The benefits of interactive touch displays are believed to promote motor skills and boost the visual digital learning experience (Estefania et al, 2018). But how far our information technology preparedness speaks for it when the COVID-19 pandemic hit us without warning?
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Information and communications technology (ICT) evolves so fast. Some sectors in our society are begging to catch it up worried to be left behind. The COVID-19 pandemic exposes us all. It shows our embarrassing pedigree. Despite the education system we have had, still we were caught off guard almost devastated in terms of ICT intelligence and preparedness.
This new normal of education heads us to embrace the technologically-advanced environment to help the system continue functioning. Interactive touch displays benefits help students and teachers increase their motivation and learning.
Benefits of Interactive Touch Displays
Boosts Learning Process Management
Interactive touch displays benefits range from effective collaboration to interactive engagement with students. The technology provides an avenue to work and engage with various learning approaches. It also shares content and work experiences easily and instantly.
Learning modules and game software applications are some of the benefits of interactive touch displays to bank on. These interactive applications help students facilitate the learning process. They can also be installed demonstrations or activity procedures that match the learning capability of both students and teachers.
Students and teachers could easily search and pull information from the Internet. They can make creative ways or do experimentation that enhances their creativity and active learning approaches.
Improves Learning and Provides Effective Feedback
Heritage et al (2009) found that teachers are far good at concluding about their students’ understanding. But the “weakest link” is the use of feedback.
Giving feedback provides a more conducive learning process especially when used effectively. Doing so would provide greater learning experiences making students learn more and quickly.
By introducing the use of interactive touch display in the learning process, giving feedback would become easy, on-time, and effective. Interactive devices can be installed for problem-solving exercises and provide feedback instantly as necessary. It also demonstrates to students the step-by-step process in solving problems making them understand the subject well.
By using interactive touch displays, students and teachers would be able to research. They can also draw diagrams and discuss the subject with them easily—providing timely feedback on students’ understanding of the subjects.
Interactive touch display also provide text-to-speech software to facilitate students in their learning process effectively. As versatile as it is, it reinforces student learning in visual and abstract information. It helps them achieve the optimum level of learning potentials.
Promotes Critical Thinking Skills
Critical thinking skills are such must-have skills for students. They must be able to learn it to stay abreast with the competitiveness the world can offer.
Interactive touch displays benefits help students develop their critical life skills—problem-solving and critical thinking. These skills will make them get more competitive. These learning devices enable the learning process of connectedness in developing knowledge.
McKinsey Global Institute’s report shows an impressive analysis. It analyzes the number and types of jobs created and lost to automation through 2030. It does so much impact on the global workforce.
By infusing technology in the learning approaches, it helps students understand well. Interactive touch displays benefits in the learning process, help students acquire and develop social-emotional learning competencies. This core competency is useful in decision-making.
Interactive Touch Displays Benefits Include Fun and Easy
Interactive touch displays are, indeed, fun. These devices easily capture attention and boost learning engagement.
With detailed instructions, teachers and students would be able to easily navigate the dynamic displays of the technology. As touch-screen kiosks in fast-food restaurants and public services are getting conspicuous, they provide a sense of familiarity and easiness.
Both teachers and students will find interactive touch displays fun, easy, and effective in optimizing their learning experiences. ▲
Regel Javines is a former editor-in-chief of an official student publication in a state university. He has been blogging since 2011 writing news and opinion on various social issues; a stringer for already defunct Yahoo! Contributor Network and Allvoices.com. He is also a former content editor and proofreader for various book publishing companies and spent a short stint in The Manila Times as a Deskman for national and foreign business news. [See all his articles…]