Mobile Computing

Live, Interactive Classes Now Available Via Mobile Devices

A new mobile platform now will let educators deliver live, interactive classes to their students via smartphones.

WizIQ representatives say their new WizIQ Live Mobile Learning Platform is a first-of-its kind breakthrough that will allow teachers and students to interact any time anywhere via mobile devices.

The new mobile platform, available now at the App Store for iPhones and later this month at the Google Play store for Androids, will give teachers at every educational level the freedom to schedule live classes and meetings that students can join from any location.

"Educators can now unlock the true potential of mobile learning," said WizIQ Founder and CEO Harman Singh.

At the same time, students can use their smartphones or tablets to access previously recorded classroom sessions, course videos, audio sessions, documents and presentations. On-demand content sharing allows instructors the freedom of "just-in-time" uploading of audio and video recordings regardless of time or location.

While the new platform facilitates real-time communication and collaboration between and among educators and students, it also allows them to stay up to date with notifications about live classes, tests and assignment deadlines.

"After all," Singh added, "people are now accessing more content on mobile devices than anywhere else. Why should education be any different?"

The platform is built on a cloud-based learning management system (LMS), Virtual Classroom, that WizIQ introduced in October and that is designed to facilitate live online interaction between teachers and students on other devices. The Live Mobile Learning Platform being introduced now is an advancement on that development.

Unlike older on-premises LMSes, Virtual Classroom requires no dedicated IT support for set-up, built-in video streaming and the ability of students to share content online.

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Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.

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