Don’t put your device away! Using Mobile Devices for Active Learning

  • 16 Nov 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Florida SouthWestern State College Building AA, Room 168 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919


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Session Description

Have you ever asked yourself the following questions during a workshop or presentation?

  • Are they getting it?
  • Do they have questions?
  • Are they paying attention?
  • How do I get them to participate?
  • Why won’t they stop texting?

It’s about time we start asking our participants to take out their smartphones and tablets during our sessions! At this learning event, you will be introduced to websites and mobile tools that can be used to enhance the learning process during your training sessions. We will demonstrate how these tools can help you to solicit feedback, facilitate interaction, encourage participation, and assess learning immediately.

During this session, participants will,

  • Engage in activities using their devices.
  • Examine the types of data collection options and reports available.
  • Discuss the benefits and challenges to using mobile devices for ongoing assessment.
  • Brainstorm several ways to incorporate mobile devices into their workshops or lessons.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Participants are encouraged to bring mobile devices (smartphone, tablet, or laptop) to the event so they can participate in the interactive demonstrations.

This session will take place in the AA-building on the FSW Lee Campus in room AA-168. 

Facilitator: Melissa Rizzuto

Melissa Rizzuto is currently the Director of Professional Development and Training for Florida SouthWestern State College. She earned her bachelor's degree in Telecommunications and Mass Media from Temple University and her master's degree in Communications from Florida State University. She completed her doctorate in Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Technology from the University of Florida.

Melissa has over ten years of experience in the field of training and development. She has worked in corporate training departments for Comcast Spotlight and Vanguard and then as an instructional designer for the School of Education at Drexel University. She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Florida chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and is a Power member of the organization. She is also a certified MBTI® Practitioner.

If you have any questions about this learning event or how to register please contact Christine Davlin, President, ATD Southwest Florida Chapter at

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