Let’s be real: school can be boring. Long hours in a classroom bombarded by lectures and textbooks can often cause students to lose their excitement for learning. But founder and CEO of NUITEQ, Harry van der Veen, aims to change the perception of school and learning as a boring, mundane task by introducing interactive technology as a primary component of early education.
NUITEQ’s Director of Strategy, Dr. Edward Tse, spoke with us about their Snowflake MultiTeach technology that has been used in 70 countries to make technology an essential aspect of the learning environment.
NUITEQ was founded in 2006 to refine the concept of human-computer interaction. This quest included the complex idea of engaging several users on a singular display — a multi-user, MultiTeach display that now makes up the foundation of NUITEQ’s Human User Interfaces. This interface encourages teachers and students to cultivate a classroom learning environment where technology is a tool instead of a distraction.
NUITEQ and their Snowflake product use several features to keep students engaged. Among these are project-based learning, concept mapping, and student-based inquiry. Students are given problems that require critical thinking skills and technological literacy. Students and teachers can also curate their own content as well as collaborate on problems and activities with the help of the MultiTeach system. This involves a screen being divided into several zones, each of which focus on a different activity.
Students using NUITEQ’s products are given the chance to learn how to use screens and computers in a way that fosters education. Rather than shy away from new technology, as many schools and teachers do, NUITEQ advises educators to embrace their system, which encourages direct interaction between students and what’s on their screens. The MultiTeach technology allows for deeper and more immersive learning, encouraging students to bring technology from the classroom into the rest of their lives.
To learn more about NUITEQ, visit https://www.nuiteq.com/. To check out Dr. Tse’s YouTube channel, Ed on Edtech, visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4FY5hGOl7pBRqJ_TWDvhVA. To listen to the entire interview with Dr. Edward Tse, check out the full podcast here.
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