Monday, October 12, 2009

Enhance Learning In The Classroom With Dual Screen Display

I propose that multiple monitor computer to be used in schools to assist students with their learning performance. The progress of the multi screen display has enabled an explosion in the visual ways of teaching presentation.

In recent years, most educators presented their instructional materials by using projectors. You remember, they had to wheel a boxy E.T. figure around on a special cart. Nonetheless, it was still better than the chalk board. Since however the invention of the dual monitor video card, new technologies have been developed and multimedia instruction could be a good approach for students to construct meaningful knowledge and to make referential connections between mental representations.

Use a multiple monitor approach for constructing a multi screen aided learning system supported by a dual monitor adapter. Throw in some popular tools such as Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Reader. Studies show that based on the cognitive theory of Multimedia Learning, this aided system combining support verbally and pictorial as well.

As a result teachers can can easily develop their teaching materials and present reference materials on different monitors or screens. And at least one experiment conducted by the Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan, suggests that by using a Multimedia system to simultaneously present musical notations and a listening map, the results using multimedia (likely with dual monitor software) presentation are superior to those of conventional instruction methods when it comes to learning achievement and creative ability.

Thus using a multiple display for education would be a step in the right direction. Imagine dual monitor wallpaper of great leaders and philosophers, artists, and other history makers.

If you have yet to get with the program of multiple monitors, then you probably still have yet to try a dual monitor setup.

learn more from my last blog of The Future of Computer Monitors