Client looked for a standardized supplier of interactive white boards on a five and half year contract that would provide streamlined support, maintenance, shipping, training, and overall coordination with key stakeholder groups for a large scale implementation.
Sharp's Audio Visual Solution
Sharp's Audio Visual customized a training role out jointly with SMART Technologies that included: end user, seminar based training, teacher's convention based training and technical training to key stakeholder groups.
Special inventory considerations for SMART Interactive whiteboards and accessories were made available for quick turn around.
Sharp's Audio Visual and SMART Technologies participate in a Calgary Board of Education Steering Committee to maintain current success with the product and develop future strategic initiatives and procedures to improve adoption and expose more students to these valuable teaching tools.
Sharp's Audio Visual Solution (Continued)
SMART Technologies through Sharp's Audio Visual and the Calgary Board of Education have partnered to beta test new hardware and software products for the C.B.E. to provide feedback and improve products before they go to market and are used by C.B.E. and other end-users.
A high technology mobile classroom is under development that will expose more educators to new teaching tools and strategies to learn how they can facilitate learning.
Integrated Learning Services has developed an on line presence to provide end-user community and training. Part of which has identified internal experts in particular disciplines. Sharp's Audio Visual has presented an average of 3 plus product knowledge and in-service sessions a week since the contract was ratified. Many schools either already have or are now considering multiple or complete SMART Board implementation across their school.