Teaching pedagogy 1) No more copying notes from the class topper
Note taking is tough. There is always the challenge of what is useful and what is not. In addition to showing presentations and information via an interactive projector, “File Sharing” makes it possible to share notes digitally at the end of the lesson — and when students know you’ve got the broader note-taking covered, they can focus more on listening, and only writing down things that are specifically useful to them. Today's students are able to appreciate this form of ‘efficient’ note-taking. Where such ‘file sharing’ feature does not exist, interactive features in the projector excite students to take better notes. 2) Interactive projection systems boost engagement
Interactive projection systems add another lever to the teaching learning process. While wall projection is preferred, lately tabletop projection is also making its presence felt.
A research paper
published by the Department of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego indicates that presenting materials on a tabletop display encourages students to attempt problems on their own before looking at answer keys and allows easy assignment repetition. Study results also suggest that even a minimalistic tabletop application can benefit educational activities in a University context, where there is an emphasis on collaborative learning.
Demonstrations given using the tabletop projection method are a good way of keeping all the students engaged. By doing so, everyone gets an equal and clear view of what the teacher is doing on the desk, and encourages them to pay attention. 3) A range of digital mediums
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Using interactive projectors can increase student engagement by allowing them to collectively participate in presentations, games, video content and other group activities all in one session. The different elements of a lesson can be prepared in advance and accessed by simply plugging in a USB directly into the projector.
Moreover, blended learning and BYOD is much easier with a projector. This allows for visual demonstrations of new concepts and also lets students access the information for independent study since it can be made available online. For example, for medical students, 3D visualisation of the human body is much easier to understand through visuals on the screen rather than seeing it on a 2D textbook. It also saves the teacher's time, as it doesn't require them to write everything on the chalkboard like drawing complex diagrams and circuits.