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LanSchool: Classroom Management Software
Computers should be facilitating education, not hindering it.
Technology has opened a world of possibilities in academia, but at the same time, it has introduced a whole new genre of problems.
Instructors have to compete with online videos, games, social networks, and pictures of cats for the attention of their students. Some have even gone so far as to eliminate the use of personal computers in the classroom altogether.
LanSchool consists of a range of innovative and easy-to-use tools giving instructors the ability to:
- Monitor computer activity in classrooms.
- Limit in-class distractions, keeping students focused and on task.
- Bridge communication gaps, allowing students to ask questions immediately over chat, all without disrupting the lecture.
- Assess student understanding, without the use of "clickers."
It aims to give instructors more control in the classroom. No more, no less. The hope is that both teachers and students will use LanSchool to redefine the classroom experience in the 21st century.
We are relentlessly changing, adapting, and refining the ways we learn. The same needs to be said about the ways we teach.