Interactive Technology

While interactive whiteboards are becoming increasingly popular all across the UK – and the trend is catching up in the States too – many people still aren’t quite sure what these products exactly are. A proper training session will definitely help people to understand the importance and usage of the IWBs. Moreover is it feasible to make interactive whiteboard a feasible option in teaching methods. Interactive whiteboard has lots more to understand and be aware of which is behind the scenes.Interactive technology makes use of the several types of sensing technology to track interaction on the screen surface, i.e. resistive, electromagnetic, infrared, optical, laser, ultra sonic and camera based or optical.• Resistive – resistive touch screens are composed of two flexible sheets which coated with a resistive material and separated by micro thin air gap. When contacted, two sheets are pressed together and precise location of touch is identified. This technology is effective with finger, pointing device, a stylus.• Electromagnetic – this whiteboard features an array of wires embedded behind the board surface which interacts with a coil in the stylus tip to determine the coordinates.• Capacitive – just like the electromagnetic type, the capacitive works with an array of wires behind the board.• Optical – this technology comprised of laser light curtain, camera pen, Wii remote board and infrared light curtain.Interactive whiteboards have issues similar to regular whiteboard. Use of regular dry erase markers can create problems on whiteboard surfaces. Punctures and dents and other damage to surface are a risk.