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Our speed of communication has improved dramatically and I can ensure important messages are displayed across both buildings on the site almost instantaneously. It means that we can have our briefings by data conferencing, which adds to the flow of inteligence.
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Using technology for collaborative training

Traditional training is often a one way process, with a presenter at the front of the training room and students taught through a variety of static materials, such as PowerPoint slideshows and flipcharts. When you integrate the latest communication technology into the training room you open up a world of opportunities for more collaborative training, where both delegates and trainers can contribute to the session. Here are some tips on using technology for collaborative training.

Using technology for collaborative training - video conferencingConnect with trainees and trainers wherever they are located
By using video conferencing you can open up the training room to people regardless of where they are based. This means you’re no longer limited to training locally and can extend your services globally. You can also benefit by including a wider range of delegates in your session, working alongside other trainers or enabling companies to train teams based in different locations at the same time, leading to a more comprehensive and collaborative training experience.

Use any documents, programmes, content or material
Using SMART Boards – one of the top brands of interactive white boards – you can give users in the room access to a range of materials that they can write over, annotate, manipulate and highlight. You can open up a Word document, spreadsheet, video, image or website and let trainees write their own comments on it and save it for later reference. You can even use document cameras to view 3D objects on the SMART Board.

Using technology for collaborative trainingMultiple users, multiple note takers
With SMART Boards you’re not restricted to having one presenter at the front of the training room. The latest SMART Boards have the ability to detect two separate users so two people can write on the board or manipulate objects simultaneously. Delegates can also use their own laptops or tablet devices to view and write on the screen in real time, giving everyone the chance to participate. You can also use SMART Boards to extend the training outside the classroom, as remote users can log into the session, again using their own computers or tablets, interactive monitors or mobile Podium devices using the SMART Bridgit software.

By using technology for collaborative training you move away from the old methods of training and introduce the opportunity for more collaboration and team work.

To discuss how technology can benefit your training room call us today on 0118 336 0010 and speak to one of our experts. We would love to talk you through the wide range of options available for encouraging more collaborative training, and we can even arrange a free demonstration.

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