Among the solutions on show at this year’s BETT education technology show, the new Span classroom collaboration system Nureva were the most obviously ‘collaborative”. Integration of BYOD devices happens in the cloud, where individual students content and contributions are tagged.
Span draws upon familiar, simple and flexible tools already widely used in paper-based creative processes in the classroom including sticky notes, sketches, images and flip charts. Using a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model to enable collaboration on an expansive 40′ (12.2 m) wide digital canvas. Students create their input on their personal devices, either a computer or a tablet, and share it on the digital canvas in the cloud.
The single-projector WM210e model or dual-projector WM220e model transforms classroom walls into a 10′ or 20′ (3.1 m or 6.1 m) wide interactive panoramic workspace for small-group or whole-class collaboration. “Educators today are looking for solutions that make the most of the technology already in place in their schools,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “The Span system addresses these needs while giving students the means to actively collaborate anytime, anywhere.”
Nigel Steljes, Steljes’ founder and executive chairman of UK distributor Avocor commented: “Nureva’s products fit with the emerging collaboration needs that we see in many organizations, and we’re confident that they will help our customers transform their innovation and collaboration processes.”