning in collaborative education

At the University of Texas at Austin, professors incorporated active learning technology, such as clickers and interactive displays, in their lectures to encourage student participation and collaboration. This resulted in higher student engagement and improved learning outcomes. At Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the IQ interactive display not only provides an additional screen but also serves as a writing space for teachers to make annotations. With dual operating systems (Windows and Android), instructors can seamlessly conduct interactive teaching by choosing their preferred system. Additionally, the built-in whiteboard and wireless presentation features of Q-NEX allow for extensive brainstorming and easy sharing of ideas with the class.

4. Enhancing the interactivity and engagement of active learning with Q-NEX Digital Podium NDP100

The Q-NEX Digital Podium NDP100 is designed to enhance the interactivity and engagement of active learning by providing seamless control of multiple multimedia devices.

4.1 Smooth switching of multimedia resources

The high degree of integration of equipment is not only very important in the organization of production and operation of enterprises, but also can be of great help in campus teaching activities. The integration of various devices and the ability to control them from a central location makes it easier for instructors to switch between different forms of content and for students to enjoy a more dynamic and interactive learning experience.

4.2 Consistent learning experience

By integrating cloud resources and providing automation capabilities, the Q-NEX Digital Podium NDP100 can simplify the teaching process and make event planning more efficient. Teachers can easily access and share teaching materials and audio and video content, and preset automated schedules for switching devices and audio and video broadcasts. This not only saves teachers time and effort but also creates a more consistent and seamless presentation experience for students.

4.3 Immersive knowledge acquisition

The AV broadcast and live streaming capabilities of the Q-NEX Digital Podium NDP100 allow for blended learning within campus. This promotes equality in education by providing students with equal access to resources and opportunities, regardless of their location. In addition, the ability to connect with lecture capture systems can create hybrid classrooms where students can attend lectures in person or remotely, thus enhancing the learning experience for all students.

5. Q-NEX Desktop Digital Podium NDP500 for dynamic screen interface

The powerful Q-NEX Desktop digital podium NDP500 has enhanced presentation capabilities with features such as dual screens, advanced touch controls, and optical bonding technology. This creates a more engaging and interactive learning experience for students.

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5.1 Flexible content switching

The flexible content display function of Q-NEX Desktop Digital Podium NDP500, combined with the 3×3 AV matrix switcher, can easily switch between multiple screens and clearly display the same or different content. Ensure that all students can clearly see the material presented.

5.2 Efficient learning experience

The intelligent platform also provides remote unified equipment management, allowing teachers to control classroom equipment more easily and create a more efficient learning environment. With features such as remote control and AV broadcasting, it can provide greater flexibility and accessibility to the classroom.

Final thoughts

In the context of collaborative education, the role of active learning will become more powerful. With Q-NEX educational products, students’ teamwork, communication, and critical thinking skills can be further improved. By integrating active learning technologies such as advanced Digital Podium NDP100, high-performance Desktop Digital Podium NDP500, and other interactive display and collaboration tools into collaborative courses. If you are also an educator committed to transforming education through technology, contact us to use interactivity to create a dynamic and engaging learning environment that promotes deeper understanding and retention of knowledge.

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