Barco, a global leader in networked visualization solutions, is proud to present
weConnect. This collaborative learning solution for higher education offers an
active, lean-forward experience for everyone involved in an educational setting. It
gives both teachers and students all the connectivity, interactivity and information
exchange tools they need to enable educational institutions to evolve from a
teacher-centric to a student-centric experience and make education more engaging.

Lectures are transitioning from a lean-back, uni-directional information dump to an
active, interactive exchange among all participants. New technology has opened up
a vast range of new engagement and collaboration possibilities. And while students
and teachers want to bring any personal device (BYOD) into the room and tap into
the campus WiFi network to share information and interact more actively, students
can also be located anywhere (e.g. in a remote classroom or at home), so the same
features need to deliver an on-campus experience to everybody involved. Designed
for students who have grown up with mobile technology, weConnect − Barco’s
collaborative learning solution for higher education − provides teachers with a new
palette of tools for making their preferred teaching methods state-of-the-art.

weConnect allows users to participate in a lecture from the convenience of their
own devices − not only to share screen content, but to collaborate and interact as
well. They can do this in traditional classrooms, active learning spaces
(environments that allow groups of students to work together), libraries and other
locations on the campus. For example: students can interact with the teacher using
their tablets or smartphones; the teacher can issue a poll or a quiz to solicit
feedback; remote students can pose a silent question, which other students can Like
− the possibilities are virtually limitless…

Consisting of just a couple of simple building blocks, Barco’s weConnect is a cloud-
based system, unencumbered by complex infrastructure. All users gain access to
the classroom system through a web-based cloud app. The app gives teachers full
moderation control of the content shared within the classroom, and students get a
close-up view of what is being shown on the classroom displays. Barco’s wireless
presentation and display nodes portfolio enables students and teachers to share
their information on the central screen or the pod display without any hassle. And
both teachers and students experience the flexibility and intuitiveness of the
software via the simple browser interface.

Want to discover all about weConnect? Then join Barco at the EDUCAUSE Annual
Conference, 25-28 October in Anaheim (California).