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      Dan Winkler

      Dan Winkler, Chief Technology Officer, Mimio
      Dan was named chief technology officer of Mimio in 2013. He is a member of Mimio’s leadership team and has been driving the software and technology direction of the company since it entered the education market in 2003. With 14 of years of experience designing technologies and products, Dan continues to promote classroom collaboration and learning by exploring innovative ways to connect teachers and students.

      Dan was one of Mimio’s first software engineers and has been a champion of innovation at the company. As CTO, Dan drives technology strategy and leads the engineering teams to ensure the continued delivery of innovative products. Dan has instilled a participatory and energetic engineering culture at Mimio, providing opportunities for junior team members to become experts in new technology, own exciting projects, and create products of the highest quality.

      In his 12 years with Mimio, Dan has been involved in all facets of the development process, including product research, competitive reviews, user studies, software architecture, technical documentation, user experience and interface design, information technology and management. In his previous position as the senior manager of Mimio’s software division, he led a group of 28 highly talented software developers, delivering everything from individualized learning software to whole classroom learning solutions.

      A graduate of Northeastern University, Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He also proudly served for six years as a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard.

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      Overcoming the Technical Challenges of Mobile Devices in Your Classroom

      Posted by Dan Winkler on Mon, Oct 28, 2013

      Dan Winkler, Mimio Chief Technology Officer

      When it comes to using mobile devices in the classroom, we’ve found there are many common concerns among teachers. Everyone recognizes the great potential of the technology for bringing learning to a more personal level and for getting students engaged by using devices they already know well. But most teachers worry about overcoming the technical challenges of mobile devices in the classroom. We believe that our latest release of the MimioMobile™ app addresses the key challenges, as explained below.

      How difficult is it to set up and implement mobile devices in my classroom?
      One of our main goals when creating the MimioMobile app was to find a way to easily integrate the student and teacher mobile software experiences into the daily workflow of our other interactive classroom technologies.  Our QR Connect process connects student and teacher devices to the MimioStudio™ software with a simple point-and-click. You scan a QR code with the teacher or student mobile device, and you’re up and running. By spending time on details like these, we reduce the technical barriers so that
      teachers can focus on teaching.

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      Topics: Classroom Technology, MimioMobile, MimioStudio, Technical Challenges, Mobile Devices, Educational Apps


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