Interactive whiteboards in detail

What are the benefits?

Because interactive whiteboards are so like conventional whiteboards, they can help
even technophobic teachers to use this medium with ease for presentations from
the front of the room.

  • They help in broadening the use of e-learning because they rapidly demonstrate the potential of alternative modes of delivery
  • They make it easy for teachers to enhance presentation content by easily integrating a wide range of material into a lesson, such as a picture from the internet, a graph from a spreadsheet or text from a Microsoft Word file, in addition to student and teacher annotations on these objects
  • They allow teachers to create easily and rapidly customised learning objects from a range of existing content and to adapt it to the needs of the class in real time
  • They allow learners to absorb information more easily
  • They allow learners to participate in group discussions by freeing them from note-taking
  • They allow learners to work collaboratively around a shared task or work area
  • When fully integrated into a VLE (virtual learning environment) and learning object repository there is potential for widespread sharing of resources
  • When used for interactive testing of understanding for the entire class, they can rapidly provide learner feedback
  • Interactive whiteboards present educational resources in a highly interactive way and are suitable for whole class and small group settings. They allow pupils to engage and interact with the technology to become active participants in learning.
  • Pupils with special needs can particularly benefit from the presentation of multimedia content on a large screen as it can aid in both information processing and retention