EinstructioneInstruction is an American educational technology company. It has offices in Denton, Texas; Scottsdale, Arizona; Fort Wright, Kentucky; and Paris, France.
HistoryeInstruction was founded in 1981 by computer science professor Darrell Ward. In 2000, Ward and his team pioneered the use of student response systems in education, with the creation of a hand-held "clicker" system called CPS (Classroom Performance System). In addition to CPS and other interactive classroom technologies, eInstruction works with educators providing professional development and training. eInstruction was purchased] by [https://www.turningtechnologies.com/ Turning Technologies] in 2013.
eInstruction introduced the first wireless student response system designed to help educators engage and involve students using real-time feedback.
In the 1990s, eInstruction sold a radio frequency (RF) response system manufactured by Fleetwood. During the late 1990s, eInstruction began to develop its own student response units (known as "Group Link") that were infrared (IR) instead of RF. At that point, only six student response units could be used concurrently. In 1999–2000, eInstruction modified the IR signal allowing the system to receive up to 32 responses.
eInstruction released The CPS Chalkboard tablet in 2003. In 2003, eInstruction partnered with Fleetwood to build an RF version of the IR student response system for the K–12 marketplace. In 2004, Fleetwood built an RF response system for eInstruction designed specifically for the higher education market.The company was awarded a U.S. patent for its mobile interactive whiteboard in 2005.
In 2006, eInstruction acquired FS Creations, which developed the Examview test bank.
eInstruction acquired Interwrite Learning in 2008, which included GTCO CalComp. GTCO produced tablets with wireless and bluetooth connectivity.
In 2009, eInstruction released:
eInstruction also created the online resource community eI Community, the enterprise-based administrator tool eI Cornerstone Education Suite, and the Insight 360 Formative Instruction System.