The introduction of interactive white boards, and SMART boards in particular, to the training room has turned training sessions on their heads, making training more dynamic, more interactive and more effective. Here are five of the biggest advantages of SMART boards in a training room.
SMART boards make training more interactive. One of the biggest advantages of SMART boards is that you can pull up existing documents, spreadsheets and charts and annotate them on the fly. This means that training becomes far more interactive – rather than having people complete exercises on their own, you can involve the whole group in the activities.
Dynamic training opportunities. Another advantage of SMART boards in a training room is that the training itself can be much more dynamic. Rather than having a presenter at the front of the room who ploughs through endless PowerPoint slides, training can be collaborative and interactive. Material can be changed and manipulated during the session, and a far greater range of training materials can be used, including documents, web pages and multimedia presentations.
Information can be shared in real time. SMART boards mean that you don’t even have to be in the training room to take part in the training. By combining a SMART board with a conferencing solution trainees can join in the session wherever they are in the world. This makes it ideal for training sessions across departments and regional/national/global offices or with remote or home workers.
Everyone gets a digital copy of the session. One of the problems with using flipcharts or old fashioned black- or whiteboards is that once you’ve wiped the board clean that’s it, there’s no record of the notes. This results in training participants spending much of the meeting making their own notes – which means they are not fully focussing on the trainer and not concentrating on the session. SMART boards let you save all the notes, including any annotations to documents, and send a digital copy to everyone, so no one has to waste time scrawling away during the training.
Training sessions can be recorded. The SMART Software lets you video record the entire training session This means you can archive it for future use; let people who couldn’t attend the session catch up on what they missed; or share it with the world at large.
If you would like a free demonstration of a SMART board to find out for yourself how it could enhance your training room, contact us today.