In September, I wrote a post about new collaborative technology from Crestron. We installed AirMedia in our library, and we are now looking at AirTame as a possible next generation version of collaborative technology.
It works on all mobile devices. AirMedia does this too, but the tablet features have been less than ideal. Airtame was able to raise more money than expected and is currently working to scale its production.
My university is also considering how collaborative technologies can be used in the classroom. This type of technology will allow for enhanced group work, enhanced presentations, and the instructor being able to move around the classroom to work with different students instead of being tied to the front of the classroom.
As technology continues to move toward mobile and wearable, the ability to show a group what is on a small screen will become more important in both education and the business world.
How is your library using collaborative technology?
How can libraries support new communication methods using collaborative technology?