iBeacons: Facilitating Delivery of Context-Specific Resources on Mobile Devices

Wednesday, March 29 | 1:30PM–2:10PM | Ballroom DE
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
In today's education landscape, mobile devices serve as powerful tools for content distribution and consumption. However, with a vast amount of digital content available to learners, it can be difficult to quickly navigate to the appropriate resources. iBeacon technology offers a solution for curated content distribution. iBeacons are small, low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 transmitters that can sense proximity and location. They transmit unique IDs that trigger an outcome on mobile devices. Along with iPad minis provided to medical students and residents at NYU Langone Medical Center, iBeacons offer a tremendous opportunity to direct learners to resources in a context-sensitive way.

Outcomes: Learn about iBeacons technology * Summarize lessons learned from pilot programs at the NYU School of Medicine * Plan for application of this technology and approach within your own educational setting


  • Jake Sippel

    Educational Technology Analyst, New York University