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Month: November 2020

WOWBUDD: THE NEW FACE OF LEARNING

The WowbuddTM is a large format interactive flat panel display that is changing the way teaching contents are delivered and how learning is perceived. It is a technological disruption that is set to revolutionize education. A new era of teaching that integrates multiple media and information sources has begun. In fact, the Wowbudd has astonishing potential to make learning more engaging and effective in many surprising ways.

The words of educational reformer John Dewey rings true today more than ever:

IF WE TEACH TODAY’S STUDENTS AS WE TAUGHT YESTERDAY’S, WE ROB THEM OF TOMORROW.

The Wowbudd stands out for its ability to amplify web-based resources and transform the way students interact with educational content in-class or online. It infuses lessons with impactful content. Teachers can easily expand their curriculum by integrating new materials into a lesson. Virtually any electronic file or content from the Internet can be used, along with any online educational resource or app.

For one, teachers gain more features for developing and delivering high-impact lessons. IT staff enjoy reduced maintenance. With a lower overall total cost of ownership (TCO), it is a favorite among administrators likewise. The Wowbudd is an all-in-one classroom solution that wears many hats and offers many advantages. It is a multifunctional media center with an embedded processor and web browser.  They are high-definition displays combining the functionalities of projectors and interactive white boards. Finally, they offer multiple points of interactivity and are as easy to use as a tablet or smartphone. 

Research results indicate that, in general, using interactive board was associated with a 16-percentile point gain in student achievement. This means that we can expect a student at the 50th percentile in a classroom without the technology to increase to the 66th percentile in a classroom using [these] boards.

Performance boosting features of the Wowbudd are the following:

Graphics and visuals. Using graphs, charts, and other visuals to represent information was associated with a 26 percentile-point gain in student achievement. Examples include photos, drawings, and videos downloaded from the Internet.

Reinforcing instruction. These are actions that, signal that an answer is correct or to present information in an unusual context. Applications that enable teachers to uncover information hidden under objects. Or those that drag and drop correct answers or cheer correct answers with virtual applause.

Audience response. Teachers who combined audience response had a 26% additional gain in student achievement. These enable students to enter responses as well as vote in polls.

THE COST BENEFIT OF THE WOWBUDDTM

The Wowbudd is simpler and easier to manage than projector-based whiteboards. This makes them more cost-effective in terms of acquisition and maintenance. 

  • Easier, faster installation
  • No initial calibration required
  • Lower energy consumption
  • Reduced maintenance: no bulbs or filters to change
  • Longer lifespan
  • Typically, free from licensing fees and software/hardware agnostic 

THE CLASSROOM AND PREFORMANCE BENEFIT

The Wowbudd offers superior advantage in terms of teacher-student engagement, and ultimately students’ academic performance-

  • Maximizes teaching time; no downtime from burned out bulbs or recalibration
  • Greater reliability for more uninterrupted class time
  • Eliminates shadows and glare (from projectors)
  • Quiet, fan-free operation
  • Crisp, bright display lets teachers keep the lights on
  • Easy cart mounting for resource sharing (without recalibration)
  • Versatile teaching tool for seamless use of cloud resources
  • Enhances collaboration with multiple touchpoints and the ability to annotate over displayed content

To drive interactive learning spaces, Wowbii is offering simplified payment options to educational institutions looking to adopt education technology at scale. 

Wowbii Interactive is Africa’s foremost manufacturer of interactive flat panel displays.  With solutions for Corporates and Education, Wowbii is set to support education technology adoption that will leapfrog schools into 21st century learning spaces.

To take learning, business interaction, ideation and team collaboration to the next level using the best of interactive technology available, let us take a look at what you presently use, assess your needs and recommend what would best suit your home office or establishment to enhance productivity, ensure a sustained profitable business and expansion

#WOWBii Interactive #WorkFromHome #MeetFromHome #SchoolFromHome #TrainFromHome

Contact Us:

Call/WhatsApp: +234 812 992 8836

9B Adebayo Munis Close, Gbagada Phase 2, Lagos

contact@wowbii.com     www.wowbii.com

EDTECH: THE DAWN OF NEW LEARNING

For weeks, school resumption was contentiously debated. The more stories of spikes after ease of lockdown, the less likely it seemed that they would reopen.  The world is still not safe from the pandemic; Government relaxation of restrictions were as a matter of necessity, than based on progress on health grounds. Maybe some businesses might manage the re-opening process very well without significant spikes in infection rate without a change in business model. But not schools, considering the fact that for them to fully implement the safety measures they need more space, technology, staff and finance. From what we know now, the world we have today has greatly changed to yester-years and adapting to thrive in the new normal is the way forward.

Schools felt the pressure of lockdown in varying degrees. Those with existing relevant EdTech investment moved their teaching and learning online; those without left their students to the mercy of the medley of free media options.

From fewer classroom seats, to regular handwashing and sanitizing – all activities that ensure the school meets social distancing protocols.  The one thing the post-COVID school may be unable to avoid is technology.  In the event of another lockdown, learning would not stop. As classes resume, 40-seat classes become 20; how does the school deliver inclusive learning for all 40?

A few schools who transitioned seamlessly, had invested in the Wowbudd.  The Wowbudd is Wowbii Interactive’s technology solution for 21st century learning.  The all-in-one platform functions as a digital whiteboard with lesson tools that make teachers love teaching again.  It is an Android and Windows platform on which you layer a myriad of applications.  If you use Google Suite or Microsoft Education, you can’t go wrong with this.  It connects to your LMS, if you already use one, seamlessly.  The platform gives you access to the internet but works just fine without the internet.  With superior processing power and storage, it records classroom lessons – making the creation of Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) a breeze.  The most brilliant part of the platform is the camera – it brings the world to your classroom and takes your learners on immersive learning journeys only imagined.  It delivers a new ease in the creation of classroom videos – you can see your learners in class or virtual.  This was the feature early adopters leveraged.

