Learning Technologies Exhibition Olympia: Don't feel like a Donkey
- 26 Jan, 2009
Trainers around the country are starting to buy into the concept of using pocket projectors instead of having to lug around more equipment than a donkey. Now instead of having to carry the projector, power supplies and different cables for each device trainers are beginning to switch to one device that simply fits in your pocket. They are ditching the laptop and projector and having informal training sessions with small groups of users and shooting from the hip...quite literally.
If you're regularly on the road then these types of device can be invaluable, as not only are they easy to set up with only 4 seconds on and off time but it means as a trainer you're 100% certain that you have the content you need at the ready immediately and are not having to rely on the venue for anything, including power or worrying about compatability of devices or even whether or not if the projector you've booked is actually going to turn up so you can start the session on time.
The real advantage for most trainers seems to be that they can use the device on any surface or wall and it's also a great way to enhance people's attention as the device really creates a wow factor and heightens attention spans. Although this will wear off for the longer training sessions it's certainly useful to know you can present your company, brochures, videos, artwork etc just about anywhere to try and get your message across in a different way.
A noticable trend with mini projectors is that with the growth in web books or Netbooks it means trainers can carry around huge volumes of information on a very small laptop yet carry with them a very small projector like the 3M micro projector and project up to 50" so they get the best of both worlds.
Representatives from Personal Projector will be at the Learning Technologies Exhibition, Olympia 28th and 29th January so if you'd like to shed that pack horse feeling contact them on 0845 121 8800 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0845 121 8800 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0845 121 8800 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for a demo.