EDUCAUSE Preview: Mersive Is The Easiest Way For Students and Faculty To Share Their Screens and Content
We’re all too familiar with the picture at the top of this article. It’s a fact of life that every student in today’s college and university classrooms has a device of some kind, if not two or even three. Most students bring their laptop into class, along with their tablet and maybe even their smartphone. Imagine if there was a way to get your students more engaged via their multitude of devices.
Using smartphones, tablets and even laptops in place of clickers is nothing new. At the end of the day, it’s not that exciting either.
Screen-sharing is nothing new, at least not in the past few years. However for the longest time screen sharing meant making sure that you had the right kind of cord, connector and adapter and that the projector or smart screen you were using had the right kind of software. It was kind of a pain in the ass.
Mersive offers a whole new way to approach screen sharing, wirelessly and from anyone’s device in a matter of seconds.
At it’s core Mersive is a screen sharing technology company but for the moment let’s put that aside. Screen sharing in today’s modern college and university classrooms can actually improve engagement, by a lot. Add to that new technology in the latest round of Android and Apple products, like mark-up, and all of the sudden Mersive and screen sharing take on a whole new value to today’s faculty.
Suppose you’re teaching an economics class to 100+ students. Maybe there’s a graph half the class has a question about. Forget hand raising, with the students own smartphone or tablet and the use of Mersive, students can now show the class and the professor what questions they have, or what answers they can give.
Did your students just finish up a really big audio visual project or presentation. No need to comb through files on your hard drive, just ask the student to call up their presentation on their device and voila, instant sharing with the class.
Mersive’s Solstice suite of products goes above and beyond typical screen sharing for colleges, universities, K-12, businesses and more. Solstice Display Software For Windows offers a secure video sharing platform that can handle multi-room applications easily and flawlessly. Solstice’s multi-room functionality means in the board room you can bring as many offices and people into a meeting. In the classroom you can easily collaborate with students in another room, another building or even on another campus.
What separates Mersive from the other screen sharing companies and makes it more fun and engaging is the Solstice Pod, their hardware device that features the latest Solstice Display Software and mirroring for just about every device in the world, including devices running the latest version of iOS, iOS 11x.
The feature packed Solstice Pod ensure that it’s a winner with IT departments and it’s simple to use for faculty and students:
+ iOS mirroring support including iOS 11
+ synchronous desktop audio streaming
+ remote configuration via web browser
+ built-in WAP capability
+ one-click software updates
+ includes all security, moderation, and configuration features of Solstice software
+ small form-factor mounts behind flat panels, on projectors, or under tables
+ dual-network modes support guest and corporate/campus users
There are a lot of colleges and universities that are using in room screen sharing products. Many of these products are using twice a semester for some presentation or they’re only utilized by faculty at the front of the room. Solstice Pod and Mersive mean that everyone can participate in a real time, interactive discussion.
Don’t believe us? Check out Mersive and their Solstice Suite of products at EDUCAUSE in Philadelphia, November 1-3, booth #858 online at mersive.com