Wednesday, January 09, 2008

[TIPS] wiziq - virtual classroom

http://www.wiziq.com

These folks have been doing some very aggressive publicity work. They even posted something on the Moodle.org site for the teachers there. I'm not sure how folks will respond to that, but it was effective, as it did get me to get back in there and set up a class. I'll use it with an online course that I teach in Moodle.

So what is it? "WiZiQ is a platform for anyone and everyone who wants to teach or learn live, online. With a virtual classroom, educational content and a session scheduler, WiZiQ works best for anyone’s online teaching and learning needs." So you see, it allows you to schedule a meeting, create and share content, and even schedule an event. It allows you to include audio or audio and video.

Others have written about it, of course. Here's Jeff's discussion on it at The Thinking Stick: http://www.thethinkingstick.com/?p=574

But, for the folks in my area, the point of this is to first show you the tool. But secondly, it's to again show you that the tools are there that will allow you to EASILY connect to others outside your four walls. If you've been afraid to try something like this because the tools were just too complicated or clumsy to deal with, it's time to take another look.

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