Live, Interactive Classes Now Available Via Mobile Devices
A new mobile platform now will let educators deliver
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
students to interact any time anywhere via mobile devices.
The new mobile platform, available now at the App
iPhones and later this month at the Google Play store for Androids, will
teachers at every educational level the freedom to schedule live classes
meetings that students can join from any location.
"Educators can now unlock the true potential of
learning," said WizIQ Founder and CEO Harman Singh.
At the same time, students can use their smartphones
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
collaboration between and among educators and students, it also allows
them to stay
up to date with notifications about live classes, tests and assignment
"After all," Singh added, "people are now accessing
content on mobile devices than anywhere else. Why should education be
The platform is built on a cloud-based learning
system (LMS), Virtual
Classroom, that WizIQ introduced in October and that is designed to
facilitate live online interaction between teachers and students on
devices. The Live Mobile Learning Platform being introduced now is an
advancement on that development.
Unlike older on-premises LMSes, Virtual Classroom
dedicated IT support for set-up, built-in video streaming and the
ability of students
to share content online.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.