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NeXT I TECH POD

Congressional Ballroom AA

The following POD presentations will be taking place during the NeXT I session:

Tech POD #1
Ann DeMarle & Sarah Jerger
Champlain College's Emergent Media Center: Practical applications of VR for associations

Tech POD #2
Going Live: Real-Time Storytelling for Association Executives with Liz Rock, AICPA

Tech POD #3
Enforme Interactive

Tech POD #4: Higher Learning Technologies (HLT) demonstrates the ASE Mobile Recertification app, a mobile recertification app, built in conjunction with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Presented by: Richard Lineback, V.P. Strategic Partnerships and Emily Whitters, Marketing Communications Manager, HLT

HLT is an industry-leading mobile learning company.  Founded in 2012 by Alec Whitters, at that time a dental student at the University of Iowa, the company’s flagship offerings focused on exam preparation for the nursing licensure exam and the dental boards.  Today, More than 80% of dental and nursing students use HT products.  The company now has 100 market-leading apps on the market, which have been downloaded by more than 10 million loyal users.  In addition to developing its own educational content, HLT also partners with industry-leading educational publishers and Government organizations to deploy and support educational content.  HLT is working with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, Toyota, and NAPA Auto on a large-scale pilot program for the mobile re-certification of automotive technicians.

What defines this as an Innovation? 
The utilization of mobile app technology and social media to support longitudinal assessment for maintenance of certification.

How is it being used? 
The app is used to supplement ASE's current re-certification process that requires members to go to a physical testing center every five years for re-certification. The app allows users to maintain their certifications and engage with fellow technicians. ASE is able to better monitor and engage with technicians, while fostering continuous learning of advancing technologies.