Growth of the Global Interactive Whiteboard Market: Statistics and Analysis

Posted: May 29th, 2015

An Interactive Whiteboard is a very flexible display system where the interactive design has been optimized to provide enhanced user experience. This device usually projects images that are stored in the computer and gives more control to the user to manage the onscreen activities with their fingers, stylus or a pen. It also enables the user to create files of different formats like PDFs, PPT and HTML images that can be easily added to a presentation for a corporate seminar, or can be integrated into mails and even displayed on websites.

Interactive Whiteboard Enhances User Experience

What started out as an initiative to help teachers to deliver their content in the classroom in a fluid, systematic manner, has now become an absolute technological necessity in the Government and Private Corporate sectors. The reason for this is quite understandable. The Interactive Whiteboard enables the presenter (whether at a classroom or a boardroom) to experiment with different alternative modes and make any topic more interesting with graphical images of statistics and data. Technavio created a report called The Global Interactive Whiteboard Market 2014- 2018, which outlines that the revenue of this technological system will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 15.95% by the year 2018. This report basically investigates the use of this product in three main levels: the Government sector, the Private sector and the Education sector.

The British Education Suppliers Association reported that in the year 2004, 26% of primary schools used interactive boards in the classroom. And now at least 73% of schools in the UK have at least one interactive whiteboard. In the US, it has been reported that 557,000 interactive whiteboards had been shipped to different schools in 2008. The convenience of spreading education through modern technology, the commencement of different government initiatives and the technological boom in developing economies like India and China have fuelled the popularity of interactive whiteboards.

Research proves that interactive whiteboards lead to significant gains in different sectors, by mediating interactivity and fostering participation. Technological assistance is a prime factor in achieving progress, and the use of interactive whiteboards is expected to become even more significantly popular in days to come.

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