Since the introduction of whiteboards, nearly every classroom and corporate classroom has adopted them as a convenient, clean, and cost-effective method of organizing presentations and documenting attendee comments.
This technology offered a significant advancement with small, lightweight projectors that display computer documents that can be viewed and edited during conference calls and classroom discussions. Next came interactive whiteboards that could modify displays and save results in real-time.
Today, modern interactive panels have further enhanced the capabilities for participants to collaborate even more effectively. This is having a significant impact on changing the way we present.
What Can Interactive Panels Do?
Anyone who has utilized touchscreen computer displays or has benefited from the ease of use offered by tablets will appreciate the smooth operation of interactive panels. These panels have the same technological capabilities as tablets and touchscreen laptops.
Interactive Panels (IPs) are immediately familiar to classroom or conference room participants. Their operation is very similar to that provided by tablets and computer touchscreens, including such functions as swiping, drag-and-drop functions, and image manipulation.
6 Ways Interactive Panels Benefit Educators and Students
At all academic levels, IPs can benefit both teachers and students.
IPs provide the technology that allows multiple students to participate in work on the panel in different locations simultaneously. In the classroom, this makes it feasible for several students to actively work on a problem independently of others. This encourages competition and active participation.
2. Sticky Note Technology
This feature allows students to submit thoughts or questions, where the source is known only by the instructor or session leader, from their own devices. Notes can be addressed by the teacher without revealing the source of the question or comment to the audience. This feature speeds the solicitation of questions or other input, without making students self-conscious about asking their questions.
3. Internet Connectivity
With internet connections, teachers can dynamically enhance presentations and illustrate topics for classroom discussions. Planning class activities can be a joint effort by illustrating suggested field trips or demonstrating real-life examples that reinforce course materials such as images or videos of geographic locations.
4. Split Screen Capabilities
Teachers can display multiple students’ work on the display concurrently, allowing the entire class to review and collaborate on content. This not only gives the instructor flexibility on the content displayed but also provides an incentive for students to generate a higher level of work, knowing it may be displayed in front of the entire class.
Share work and projects with students in other schools, other states, and even other countries with the technology of the interactive panels coupled with the power of the internet.
6. Fun Learning
IPs can be fun for students, as well.
● Start the class each day with the list of students on the panel. As students enter the classroom, their first action is to swipe their name to the “present” column. The attendance roll call was never so quick and easy.
● Make the IP available between sessions for educational games and puzzles.
With these features, interactive panels in the classroom are revolutionizing both the teaching and learning experience.
4 Ways Interactive Panels Benefit the Conference Room
Business conference rooms certainly benefit from the implementation of interactive panels.
1. Real-Time Interaction
Collaboration is key for many corporate departments. IPs offer real-time interaction enhanced with high-quality video, smooth operation, and ease of use that ensures attendees’ time is used effectively. With multiple participants able to update content simultaneously, everyone can remain engaged in the presentation. Work gets done faster and more efficiently.
Today’s mobile workforce can participate in live meetings not only for viewing presentations but to actively provide input through the interactive panel from their own devices. This improves the effectiveness of the meeting and provides management with a broader concept of teamwork.
2. Easy to Use
Flexibility is a key advantage for the corporate use of interactive panels. No special connectivity or hardware is required for attendees to view or actively participate in presentations. Any employees with a laptop, Android, or iOS device can attend and contribute to the conference.
Inclusion is a key motivational factor for employees. Providing access to interactive meetings allows remote employees and multiple departments to share information and opinions easily. This fosters a feeling of appreciation for employees who may not be included in typical meetings or conference calls.
3. Reduces Costs
Save money on travel for important meetings by facilitating presentations via interactive panel technology.
4. Fast Connectivity
Interactive panels are platform-independent so that users of any operating system – Windows, Mac, Android, or iOS can participate without any complex technology requirements.
IT teams appreciate the lack of resources required to install and operate interactive panels. They can be set up and ready for productive use very quickly. Security is assured through the use of AES-256 encryption.
DSI – Providing Productivity with Interactive Panels
Document Solutions, Inc. (DSI) provides academic institutions, healthcare providers, and business clients with high-performance interactive panels from OneScreen. OneScreen offers industry-leading panels that support complete collaboration with voice, video, and data sharing, remote management, and much more. Platform compatibility and ease of use are key benefits of utilizing OneScreen interactive panels in your classroom or business environment.
Contact DSI for details on how the technology of interactive panels can benefit your classroom or business presentations.