Global Tutor Increases Quality & Value of Online Learning with WizIQ
Global Tutor offers a variety of innovative courses and tutoring classes to children and adult learners, including live, online sessions in math and science subjects available to students on a scheduled or an on-demand basis. Based in Sri Lanka, the core difference between Global Tutor and other similar organizations is the emphasis they place on the quality of their instructional design, in order to add more value to students’ learning. Additionally, Global Tutor works to change the way parents and students perceive learning by using the latest and most effective pedagogical concepts, practices, and technologies to bring global standards to online education.
It wasn’t that online tutoring didn’t exist in Sri Lanka. However, it was primarily considered as a poorer version of face-to-face tutoring. Global Tutor wanted to change this opinion about online tutoring. In fact, they were looking to position Global Tutor as a leader in new age online tutoring – learning that offered everything that an offline environment would present and much more.
Challenges faced by Global Tutor
Global Tutor was looking for a robust technology partner to bring value driven online tutoring to Sri Lankan students:
- Enable live online classes with seamless communication
- Provide tools for interactive and meaningful class sessions
- Offer easy to use technology
Increasing the Standard for Online Learning
Global Tutor hoped to be more than just another tutoring company that offers online courses instead of brick-and-mortar classes. Rather, they wanted to provide value-driven online education to their students. Global Tutor’s primary goal was to offer Sri Lankan students education that meets global standards, providing such exceptional quality that they would become synonymous with online learning in Sri Lanka.
Global Tutor had a clear vision and strong resources to assist their efforts. All they needed to finally accomplish their mission was technology that would empower them to succeed— and WizIQ did just that.
Finding the Solution in WizIQ’s Virtual Classroom
Global Tutor discovered WizIQ in an online search. After further investigation, they found that WizIQ and its Virtual Classroom not only met all the parameters they needed, but also offered much more to facilitate the best online teaching and learning experience. Some key features of the WizIQ Virtual Classroom that helped them make their choice include:
- Real-time interaction – Global Tutor’s primary goal was to make their online classes as good as or better than traditional offline tutoring, and they were pleased to find that WizIQ allowed them to create a truly dynamic online learning experience. With WizIQ’s Virtual Classroom, students can see a live stream of teachers’ instruction, as well as interact with the teacher and each other via multiple mediums including text, audio, and video chat. Teachers can enjoy these interactive features while conducting group or one-on-one class sessions on WizIQ, enabling Global Tutor to offer online tutoring as well as more comprehensive courses.
- Rich functionality and engaging features – Making classes meaningful, value-driven, and engaging for students was Global Tutor’s goal, so having varied course content and useful functions in their chosen solution was crucial. WizIQ enables teachers to use multimedia course content including documents, presentations, audio recordings, video files, and more. In addition, the WizIQ Virtual Classroom’s multiple whiteboards, screen-sharing functions, and polling tools all work to produce more effective and engaging classes. Soon, Global Tutor’s students began to appreciate the value of learning online – just as the organization wanted – because it saved time and gave students an opportunity to experience global standards of education.
- User-friendly interface – To help them reach their goals more quickly and ensure students saw the value of online learning, Global Tutor required a user-friendly technology solution. WizIQ’s simple, intuitive, web-based interface is easy to understand and navigate, even for first-time users. Thus, Global Tutor students were able to begin using the platform right away, with no learning curve to slow them down. Additionally, WizIQ’s website provides ample training materials and tutorials to help familiarize teachers and students with the platform.
- Easy class setup – Global Tutor’s teachers required a course management system that was easy to set up, and WizIQ makes setting up classes as simple as it gets. Teachers can schedule classes and send students email alerts. In addition, WizIQ lets teachers pre-upload course materials so that live online classes flow smoothly, without the need to wait for streaming content. The WizIQ Content Library also allows teachers to upload, edit, and manage courseware easily within the interface, as well as reuse it across multiple courses as needed. Setting up classes with ease has made teaching on WizIQ a satisfying experience for Global Tutor instructors.
- Recording capabilities – Since Global Tutor wanted to offer quality online courses in perpetuity, WizIQ’s Recordings feature, which enables teachers to record live class sessions, was extremely valuable. The recordings can be shared with students for review or in case of absence, and teachers can use them for future classes.
With all these features, WizIQ empowered Global Tutor to offer online tutoring like never before. Both students and parents recognized the value Global Tutor brought with it – which exceeded far beyond the standard concept of saving time.
Today Global Tutor is going from strength to strength and WizIQ is an integral part of their growth framework.
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