Innovation Drives Us
While ALL In Learning is a new company, the founders have a long history in the education market. Dr. Darrell Ward has 20 years of classroom experience in higher education and is the visionary who started the response pad market or “clicker” revolution at his former company, eInstruction. With the continued integration of projection devices into classrooms, now, more than ever, student response technology that is simple, interactive, equitable, inclusive and safe is needed to engage and stimulate learning opportunities bridging the Learning Gap for ALL students – thus ALL In Learning.
William and his team brought to reality Darrell’s vision of real-time classroom feedback. With almost 20 years of experience building innovative educational products, William is excited to again team with Darrell and Darren to work with educators to provide common sense applications for the classroom.
The ALL In Learning team wants to partner with educators to make this become a reality and help teachers drive lasting progress for all students.
Dr. Darrell Ward
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Darrell Ward is a co-founder of ALL In Learning and a veteran educational technology pioneer, executive and entrepreneur. Darrell founded eInstruction Corporation in 1981 and led its growth to the number 1 company in student response systems in the education market as CEO from 1981 until 2008. Prior to founding eInstruction, Dr. Ward started the Computer Science program at the University of Mississippi, had faculty teaching and research positions at Texas A&M, The University of Texas System, and the University of North Texas. He has had consulting positions with Texas Instruments, the U.S. Civil Service Commission, General Dynamics, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Dr. Ward has two patents pertaining to student assessment, student response pads, and teacher wireless chalkboards. You can read about how Darrell led the student response revolution, and about the genesis of ALL In Learning, in the eBook “Click,” available at this website: www.allinwithdarrell.com
Darrell has a PhD from Texas A&M University, a Master’s Degree from the University of Iowa, both in Computer Science and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Baylor University. His leadership in technology and classroom assessment in the early 2000s pioneered the establishment of the market category of Student Response Systems (SRS). Currently, there are more than 10 million response units nationwide in classroom use and more than 20 different companies selling response units worldwide.
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Prior to founding ALL In Learning, Darren was instrumental in creating and leading eInstruction’s sales team and marketing efforts. He worked at eInstruction for 17 years and led the sales team that propelled eInstruction’s explosive growth. He pioneered eInstruction’s viral marketing approach that generated wide-spread interest in eInstruction’s response pad technology and a fervent following at trade shows around the country. The educational consultants selling team that he led was one of the most successful sales organizations in the education marketplace.He brings that experience, expertise and passion to ALL In Learning.
Darren is married to Amy and is the father of three sons. Darren earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Baylor University.
Chief Operating Officer
William Johnson is a co-founder of ALL In Learning and was part of the senior management team of eInstruction Corporation. As the Chief Technology Officer, he launched groundbreaking educational products such as CyberClass, CPS (The Classroom Performance System), CPS 802.11 wireless response systems, the CPS Chalkboard and REAP – Real-time Evaluation of Academic Progress reporting solution. William led the development of all eInstruction technology from 1996 through 2008.He has a passion for engaging students and a proven ability to forge impactful new innovations, and he is excited about ALL In Learning’s cloud-based platform.
William has a BBA in Finance from the University of North Texas and an MBA from Texas Christian University. He and his wife Shalene have 8 children.
Chief Technology Officer
Jeremy Pope was part of the team that helped build the eInstruction Corporation educational products from 1997 to 2009, including REAP, the Real-time Evaluation of Academic Progress. He brings more than 20 years of experience in technology and software development to the world-class ALL In Learning team, including extensive experience in managing large highly-available and scalable cloud-based infrastructures. Jeremy loves keeping up with the latest trends in web based development and emerging cloud based technologies, and brings that enthusiasm to the product development at ALL In Learning.
Jeremy and his wife Shelly have 4 children and enjoy family activities, fitness and educating their children.
Jeremy received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas.
Chief Products Officer
During 14 years with eInstruction Corporation, John was integral in practically every aspect of software and hardware development and delivery; from designing software and hardware, to coding both desktop and web applications, to leading the daily operations of a world-class software development team.
John enjoys the process of creating groundbreaking solutions, and believes that this team producing these products for educators at this time will have a huge impact on education.
He received his BBA in Business Analysis (Information Systems) from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Texas Christian University. John and his wife Kathy have one daughter and they all enjoy community involvement, travel, cooking and books.