BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to the Classroom (2013)

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The recent movement towards BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has gained rapid traction in higher education as more institutions realize how powerful students’ smart devices can be for facilitating learning when used effectively in class. Via Response is a cloud-based student response platform that enables instructors to conduct assessments, attendance, and live chats using students’ devices. Via Response works in the largest hybrid classrooms.

Best of all, students no longer need to purchase clickers, and instructors no longer have to install software, manage clicker IDs or manage student data on thumb drives or computers (FERPA compliance concern). All student responses, question banks and grade book data are securely stored in the cloud. Come learn how easy it is to jump into the BYOD generation.

Derrick Meer
Derrick has deep domain experience in leveraging mobile and cloud-based technologies in higher education. Before co-founding Via Response in 2010, Derrick was the Vice President of Corporate Development for H-ITT, a student assessment device company deployed globally in hundreds of higher educational institutions. Derrick has also served as a Mobility Practice Manager for Sprint providing complex mobile and application delivery for companies like AAA and CSX – experiences that are proving critical for Via’s understanding of mobile device networks and application platforms. Derrick was formerly the COO of HPC, where he doubled purchasing volume in 24 months to $600 million with a successful exit to the largest buying group in the space. He also controlled a multi-million marketing and promotion budget as Marketing Director for SEMCO, the largest medical tradeshow management company in the country.

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