How much the quality of the projection influence on student learning? The application of AV technologies in the educational field proves to be a core question, and Do-It-Yourself solutions are not enough
Epson presents the results of the market research “Radius Global”, concerning the readability of contents visualized on screens. The research took place in Singapore and United Kingdom in April 2017 and the measurements have been performed in classroom of standard dimensions, equipped with 70” screens. According to the study, which confirms what had already emerged in a similar research conducted last year in the United States, more than 50% of students in both countries states that the contents visualized on 70” screens are difficult to read, and more than a half makes mistakes in transcribing at least a data in rapport to what is screened.
The results obtained support the validity of the “4/6/8 rule” for what concerns the dimensions of the screen recommended. This rule, commonly applied by video installers and audio/video products integrators, helps to determine the right dimensions of the screen in various environments, among which classrooms, conference rooms and big spaces.
The research, conducted by the Japan-based company, inscribes itself in the wider context of the employment of AV technologies in the educational field. Indeed, face to the evolution of the methods of learning in a multimedial way, it becomes more and more necessary to have adequate instruments, that allow a better interaction between the teacher and the students.
The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) solutions, as the planner Stefano Cavese has explained in the context of our Smart Environments Roadshow (link), are in this sense unadvisable; if it’s true that classrooms are more and more equipped with complex technological systems, it is undeniably true, as well, that there is a growing need, by one hand, of professional figures capable to install and manage those fixtures; by the other hand, of customized products conceived mainly for educational purposes.
The results of the research have been published contextually to the presentation of Epson new laser video projectors ultra-short-throw EB-710Ui, projected for improving the quality of teaching and learning. The video projectors have been exposed on the occasion of InfoComm 2017, a fair that has been held in Orlando (United States) from the 14th to the 16th of June, and will be available next October.
For further information about the results of the research and the 4/6/8 rule are available in this document: http://global.epson.com/newsroom/2017/pdf/170614.pdf
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