Distraction and Privacy
Educators frequently complain about student distractions in the classroom. From phones to laptops, many devices compete for students’ attention, and it’s a rare day the professor wins. (Bueller? Bueller?) In fact, many professors have banned the use of screens during class in a last-ditch effort to win back the minds and hearts of their classes.
Interesting to note is that the culprit here is a distraction. And like businesses, distraction takes its terrible toll even on the unwitting. That means even those determined to be focused often find themselves drawn into distraction, including the teachers themselves.
In addition to distraction, another issue to consider is confidentiality. When a student wants to meet with a professor (or vice versa), a certain level of privacy is expected. And be it for a grade chat or a personal matter, neither party can be candid if they think friends or colleagues are listening.
Teachers, students, offices, classrooms…all things that could be benefitted by sound masking. Better focus, more engagement, less stress…all good things. But how to accomplish all this?
It’s all about the placement of the system. The main two areas for a sound masking system would be the classroom (for distraction) and private offices (for privacy).
With the help of sound masking systems, you can be sure to keep private conversations completely unintelligible to listeners in the adjacent office or classroom, the hallway, and in the coffee break room next door.