There’s no doubt that education is evolving alongside new tech, bringing exciting new methods into the classroom, and interactive technology is right at the forefront of learning, with touch screens that empower the learner.
The transition from passive to active learning is powered by touch screen technology, which enables collaborative learning. With features like file sharing and cloud storage, students can access data in real time.
Interactive Touch Screen Technology
If you take a look at the latest interactive touch screen presentation software, you have the ability to do the following:
- Transform any flat surface to be touch screen.
- Calibrate the device easily.
- The device is compatible with all operating systems.
- Supports devices such as mouse and other pointing devices.
Using a single sensor, you can create a 30 square metre surface area that is touch enabled and what’s more, this can be achieved using any flat surface. This is great for presentations in the field or the classroom. With a Graphics User Interface (GUI), configuring the screen is a simple task that anyone can do.
Imagine if you will, a group of engineering students who are scattered across the country and the teacher is remotely located, it is now possible for all to collaborate on projects using the Internet as a platform. The ability to communicate with video conference software is really a game-changer and during the current global pandemic, virtual classes are being used all over the world. There are many ways that we can interact digitally and thanks to COVID-19, distance learning has become the norm for millions of students globally, with audio and video platforms such as Zoom and Skype that empower classes to interact much like they would if they were in the same room.
Portable Presentation Systems
Gone are the days when you needed a screen and expensive projector to show a presentation, and with portable solutions, you can project your slides onto the wall or any flat background. This is ideal when students are in the field and each group can create and show the results of their research, then everyone gets to learn.
The Internet of Things (IoT)
The IoT will be powered by 5G satellites in low orbit that fire down microwaves at the surface and with 10x data speeds when compared to Broadband, the IoT will be a platform for every single digital device we have. The impact this will have on interaction will be huge, allowing people and machines to communicate in a variety of ways, with smart technology changing the way we live our lives.
If you would like to create an interactive virtual learning environment, there are some great digital devices that can enhance collaborative learning, both in the classroom and virtually. This will result in better learning and that will empower the next generation in so many ways and as new and innovative technology emerges, we can enjoy the benefits as we move into a digital world.