Sunday, August 19, 2012

WizIQ Offers Free Accounts to Educators

WizIQ is a platform for creating virtual classrooms and teaching online. I used the platform back in May to teach a coure with Angela Maiers and Chris Dawson. After getting familiar with all of the WizIQ features, I found it to be a good platform for teaching. I could easily toggle between showing my screen, showing my slides, and using my webcam. The built-in chatroom made it easy to get an active back-channel going.

Last week WizIQ announced that they are now giving out free accounts to K-12 educators and university educators. The free account for educators is equivalent to the WizIQ's premium individual accounts. To qualify for the free account you do need to have an email account that is associated with an education domain. The list of approved domains is available here (it's a PDF).

Applications for Education
Whether you're looking for a platform to use to teach a full course or you just need a place to host some online tutoring sessions, WizIQ's free accounts could be just what you need.