The advantages of using Digital Signage in education

03 July 2018

Educational institutions, whether elementary, high school, or post-secondary, are an essential part of society's foundation.  It is imperative for educational institutions to be running efficiently so that next generations will be prepared to enter the work-world and continue to help make our county a better place to live.  Part of adequately equipping our schools includes directing and displaying information to thousands of faculty, staff, and students, each with their own agendas.  In this blog post, we will examine some of the advantages of using Digital Signage in education.

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1.  Safety
Nothing is more concerning to a parent than the safety of their children.  Digital signage can give live emergency alerts, such as weather warnings, electrical outages, areas to avoid in emergency situations (ie - fire located in south hallway), or even lockdown warnings.  Emergency situations come with very little notice, having live warnings help students and staff  react in the most appropriate manner and as quickly as possible.

2. Events
School assemblies, job fairs, dances, sporting events, parent-teacher interviews, are all examples of events that are common within the school setting.  These events usually have a specific time, date and location which need to be broadcasted to the student body.  What better way to do so than with Digital Signage?

3.  Lunch Menus
Getting our daily nutrients is an important part of healthy growth and also impacts one's ability to learn.  Prominently displaying nutritional information will help students make informed food choices, and will also make them conscientious about what they're putting into their bodies.

4. Wayfinding
Large educational institutions can be difficult to navigate, especially for visitors and freshmen.  Interactive wayfinding solutions (like those seen in shopping centres) can help guide people from Point-A to Point-B with ease.

5. Cost Reduction
Less paper waste, less money spent on ink, less manual labour.  Digital Signs can be controlled and updated in live time from anywhere in the world.  RSS feeds can even automate content, such as live time, weather, news tickers, etc.  All of this reduces the need to print and have staff manually change signs.