In recent years, the manufacturing industry has gone through one of the toughest times in decades. Like every other industry, the manufacturing industry has not been spared by the recession and the rapid advancement of technology that has shifted priorities in production processes. Companies have been forced to streamline their processes, which leaves no room for unproductive personnel and equipment.
Fostering interactive environments is one of the ways companies can harness the power of technology for improved productivity. An interactive board in the right place can offer manufacturing companies a strategic advantage, which helps such businesses to cut down on production costs.
1. Interactive Boards
Interactive boards have become integral components of business environments. They have been used to bring teams together at all … Read more
One of the most important factors determining the staff performance is their training. In today’s fast-paced world, time is money. Therefore, companies and businesses want to train their employees in less time without compromising the quality of training.
Modern technology offers solutions that make it possible. Devices like interactive whiteboards are increasingly becoming popular in the workplaces. Here are three ways to use them in staff training.
1. Make It Interesting
The training session is very often like a classroom where the employees struggle to concentrate on the presentations. However, with the help of interactive whiteboard, the training can be made a lot more interesting and fun. Videos and images can be added to the presentation which makes it easy to understand.
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In recent years, the interactive whiteboard (IWB) market has grown exponentially from the US $1 billion in global sales reported back in 2008. This can be attributed to the growing need for improved participation, engagement, and interactivity in offices, schools, and other organizations. As a result of this growth, interactive whiteboard vendors and designers are constantly coming up with different types of interactive whiteboards to suit the needs of different users.
At the basic level, all interactive whiteboard setups consist of a computer, a whiteboard, and a projector that displays the content from the computer. A stylus pen or finger is used to interact with the content projected on the whiteboard from the computer. In today’s post, we look at the most common types … Read more
Interactive devices offer a whole new variety of possibilities, for displaying and communicating the information to an audience. Therefore, they are used not only in schools but also in workplaces and business presentations. The basic and the most important idea here is the user’s interaction with what is being displayed. The interactive display is one way to do this. However, interactive projection also achieves the same purpose but in a different way. Let’s see how both of them are different.
1. Way Of Operation
In the case of interactive display, the user interacts with the information being displayed through the touch screen or a computer mouse.
However, the interactive projection consists of a projector that projects the information in the form of an image … Read more
Education Technology (EdTech) is gradually redefining the learning process by providing teachers and students with appropriate technological tools and resources for use in the classrooms. This has helped to facilitate teaching and learning, as well as improve the performance of the students. However, some people, especially parents, are concerned with the impacts that the new teaching approach may have on their children. To help put those doubts to rest, below is a look at some of the important areas of educational technology, and how it impacts the learning process. Read more
1. Objectives of technology in the classroom
Education Technology aims to provide teachers and students with more tools and resources so as to improve the learning process. Technology exposes teachers to resources outside the traditional …
IWBs are increasingly being used in classrooms, boardrooms and other avenues where interactivity is desired. Their ability to enrich brainstorming sessions and classroom lessons have made them a common centerpiece in most collaborative setups. However, before any group can use the IWBs productively, it is important to understand how they are used in their basic form. This article sheds some light on some of the most common operation tasks for all IWBs.
The IWB connects to PCs or Macs and allows the user(s) to control the computer or Mac via the IWB screen. The connection between the computer and IWB is usually via a USB or serial port cable. Some IWBs allow the user to connect these two devices via a wireless connection such … Read more
These days, people are finding it easier and easier to collaborate thanks to the introduction of digital whiteboards in both the workplace and the school setting. With the use of this amazing new technology, team members can share auditory and visual concepts and brainstorm for unique and vibrant solutions to all manner of problems. The use of digital whiteboards in the classroom and the board room make it possible to draw in resources from all points on the globe.
Multisensory Experiences & Multimedia Tools
Early users of this type of technology complained that the touch capabilities were limited. They had difficulty using early whiteboards. Today, sensor technology and advanced multi-tracking technology make use of whiteboards simple and intuitive. With gesture tracking and multi-touch capability, … Read more
When Google Classroom was announced last year, it was a great opportunity for schools to add interactivity and feedback to their curriculum. It had the potential to make assignments and grading more effortless.
This month sees a slew of new features that will make this application even more useful for teachers.
Since the original Academy, debate has been one of the most useful tools in the educator’s arsenal. It gets students to participate and really think with the information they are studying.
The Internet has proven that it’s an excellent forum for debate, so it’s only natural that this feature should arrive on Google Classroom. Teachers can now enhance their Classroom posts with questions, which students can then debate. The application manages … Read more
Interactive lessons have the ability to promote student engagement and participation in the classroom. However, sometimes these lessons may have the opposite effect on students, with students showing zero interest or participation during an interactive lesson – characteristic of a failing lesson. As a result, teachers must spend more time revisiting lesson objectives instead of concentrating on value addition.
To remedy this problem, it is always important to be on the lookout for signs of a failing lesson. This will not only save the teacher time and resources but will also enable the teacher to enrich the learning experience. This article looks at four signs that can help you identify a lesson that is bound to fail before it starts.
1. Missing or Ignoring … Read more
Over the past few years, interactive whiteboards have become common pieces of technology in classrooms across the globe. They first began gaining popularity in the early 1990s as replacements for chalkboards and as tools for improving classroom interaction, performance, and the learning environment in general. Still, teachers and students face everyday challenges that reduce their ability to utilize the benefits offered by interactive whiteboards.
This article looks at three of the most common ways that interactive whiteboards cause problems and explores how users can put whiteboards into appropriate use to mitigate these problems.
1. Writing Devices
Quite often, students and teachers use dry-erase and permanent markers on their interactive boards. While some whiteboards support these writing devices, others do not. Porous, melamine-based interactive boards … Read more