App enables instructors to screen-share to every student’s smartphone, tablet and laptop so every desk is a front row seat to the lesson.
SUPERIOR, WI—November 13, 2019—Fasetto creates solutions that accelerates the secure sharing of information and visual media. The Forum™ app ensures students absorb screen-based lessons by enabling instructors to share their screen to every student’s smartphone, tablet and laptop so every desk is a front row seat to the lesson.
“Multiple studies show that student performance, participation, retention and understanding can vary greatly dependent on their seat position in a classroom or lecture hall,” said Dan Bruck, Chief Marketing Officer at Fasetto. “More specifically, research revealed students who sit in rows further-back or off-to-the-side do not perform as well or interact as much as a student who sits directly in the front or middle rows.”
Smartboards and displays often exacerbate the problem (vs. using a projection device) as the smaller screens result in even more challenges for students who sit off-axis or back a few rows. A 65-inch monitor or display in an average-sized classroom will result in over 70% of the students having an inferior experience (on average). That means more than (one third) 1/3, on average, of the students sit completely outside the optimal viewing location. This hinders a student’s ability to see and comprehend the information presented on the display by the teacher. Plus, many classrooms are not equipped with a display device due to limited resources.
Forum is a presentation solution that can help equalize the seating disparity in classrooms, where every student can clearly see the presentation, download associated materials, ask questions of the lecturer discreetly and directly—and they can do it all from the device they carry every day. Teachers can quiz their classrooms with varying formats and view student responses in real-time. This is ideal for quick comprehension assessment before moving on to the next topic. Since Forum works through laptops and the connected devices of the audience, this greatly reduces the capital expense for costly projectors, screens, A/V equipment—and their corresponding costs of operation, set-up and maintenance.
Forum was just honored as a Gold Winner in Best Apps of the Year for Educational Institutions by the Golden Bridge Awards.