Rebecca-Marie Smart is a freelance education-technologist with experience working within both state and private education sectors spanning from the USA to Australia. Having worked closely with the DfE, Rebecca-Marie led development of software standards and procurement frameworks for UK education; she now pioneers innovation through her involvement providing strategic consultation to businesses that implement cutting-edge education solutions. Rebecca boasts a wealth of hands-on experience delivering edtech expertise to the entire education arena from K12 through to HE and FE. In her spare time, Rebecca-Marie supports charity through fundraising activity, she is a qualified yachtmaster, author and keen horsewoman.
After the anticipated arrival of beacons into the (almost) mainstream the education world has a genuine opportunity to consider how in our modern age we can benefit from proximity-enabled learning solutions. Recent technical advances claim to give us the opportunity to enhance learning and collaboration, through on target content distribution that supports students by providing content that can enhance their learning journey through triggers, based on time, location and the students profile.