4 Virtual Classrooms Educators Must Know About

4 Virtual Classrooms Educators Must Know About
Virtual classrooms refer to online classroom possible with different tools in a Virtual Learning Environment.The virtual classroom may be a part of distance learning that might include homework, test, course material, assessments and other tools that are external to the classroom experience. Virtual Classroom may also make use of media tools that permits students (learners) and teachers (educators) to interact and discuss online.

After speaking to several educators, we have curated a list of four virtual classroom platforms that is helping them expand their reach.

BrainCert

BrainCert is an e-learning platform is best for those who wish to collaborate and teach online. Users can make and, sell, as well as share, content, courses, tests, and live classes with students. Educators can use the «Teacher accounts» to invite their students to add as well as manage test, live classes and courses. BrainCert is a platform where virtual classroom to give webinars, live classes, as well as conferences that involves audience anywhere at anytime.

Key Features

  •    Real-time Collaboration
  •    The Next-Generation Virtual Classroom
  •    Online Testing and Courses
  •    Supports High Definition Video & Audio Conference
  •    Powerful Reporting & Tracking

WizIQ

WizIQ is an online platform that offers virtual classroom by web browser or by WizIQ apps on Android and iOS. It permits educators to create as well as deliver courses live or anytime. It also incorporate a lot of on demand functions such as chat, tests, quizzes as well as screen, file sharing, whiteboarding, breakout sessions, etc.

WizIQ is accessible in the form of plugin for Moodle. WizIQ Virtual Classroom- the plugin, offers combined learning tool with facility like

  •    Audio, video conferencing
  •    Whiteboarding tools
  •    Screen sharing
  •    Support for unlimited attendees

It backs single sign-on as well as permits hosts to plan and manage their classes, record sessions, track attendance, as well as edit a lot of WizIQ parameters directly.

On WizIQ, free service is available for educators who are register using their institutional e-mail addresses. Although, with Solo Unlimited Premium plan, users can have:

  •    Unlimited attendees
  •    40 GB storage
  •    Six-way video
  •    Unlimited audio chat
  •    Recording
  •    Much more

eLecta Live

eLecta Live is another platform for virtual classroom. It offers real-time collaboration designed for training and teaching online. With eLecta Live, users can arrange live lectures as well as classes, group session, one-to-one sessions and webinars.  With eLecta Live, you can have:

  •    Natural Communication, Unique Collaboration Tools
  •    Cost Effective Solution for Individual Tutors
  •    Protected Content in a Secured Environment
  •    Fully Managed and Hosted, Cloud-Based, Zero Downtime Network
  •    Unlimited Storage for Your Learning Content

Microsoft Office Live Meeting Online Learning Platform

Microsoft® Office Live Meeting is an online teaching and learning platform. It is a way by which students can interact and attend classes anywhere using networked PCs. They can talk with their teachers online with this platform whenever any problem or question arises. Learning continues even after classes.

On Microsoft Office Live Meeting teachers can upload notes, and presentations on the platform. Students can join classes and organize online group discussions. Students can have enriched learning experience with microphones, webcam, writing boards.

http://edtechreview.in/e-learning/1960-virtual-classrooms-educators-must-know-about

6 Great Tools for Blended Learning

6 Great Tools for Blended Learning
Blended learning is the amalgamation of various learning techniques. Blended learning in the standard educational model refers to the use of technology to strengthen the teaching process through the application of the concepts learned in classroom.

Blended learning has renovated the ways of teaching. Teachers who have access to the right tools are doing a great job in teaching the 21st century kids. Let’s look at the six great tools for blended learning.

Edmodo

Edmodo is one the popular website for the educators where they can share ideas and resources with their students. It is a free and safe social learning environment where educators can deliver best teaching strategies. There are three different ways you can sign-up with Edmodo; as a teacher, parents and students.

Why Edmodo for Blended Learning?

Edmodo is among very useful tool for blended learning. It can be used to framework assignments and resources for the classroom.

  • Teachers can make post for their student just like on Facebook.
  • Educators can organise students into groups at Edmodo. They can ask students to join the group.
  • Teachers can give feedback and badges to their students.
  • Edmodo account of both teachers and students can be linked using Google drive account.

Been for Education

Been for Education is an educational tool for blended learning that enables educators to surf and curate the web in a safe environment. With Been for Education, educators can collaborate with students and bring subject to life. Users can create and organize Beens and invite members to a Been. Users can surf together by inviting and messaging others.

  • Surf Together to present a live project or lesson.
  • Educators can lead students and other teachers in a session.
  • Students can lead their pals, pause and chat when required.

GoClass

GoClass is another tool used for blended learning. This tool will assist educators in enhancing student’s engagement and classroom management. GoClass offers features that are divided into four categories Teaching Functionality, Administrative Functionality, Student Functionality, GoClass+ Features. There are lot of sub features available under these main features like:

Broadcast: Using this feature, you can send media and content, assessments, videos and much more directly to the student’s device.

Create Activity Feature: The Create Activity feature enables users to easily create multiple choice and polls or short answer assessment questions.

Bookmark: Students can easily bookmark content for later review.

Likewise this, there are more other features available on this platform.

LessonPaths

Formerly known as MentorMob, LessonPaths enables its users to create learning playlists to blend and flip classroom and learn at their own pace. With this platform, you can curate videos, websites, blogs and more into learning playlist. Users can browse as well as create playlist.

Kahoot

Kahoot is an easy to use game based blended learning tool. It enables educators to assess learners in a visual bar graph meanwhile students take control of their own learning. This game-based platform is very entertaining that encourage creativity in the students. Kahoot is a great platform to make learning with fun.

Otus

Otus is the latest and advanced free blended learning tool designed for the iPad that lets teachers to blend learning. Teachers can manage as well as track student progress, take attendance and notes and grade students.

http://edtechreview.in/news/1624-6-great-tools-for-blended-learning?utm_content=bufferc7252&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer