Find Students and Grow an Empire, Even if Your Subject Matter is Esoteric: Dr. Nancy Did
Nancy Zingrone teaches an obscure subject with a limited student base. She needed to find more students who were interested in her topic and eager to study with her.
The WizIQ Online Classroom
With WizIQ, teachers are no longer limited by geography. A teacher can draw learners from anywhere in the world. WizIQ can even help with recruitment and marketing! Nancy has been able to attract plenty of engaged students and create a thriving educational community.
Dr. Nancy Zingrone is a teacher with a mission. She is dedicated to sharing her absolute enthusiasm for psychology with anyone who is willing to listen. In particular, she is committed to the scientific investigation of paranormal and psychic experiences. She teaches courses such as ‘The Introduction to the Scientific Study of Psychic Phenomena,’ ‘The Wandering Mind: Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences,’ and ‘Premonitions and Precognition.’
Dr. Zingrone received her PHd in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2006. Since then, she has worked in a variety of settings, both online, and in face to face classrooms. She made the move to online teaching because she wanted more geographical freedom. She soon discovered that she really liked online education and it allowed her to reach a wider audience.
Dr. Nancy Needed an Audience
Zingrone had important research to share and ideas to convey. She knew that there was an audience for her work. She just had to find it.
When she began to tap into the online community, she found other people who were intensely interested in parapsychology. Her students range from young adults to retirement age.She states that, “Among the followers of my YouTube channel are ghost hunters, folks in college, and regular folks.”
While excited to teach, and possessing a rich and varied academic resume, Dr. Zingrone struggled to find meaningful employment. She is an active scholar, and was not interested in feeding someone else’s curriculum to un-engaged online students. She also studies a topic which lacks high concentrations of students in one geographic locale. In order to find a sufficient number of students to create a viable learning community, she had to cultivate her own online community.
An exhaustive search for learning platforms that support freelance and independent teachers brought her to WizIQ, where she enrolled in the classes taught by Dr. Nellie Deutsch. The classes taught her how to use WizIQ to effectively convey information.
Nancy Decided to Build a Community
Dr. Zingrone created her own online community.
She regularly hosts live, interactive sessions on WizIQ. Many of her WizIQ courses are set up in a drop-in format, so that students can stop into a class and see what the course is about. With WizIQ, Nancy is no longer simply an abstract person posting information on a website, she is a responsive, breathing human being, who is able to answer questions and interact with learners.
WizIQ makes this sort of interaction easy! Potential students simply click on a link and they are taken to a live, interactive session with Nancy and other students.
Dr. Nancy says…
“WizIQ provided me with a platform on which I could learn about best practices in online teaching, develop a community of fellow learners, and expand my vision of what it means to teach online.”
WizIQ: Solutions for Online Teachers
WizIQ has a whole gamut of features to support the online independent scholar. Dr.
Zingrone is particularly fond of the live class, media library and customer support.
Live classes : She enjoys the live classes for all the obvious reasons. Being able to see your students and answer their questions is priceless. She also likes that the live classes are archived. She states, “The content that I’ve given is always available. I can give links to anyone who might be interested.”
Customer Service : Dr. Zingrone states, “WizIQ’s customer service and tech support are just superb.” Whenever you need help, there is a member of the WizIQ technical support staff who is ready to assist you. In fact, customer service representatives are available 24/7, 365 days each year!
You Can Teach Online with WizIQ
WizIQ is software for teachers to create their own learning communities, with all the tools you need to conduct meetings or teach online, including:
An intuitive real-time virtual classroom with rich features like multi-way audio, up to 6 live video streams, integrated chat, an online interactive whiteboard, application sharing, breakout rooms and more.
A quiz creator to assess learner performance WizIQ’s online course creation software can help you determine how well your students understand the course subject. Teachers can create multiple choice tests and analyze the results with assessment tools. You can then use this knowledge to modify your course or personalize it according to the needs of your students.
A content library to store resources The online content library allows instructors to quickly and easily access the files that they need to teach. Videos, music, pdf files and documents can be retrieved from the content library and shared in the classroom in seconds.
A high definition video player to store resources to share media Instructors can share high definition videos in the online classroom. The videos can be paused to further explain an idea or to assess student’s comprehension.
A great customer support team to help you, 24×7 Customers are supplied with all the technical support required to create successful online learning environments. With responsive 24/7/365 support, instructors and students can spend less time with technical hassles and more time achieving success.
Getting started with WizIQ is as easy as signing up for a free account at www.wiziq.com. Support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you every step of the way. They can walk you through the creation of your course. With this array of world-class virtual classroom features, you can easily create and teach a course from wherever you are in the world.