Projectors are a critical tool for engaging large groups and play an important role in higher education.
A projector is a tool to teach the masses. This is especially applicable to higher education, where students pile into auditorium-sized lecture halls and standard classrooms to absorb knowledge on the big screen. That’s why experts say projectors are one of the most prominent tools a college has on its campus for teaching purposes.
“You need to have a much larger image to make sure the rest of the audience in that classroom or lecture hall can see it,” says Richard McPherson, Senior Product Manager of Projectors at NEC Display Solutions. “That’s the biggest reason, that they can have a much bigger screen size. Realistically, you can’t do that cost-effectively with flat panel displays. You can do video walls, but that’s a different cost structure. You can’t manipulate it in the same manner.”
But, with big tools like projectors come big decisions that cost big bucks. Before investing a projector for a college classroom, projector experts recommend exploring three key areas: the space that needs the projector, the color brightness and return on investment.
Once you select the perfect projector, the next step is setting it up correctly and then using it to the best advantage going forward. This guide will help make sure that you select the right projector and know how to use it to make lessons come to life.