Tuesday, October 25, 2005
The electronic chalkboard combines all the advantages of a traditional chalkboard with the functionality of a modern distance education tool. The lecturer writes on the electronic board, seamlessly integrating pictures and interactive programs from the web. Both can be loaded directly from the harddisk or the Internet. E-Chalk also includes algebraic formula manipulation, together with function plotting via handwriting recognition. The lecture can be followed at the lecture room or remotely through the web. Only a browser is needed to receive the audio, video, and the board image. All lectures are stored on a server for viewing on demand. E-Chalk also generates a printable version of the board (PDF) so that students do not have to copy the board content any more.