Interactive Whiteboards In Business And Education

Interactive White Boards in Business and Education

Technology is king. If you don’t keep up with the technology, whether you are in business or

education, you run the risk of the world leaving you behind. One of the major tools that both

business and education have embraced is the interactive white board (IWB) systems.

These IWB are the modern replacements for the traditional chalkboard, have taken the place of

the dry erase board, and are crowding out the projection screens. The main draw of this IWB

technology is its interactive component. It allows speakers and teachers to interact with audience

members and students. It allows people to participate in the presentation or lesson on either an

individual level or as a group.

Business Applications

Businesses and organizations can benefit from the advantages of an interactive white board.

Professional presentations can be made quickly and displayed in a meeting room on demand.

You can put the presentation together in one room or at home, then easily transport it digitally to

the presentation room for projection through the IWB. The need for cumbersome flip-charts is

eliminated. Video and other multimedia components can be incorporated into your presentations,

making them much more engaging and captivating.

Teaching is a tough job. Access to an interactive white board in the classroom can be a major

asset for the teacher and the students. The white board in the classroom effectively becomes an

extension of the teacher. It eliminates the need for the teacher to remember at which point in the

lesson plan each class stopped on the previous day. Using the note-saving feature of many IWB

systems allows teachers to input notes about lectures and other presentations to the computer’s

hard drive or an attached portable flash drive.

Using the interactive white board also gives the teacher the chance to show students what

computers are capable of doing. Students can see that there is more to modern technology than

playing games and sharing photos on a social media platform.

Audience response systems

One advantage for both business and education is the availability of collaboration through

audience response systems (ARS). An ARS is an add-on technology component that uses

wireless tablets and/or digital pens to allow the audience or the students to actively interact with

the material being presented. Information shows up in real-time on the interactive white board,

giving participants the opportunity to collaborate, share ideas, and work on projects together.

Audience response systems can allow polling of the audience or students, displaying the results

on the IWB in real-time or as a collected data block. Teachers can use them to elicit responses

from students as a way to gauge understanding. Audience response systems can be obtained in

sets that usually accommodate 25 to 30 participants per system.

Modern interactive white boards are rapidly becoming the “must have” technology, from the

classroom to the boardroom. The collaboration feature makes connecting business to business a

commonplace occurrence. It streamlines the teacher’s job and helps the students focus their

attention where it needs to be.


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