Increasing adoption of technology in learning has called in for many tech gadgets being used in the classrooms for learning purposes. Of all these gadgets none has had a profound effect if not the electronic whiteboard. This electronic device has attributes which makes it highly suitable for diverse learning environments – small & large students number and even for long distance learning. Many teachers and students who have engaged through this learning tool are usually satisfied by the outcome of any given learning experience. Perhaps this is an indication that this tool has a lot to offer when it comes to creating an academic setting which favors easy transfer of knowledge.
Many Learning Styles in One Platform
An electronic whiteboard does accommodate many learning styles into one platform. The combined use of visual and audio techniques implies that learners who fall into either grouping can find it very easy to grasp any given learning objective which is being passed. In addition, students do find an electronic board to very interesting and as a result many are able to positively respond during any learning session. This is made possible as the use of graphics (colors, audio and visuals) creates a learning environment where the students’ minds are actively engaged. The outcome is that the concentration levels during any learning session are greatly increased.
Possible to Engage Other Learning Peripherals for Positive Outcome
At times tutors might find it very necessary to incorporate other peripherals for a highly effective learning outcome. The electronic whiteboard can be connected to other computers, video cameras and USB storage devices as well. This is very beneficial especially in instances like group meetings where individuals would like to contribute to the overall presentation by introducing in other information which might be of great help.
Many tutors do find it overwhelmingly challenging to convey important learning aspects like critical thinking. This is usually the case as this form of learning does require heavy use of imagery, videos and other descriptive aspects. An electronic board does overcome all this challenges by offering mind tools which encourages constructive learning by bridging in the gap which exists in the conventional chalkboards.
Easy to Organize Information & Also Less Costly in the Long Run
Chalkboards have been in our classrooms for years. However their limitations are that the resulting chalk dust and other byproducts do make it very difficult for teachers to effectively communicate with the students. Meanwhile an electronic whiteboard is favored because it is very clean and besides this it is very attractive. Conveying of information through this learning tool is also very easy as teachers are only required to employ gestures using the stylus pen or the mouse and any erasing or additional correction can be electronically done.
It can be argued that acquisition of electronic white boards may be a costly undertaking. Again we cannot ignore the massive learning benefits that this learning tool does offer. For instance in a situation where learners are required to have access to computers for learning purposes; a single electronic whiteboard can perfectly work for a large group of learners.