Service Reminds Students of Upcoming Classes via Text Messages to Mobile Phones
RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwire - April 8, 2008
, an online learning platform for educators and students, has added a SMS feature to its virtual classroom service
, a free alternative to expensive conferencing tools selling as online teaching software. WizIQ's virtual classroom allows educators to interact live with students via the Internet. Educators also can incorporate video, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and PDF files into the virtual classroom.
"The new SMS service sends a text message to a registered student one hour before a public session to remind him or her of an upcoming class," said Harman Singh, chief executive officer, WizIQ. "Given our worldwide base of educators and students, the service works on mobile phone networks in any country so bridging time and geographic differences no longer is a barrier to learning. Also, cell phones are increasingly becoming the main form of communication as the world becomes more mobile."
The new SMS service is another feature in WizIQ's growing online product offering. In January, WizIQ launched a free virtual classroom module with Moodle, an online classroom software. The module makes it possible for teachers to schedule and launch free virtual classroom sessions on WizIQ from Moodle. Moodle has 16 million users and more than 1.7 million courses.
Singh said a growing number of educators are using platforms, such as WizIQ, to market their experiences and generate additional revenue through online tutoring.
WizIQ is an online learning and teaching platform that connects educators and students through its virtual classroom technology. WizIQ brings all the functions of Web 2.0 to the online education world. Harman Singh and Harbir Khurana, who also have been involved in e-learning through authorGEN Technologies, founded WizIQ in 2002. Several leading online entrepreneurs, including Educomp, India's largest education technology company, back WizIQ.