In classrooms at Brenau University, podiums, projectors and laptops weren’t cutting it.
Daniel Odom says the university’s classrooms needed something that was more engaging with students and had better functionality for instructors.
“Before we chose Mondopads for the classroom, some of the classrooms had podiums and projectors or mobile carts with laptops on them that could be wheeled from room to room,” says Odom, Instructional Technology Support Technician at Brenau University. “They had no other functionality other than scrolling through websites or PowerPoints. It wasn’t very functional for the students, and the teachers couldn’t really do all the things they wanted to do in the classroom because they were limited with the technology…From the cost perspective and what the Mondopads did, we went with the Mondopads.”
Glenn Jystad, director of product marketing at InFocus says Mondopads are collaboration solutions that keep people connected “across the table or the globe.”
“It’s a high-performance, touch-enabled, large panel display with an onboard PC containing software for the most common and necessary group discussion tools such as a whiteboard, document presentation, web browsing and video conferencing,” he says.
Jystad also says Mondopads support wireless displays of personal devices, are easy to use, and can improve group collaboration.
Brenau University’s Mondopads were installed by AGT.
“People simply touch the large icon for the function they wish to perform, such as whiteboard, and immediately begin to notate their ideas in front of the group,” he says. “Or they can even start a video call and share their whiteboard with a remote student.”
Odom says these features drove home the decision to go with Mondopads. He says having all the teaching tools in one place creates an easier experience for instructors.
Odom says when he started working at Brenau University a year and a half ago, the school had already invested in 15 Mondopads on four of its eight campuses. Now, he says the school has four times the amount of Mondopads.
“This is our third year and we’ve got five batches of installs,” Odom says. “When I started, we had 15 on four campuses, and now we’ve got 61 across eight campuses.”