April 15, 2024

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Discover the Uses of The Interactive Education

Interactive Education is a learning concept comprising of the ICT (information and communication technology) based tools pushing the boundaries of learning and teaching to new heights. The time has come for creating an interactive educational environment in order to prepare students with skills required to succeed in the constantly changing global economy. The key components of the ICT enabled interactive education are the computers, whiteboard, visualisers (also known as Document cameras), projectors, interactive response systems and educational content.

Computers are the prime thing that is used in creating an interactive education environment. Nowadays educators are commonly using a projector, in integration with a laptop or desktop computer, to project the information of computer monitor on to a screen or whiteboard.

Whiteboard are replacing the traditional boards. Educator can perform computer functions with finger or pen using the whiteboard. The whiteboard software allows educator to write, draw and annotate on them just like the traditional one. These annotations can be saved in the computer as an electronic file in various formats such as Picture, power point, PDF, HTML and can be used later for teaching purpose or send to absent student as an email attachment. Teacher uses interactive response systems to poll students by asking questions related to the subject topic and assess the students based on these responses.

This helps teachers to clarify the doubts and misconceptions of students about topic. Visualisers or document cameras display any text, 2D or 3D object on the Whiteboard and pull down screens with the help of projector enabling visual learning.