What could be simpler than touching? It's one of our first instincts. So it's not surprising that a touchscreen is the most popular educational interface for all aspects of learningfrom preschool, kindergarten and primary to special educationeliminating the frustration young children often encounter when trying to use a mouse or a keyboard. In fact, the preference for simplicity that touch brings is retained into our adult life as we interact with campus information stations, bookstores, eCommerce solutions, museum exhibits, library systems, and complex situationssuch as aviation simulationthat need to minimize distraction from the task at hand.
An organization's investment in the Internet can quickly pay off when touchmonitors provide training delivery and testing to a student body, community, or corporation. Those responsible for curriculum design can use touch technology to disseminate information in an interactive and engaging way.
Training in today's fast-paced organizations can pose a scheduling dilemma. However, interactive touchmonitors can provide self-service training, on demand. Kiosks equipped with touchmonitors or standalone interactive displays can be placed in areas convenient and conducive to concentration and comfort; trainees can operate at their own pace; and the need for instructors is reduced. Using the Internet as its backbone, the networked kiosk can immediately register results and suggest a reward by displaying a menu to the employee. Human resources personnel have determined that a self-directed multimedia course builds skills faster while also meeting organizational logistics and unforeseen needs.