The five most useful multimedia kiosks in the Education sector

In the Education and Teaching sector, and even in the Social Services, multimedia kiosks, digital billboards and interactive tables play a fundamental role. The functions that can be performed in a multimedia kiosk by the student community are already part of the educational institutions.

Schools and universities are increasingly implementing interactive digital solutions to meet a growing list of needs from students and teachers. This is because these solutions can be used for several purposes: promoting events and training, transmitting relevant information, conducting interactive classes and games, displaying news and security notifications, among other communications.

Just as technology is constantly evolving, the education sector is also changing. Such solutions increase connections between students and teachers, promote school pride and are an excellent addition to any educational institution.

Agrupamento de Escolas de Arga e Lima invests in technology with CORAL interactive tables for its schools
Agrupamento de Escolas de Arga e Lima invests in technology with CORAL interactive tables for its schools

Many educational institutions already use these technologies as a way to lighten the workload, help students and increase revenues. In fact, the functionalities of this equipment in the Education sector are several:

  • Multimedia information point for students and teachers;
  • Printing of class schedules;
  • Online purchase and rental of books;
  • Booking and purchasing canteen tickets;
  • Loading student cards to facilitate payments;
  • Consultation of exam grades and schedules;
  • Attendance and access system;
  • Registration in classes;
  • Purchase of school material.

Highly customizable, the technological equipment, which has a significant impact on the student experience and quality of instruction, offers new learning opportunities. Moreover, they provide a familiar user experience for children and adolescents who use computers to search and consume information.

The interactive environment of these technologies also increases concentration and efficiency in educational institutions. But there are many benefits to this equipment:

  • Enhanced learning;
  • Up-to-date, real-time communication;
  • Ease of communication of news and events;
  • Data sharing;
  • Advertising and the possibility of revenue creation;
  • Security;
  • Navigation;
  • Payments;
  • Modernity;
  • Sustainability.
Digital kiosks for booking school meals
Digital kiosks for booking school meals

Given the wide variety of functionalities and advantages of digital and interactive solutions for the Teaching and Education sector, there are five especially useful kiosks.

1 – Self-Service Kiosks

Self-service kiosks from PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS aim to improve the operation of the services of any educational institution. Besides, there are different kiosks to facilitate the development of educational institutions and allow the provision of services that streamline tasks.

Self-service kiosks developed by PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS provide the student community with a new form of automated attendance. At the same time, they offer a unique, agile and practical experience to the users.

Digital kiosks for booking and purchasing school meals (also called QRS, like the NOMYU QSR), with payments by ATM card, student card and with connections to the billing or ERP software of the educational institutions, improve the meal time experience for students and teachers.

2 – Transactional or Payment Kiosks

With the technological advances, the self-service payment solutions are interactive kiosks, which are increasingly used in the Education sector. These kiosks make it possible to differentiate educational institutions and bring benefits to both the institution and the students. Besides, they reduce the costs with human resources, making the process easier and more autonomous for the user.

PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS’ CASHARMOUR, for example, aims at automating all cash management processes, without allowing access to unauthorized people. With a modern design that fits any space, CASHARMOUR allows receiving and optimizing the return of change, in an efficient and safe way.

Consequently, accounts will always be accounted for and managed without any kind of difficulty.

3 – Digital Pulpits

Taking into account that presentations and conferences tend to be seen as boring and tedious moments, the digital solutions from PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS are intended to change this paradigm in educational institutions.

The PULPITUM model was, therefore, designed to be used as a tribune or as a digital pulpit. Its main functionality is the presentation of multimedia content, with the possibility of connecting the computer to the monitor.

This device, in addition to making the space more elegant and attractive, turns any speech into a more innovative and dynamic experience.

4 – Interactive Tables

Using Digital Signage and with powerful tilt, lock and touch functions, interactive tables promote engagement, participation and creativity in Education.

Interactive tables, such as CORAL or STRONG from PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS, bring new ideas and concepts to life, providing information directly to the user. The fact that they invite users to be “immersed” in what the equipment presents allows better communication and interaction.

If the user has to wait for some reason, these devices also turn out to be interesting ways to pass the time. Thus, there are several advantages of interactive tables:

  • Interaction;
  • Durability;
  • Comprehensive content;
  • Portability;
  • Customization;
  • Ease of use;
  • Versatility and modernity;
  • Accuracy;
  • Effectiveness;
  • Accessibility.

5 – Ticket dispenser kiosks for queue management

Queue management systems have as their main objectives the organization of queues, in order to improve the quality of the service provided, the efficiency of the service and the image of the space. In addition, they intend to make the waiting process more orderly, simple and, above all, fast.

Queue management for Universidade Europeia - Higher Education Lisbon Social Services
Queue management for Universidade Europeia – Higher Education Lisbon Social Services

PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS’ QMAGINE queue management system, especially useful in Social Services, has advantages for both the student and the attendance management elements:

  • Decreased waiting time;
  • Sorting, by time of arrival and type of service;
  • Optimization of internal processes, freeing up time and resources;
  • Modernization of waiting and service rooms.

This way, and with ticket dispenser kiosks and through Digital Signage/ Corporate TV, an efficient service is guaranteed.

As the use of multimedia kiosks and Digital Signage continues to grow, so will the interest and need to communicate and transmit information through these technologies.

Social Services of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon innovates auditoriums with digital pulpits
Social Services of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon innovates auditoriums with digital pulpits

Technology is an instrument to open institutions to the world, since it enables the formation of increasingly connected citizens. Thus, PARTTEAM & OEMKIOSKS continues to develop technological solutions for the Education sector and for the improvement in the quality of teaching and student experience.