701 Getting Started with Mobile Implementation

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Thursday, June 9



Classroom clickers, or student response systems, have become high-demand classroom tools in schools, universities, and training programs across the country. St. John Ambulance has several very traditional in-class public courses that needed more whole-class engagement through mobile technology. The company couldn’t afford $100,000 to equip 26 branches with hard-wired clickers but instead sought to boost knowledge of the material, student engagement, and instructor comfort with a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) solution.

In this case study session, you will learn how to select and implement mobile polling using a BYOD solution for public courses open to students from all walks of life. You’ll chart a path from concept to implementation, including finding a service, creating materials, training instructors, getting student buy-in, implementing in class, getting feedback, and reacting to feedback. Additionally, you will learn about the challenges St. John faced with a BYOD solution, such as training instructors and gaining their buy-in.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About benefits and challenges of the BYOD solution
  • How to integrate a polling app into the classroom
  • How to implement BYOD in public courses
  • About gaining instructor buy-in
  • About training instructors
  • About measuring the success of the BYOD solution

Novice and intermediate designers and project managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Polling applications.

Keith Tyler

Senior Training Specialist

St. John Ambulance

Keith Tyler is a training development manager for St. John Ambulance. Having completed his first first-aid course at age 10, he has been practicing, teaching, and designing courses in various roles ever since—one day he hopes to get it right. An alumnus of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), Keith has taken his passion for pre-hospital care and applied it to education by completing a specialization certificate in virtual learning. He is a recognized subject matter expert who has created and contributed to several nationally recognized courses.

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