Like many educational institutions, Oklahoma City University invested a significant amount of money into ensuring students had access to the latest computer technology and software. But many of the staff felt that merely placing a computer in front of a student does not necessarily lead to an enhanced and more effective learning environment. In fact, computers often served as a distraction to students in the classroom since they could easily be tempted away from classroom activities by distractions such as games, instant messaging, or the Internet.
“We recognized that placing computers into the classroom was a great way to connect students with the outside world, but it did little to connect students with each other or to the instructor. There was no way for our instructors to communicate with our students in the classroom other than visiting each computer station,” says Ernesto Chávez, Manager of Instructional Technologies and Media Services at Oklahoma City University.
Ernesto and his team started looking for a better way to do things and came across Faronics Insight, a centralized instructor management software that empowers instructors with total control of classroom computers and student attention. Read this case study to learn how Faronics Insight is empowering the instructors at Oklahoma City University with the ability to educate, assist, monitor, and communicate with an entire class from one central computer.