The platform layers applications that drive learning – a teacher community to upskill teachers in content use and creation and activities that reinforce learning and ease learner evaluation.  A 3D application that allows you ‘touch’ objects you never could in real life – like the heart!  Existing applications can be uploaded to deliver defined requirements – so this will come with digital curriculum, local or international.

At this point, you are telling yourself – oh, my interactive whiteboard can do basic presentation. It probably cost you a fortune, hence you intend to use it for the next five years. I hate to break it to you but in two years from now, you would have spent at least half the amount it cost you to purchase it on operational costs and repairs. With the WOWBUDD, you will discover that in three years, your device is still as good as it was from the onset.

With the Wowbudd, your sudden 20-seat class (due to social distancing guidelines), rebounds to 40! Classroom engagement and real-time in-class or virtual collaboration spikes, because content, activities and evaluation are seamlessly improved. The EdTech revolution is finally here, it is time you join the league  of schools delivering a 21st century compliant learning experience

You are excited and ready to go right? Here’s the good news, In recognition of the challenges brought about by the pandemic, you now have access to payment plans and discounted prices courtesy of WOWBII Interactive. We would advise you to act now so you can ensure that your students; in-class or online do not miss even a minute of the learning activities.

#WOWBii Interactive #WorkFromHome #MeetFromHome #SchoolFromHome #TrainFromHome

Contact Us:

Call/WhatsApp: +234 812 992 8836

9B Adebayo Munis Close, Gbagada Phase 2, Lagos

contact@wowbii.com     www.wowbii.com

EDUCATION 2.0: BLENDED AND HYBRID LEARNING

Education as a sector, witnessed one of the most drastic effects of COVID-19. The year 2020 was one like no other for school administrators and parents. For several months schools were shut, and they were in frantic search of a platform, that would deliver interactive learning and increase teacher-student engagement. Cue in Blended and Hybrid learning.

What Is Blended Learning?

Blended learning is any combination of traditional analog education with modern digital technologies. At its broadest, blended learning describes the introduction of computer labs, interactive whiteboards, and educational software to the learning process. Mostly, however, blended learning is used to refer to the more recent practice of including online self-study to supplement in-class lessons.

Though hybrid learning is often treated as a synonym for blended learning, this is not the case in many cases.

What Is Hybrid Learning?

Hybrid learning implements synchronous lessons taught simultaneously in-person and online. It is a type of blended learning that focuses more on bridging the physical classroom and virtual learning spaces closer together into a more complete education. Put another way, hybrid learning is a form of synchronous learning that happens both physically and remotely.

In-Person and Online

One common phrase that comes up is that hybrid learning “overlaps” with blended learning. This means that while they are two separate things, they are still distinct methodologies. The main difference between the two, in this case, is that hybrid learning focuses on both in-person and online learning, often with no preference for one or the other.

A Pedagogy

Another way that hybrid learning is defined – especially in relation to blended learning – is that it is a pedagogy or teaching strategy more than a set of processes or procedures. As such, it represents an ideology that provides the scaffolding for a wide variety of teaching strategies that fall under the umbrella of blended learning.

Blended learning describes a process or practice, whereas hybrid pedagogy is a methodological approach that helps define a series of varied processes and practices. blended learning is tactical, whereas hybrid pedagogy is strategic.

remote learning

Some other sources see hybrid learning as a point along a spectrum of technological adoption. The spectrum that this definition follows usually follows these main points:

  • Face-to-face only lessons that only rely on traditional teaching methods. These methods may incorporate only basic technology, but it will be primarily devices installed in a physical classroom.
  • Blended learning is a model that uses online learning to supplement in-class teaching, but it still focuses primarily on teachers and students being physically present for the majority of the teaching time.
  • Hybrid learning describes an educational model in which students spend at least half of their time learning online and the rest of their time learning in physical classrooms (according to this interpretation).
  • Online only is just what it sounds like: a course that is entirely online.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, educators have realized that a certain amount of flexibility is required both during the current situation and onward into the future.

While in-person teaching still remains an essential part of education at the moment, we now see the need to open up multiple channels to respond to not just extreme conditions like a global disaster but the day-to-day interruptions of effective education. Blended and Hybrid teaching not only makes learning more accessible to the differently-abled, but it also allows educators to reach a widely dispersed class, helps students stay connected during long absences, and familiarizes both educators and learners with the latest communication technologies.

Blended and Hybrid learning will be part of a holistic education approach as EdTech and educational best practices continue to grow and evolve. While these forms of learning – and more broadly blended learning – have been emergency measures in the past, they are definitely going to become mainstays of teaching and learning.

To drive interactive learning spaces, Wowbii is offering simplified payment options to educational institutions looking to adopt education technology at scale. 

Wowbii Interactive is Africa’s foremost manufacturer of interactive flat panel displays.  With solutions for Corporates and Education, Wowbii is set to support education technology adoption that will leapfrog schools into 21st century learning spaces.

To take learning, business interaction, ideation and team collaboration to the next level using the best of interactive technology available, let us take a look at what you presently use, assess your needs and recommend what would best suit your home office or establishment to enhance productivity, ensure a sustained profitable business and expansion

#WOWBii Interactive #WorkFromHome #MeetFromHome #SchoolFromHome #TrainFromHome

Contact Us:

Call/WhatsApp: +234 812 992 8836

9B Adebayo Munis Close, Gbagada Phase 2, Lagos

contact@wowbii.com     www.wowbii.com

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