Interactive Whiteboards

An interactive whiteboard (IWB) also commonly known as Interactive board or Smart Whiteboards is a large interactive display in the form factor of a whiteboard. It can either be a standalone touchscreen computer used independently to perform tasks and operations, or a connectable apparatus used as a touchpad to control computers from a projector. They are used in a variety of settings, including classrooms at all levels of education, in corporate board rooms and work groups, in training rooms for professional sports coaching, in broadcasting studios, and others. An interactive whiteboard or LCD is a computer driven device, allowing users to access and manipulate electronic files by means of a projector (only for whiteboards) and the board’s surface. The interactive whiteboard or LCD will be connected to a computer, and the computer then connected to a projector. For the system to operate properly, all three items must be present. The board serves a variety of functions, and is capable of many different things. First and foremost, would be the creation of interactivity with your computer files. The first interactive whiteboards were designed and manufactured for use in the office. They were developed by PARC around 1990. This board was used in small group meetings and round-tables.