We really like to push the envelope with technology, but it has to be easy to use. Barco weConnect wins on both counts!

Phillip Dunac
Educational Technology Specialist at La Cité
The days of didactic teaching and a simple whiteboard are a thing of the past at higher education institutions. Research shows that the most effective learning environments utilize active rather than passive techniques like peer instruction to engage students. So when La Cite College’s IT experts embarked on a journey to find the best wireless collaboration solution – one that reflected its early adopter mentality, yet was easy on the budget and simple to use – they eagerly looked to Barco weConnect.

“At La Cité, we really like to push the envelope with technology, but it has to be easy to use. Barco weConnect wins on both counts,” comments Phillip Dunac – Educational Technology Specialist at La Cité.

WeConnect features an easy-to-use interface that enables students to browse various websites, work collaboratively in groups, and share work with the entire class (a teacher favorite). Instructors simply facilitate the process, using the “lock screen” feature to maintain control of the screens in the students’ pods.

Today’s media-savvy millennials are immersed in a world of streaming video and rich internet apps, so classroom technology must mirror the simplicity and speed of consumer experiences or students will lose interest. WeConnect features an easy-to-use interface that enables students to browse various websites, work collaboratively in groups, and share work with the entire class (a teacher favorite).

“I’ve adapted my curriculum to be more technology-centric, bringing a creative and interactive virtual world to students,” said Professor Lucie Labelle. “Even during a three-hour course, I can really keep the students engaged,” comments Lucie Labelle - Healthcare Professor at La Cité.

Highlights:

Barco solution

  • Barco weConnect

Why Barco

  • Wireless solution facilitates nteractive learning
  • Empowers knowledge-sharin across the classroom
  • Easy to use and extremely fast –no lag!

We’ve adapted lessons to fully leverage weConnect's collaboration features for a more engaging, interactive learning experience.

Lucie Labelle
Healthcare Professor at La Cité