School districts are always looking for ways to stay connected and keep the students, parents and teachers united. However, with the number of locations and people to keep in the loop, having everyone on the same page can be difficult. Some schools are looking into more unique versions of unified communication (UC) for sharing information.
Digital Signage Today has a recent post about the approach that a Delaware school district has adopted. The Red Clay Consolidated – a K-12 public school system in Wilmington – houses more than 15,000 students in 28 schools and officials have had difficulty keeping fining a consistent and effective way to communicate.
The new method involves a kiosk-based, digital and interactive sign to be placed in each building. A 22-inch touchscreen is located on the top of each stand, which houses all the cabling and additional hardware. The devices are also updated through remotely managed software, meaning the content can be updated network-wide in real-time. This feature saves valuable time and resourced if emergency or safety information needs to be shared.
“In the middle and high schools, students and parents use the kiosk to learn about special programs offered like culinary arts, theater, dance and vocal offerings,” said Nancy Crawford, the Web content specialist for Red Clay. “It is a great way to have a warm and friendly message available 24/7.”
Crawford went on to say that it wasn’t just the hardware that appealed to the school, but also the software and remote management capabilities.
Larger organizations that span multiple buildings and thousands of employees can be difficult to to keep connected. Group email chains get messy and voicemails can be hard to understand. Unified communication options can provide a simple way to keep everyone on teh same page while saving business resources.
However, with the number of locations and people to keep in the loop, having everyone on the same page can be difficult. Some schools are looking into more unique versions of unified communication (UC) for sharing information.