The capability of modern day technology is encouraging collaborative learning in classrooms and boardrooms. Presenters are finding the software adds dynamism to their sessions whilst allowing them to interact and engage with a large audience.
It goes without saying that technology is driving the force in our business and day to day lifestyles the modern age presents. Statistics show that 80 per cent of the world’s population owns a portable handheld device like a smartphone or tablet – the majority of which use touchscreen technology and a user-interface that can interact with numerous computer software programs.
Interactive whiteboards are designed to operate in a similar way to premium handheld devices and share the same touchscreen qualities as their phone. Of course, software such as Brigit, Meeting Pro 4 and Display Note all have different attributes and function in slightly different ways, but the familiarity of the icons, hand gestures and possibilities are already ingrained in the mind of the user so it using interactive whiteboards is easy to learn and takes very little training and practice.
The improvement of telecommunications technology has made collaboration between people in two separate locations readily possible. To cut down on costs during the 2008 banking crisis, businesses had to slash their wage structure and make employees redundant, but out of the fire emerged a host of remote workers that provided cost-effective solutions to companies. At first the technology was crude, but advances in the last five years means you can hold a meeting with anybody anywhere in real-time and it will feel as though you are both in the same room.
Interactive whiteboards benefit this principle greatly as you can share content with anybody across a range of devices – and the content can be amended, updated or annotated with comments. Although the presenter has complete control of what content they share with delegates, interactive whiteboards give businesses the opportunity to collaborate with clients and colleagues in remote locations.
The innovative technology can also be used at events to attract and engage their audience, either by using whiteboards or even better, collaborative tables. Tables are ideal for large groups to gather around and share ideas and brainstorming or interact with a product just as they can on their tablet.
Using handheld devices with whiteboards
Smarter technology is compatible with a wide range of handheld devices and can be used on iOS, Android and Microsoft platforms. This allows participants to access applications using the familiar Microsoft Office or Mac OX S software and make changes to the documents in real-time. As a result the collaboration experience is more enjoyable, faster and more effective.
Interactive whiteboards and collaborative software offers businesses many potentials and you can get ahead of the competition sooner rather than later by investing in leading technology that will transform your business.