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Thursday, August 28, 2008

WiZiQ

WiZiQ is a great new virtual classroom tool that you can use to host online learning sessions. You can upload files such as PDFs and Power Point presentations to share or search through their growing library of presentations to use and share with others. You can host private (or public) sessions in a virtual classroom complete with an online whiteboard and audio/video chat capabilities. They have a calendar feature so that you can schedule sessions with specific users, send out invitations and even reminders about upcoming sessions. Each session is recorded and saved so you can always refer back to it when necessary. You can even earn money as a teacher by hosting sessions and teaching different topics. I plan to try this out with an online class I'm teaching this fall so I'll let you know what I think of it once I get to use it more extensively.

2 comments:

Vikrama Dhiman said...

Did you get a chance to try wiziq out? Please let me know your thoughts once you do.

Stein Brunvand said...

I haven't had a chance to test WiZiQ out yet. One limitation I see with this tool is that it doesn't appear that you can share your screen with students and that is something I would want to be able to do.