Looking back at 2013, WizIQ has had a glorious year, thanks to the wonderful association of teachers, educators and academic institutions worldwide. Here is a flashback in case you missed out on the best of WizIQ moments.
A new wave of funding
The beginning of the year 2013 was full of new opportunities and fortifying of the foundations, as WizIQ raised $4 million from Kaizen and Bertelsmann Group to invest into the future of online education.
Mashable Calls WizIQ a Trusted Online Education Platform
Mashable recently listed WizIQ as one of the most dependable online tutoring destinations in a feature story published on August 20, 2013. With a user base of more than 3 million learners and 255,000 teachers, they called WizIQ a ‘leader in the online education space.’ Then followed a series of successful academic tie-ups and launching of online courses by some of the most prestigious institutes of India.
MOOCs & Online Courses on WizIQ
1. WizIQ, as the only MOOC Platform with Live Class Component, hosts Sunstone Business School’s MOOC
The Sunstone Business School launches their most popular Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on B2B Negotiations via online education platform WizIQ. The course commences on October 14, 2013.
2. ISM Dhanbad Offers Management Program Online via WizIQ
The Indian School of Mines (ISM) Dhanbad announces the launch of its first online course, a Certificate Program in International Business Management starting from December 8, 2013. The course is being conducted by the Department of Management Studies, ISM, Dhanbad, on WizIQ.
3. Alliance Française (AF) teaches French online via WizIQ Learning
the French language is made easier with the online course offered by Click on French, a course designed by the teachers of the Alliance Française and delivered via WizIQ.
4. IIT Kharagpur professor from ECE Dept offers a certified online course via WizIQ
Professor Somnath Sengupta of the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, proudly launches his first-ever live online Certificate Course in Image and Video Communication. The course is offered via, WizIQ.
Conferences and Awards
WizIQ has live-webcasted a total of 10 conferences last year. This enabled the conferences to reach across the world without any boundary beyond their venues. The Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Case Development at the Indian School of Business (ISB), in partnership with Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario, successfully completed the ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition 2013; the experts could connect from their location over internet via WizIQ. The concluding seminar took place in August, 2013. Other conferences include the 2nd International Online Conference on Psychology and Allied Science, 9th International Congress on English Grammar by VIT Vellore, a few conferences by IIT Delhi, NIOS etc. WizIQ was the Official Online Education Partner in “The Knowledge Exchange, Goa” Summit, a Vice Chancellors’ conclave where more than 35 Vice Chancellors from Indian Universities par-ticipated in Nov 2013. For the second year in a row, WizIQ was conferred with the Best Virtual Classroom Provider Award at World Education Congress by Global e-Learning Awards Committee in June 2013. In a similar, The Government of Punjab conferred WizIQ with The Shiksha Ratna Award for the Best Virtual Classroom for the year 2013 at the State Education Summit Punjab 2013 held in February 2013, in Chandigarh. Not only WizIQ, but also the users of WizIQ have been recognized, last year. Certificate Course on Business Management (CCBM), an IIT Delhi course, was conferred with ASSOCHAM award in 2013 for Best Use of Technology. Prof. Mandar Bhanushe, a professor at the University of Mumbai (UoM), was conferred with the Indian Education Award 2013 for his webinar series on WizIQ in the University’s distance learning course in B Sc (IT) Mathematics.
The Road Map for the Year 2014
We, at WizIQ, bade a satisfactory goodbye to 2013 and look forward to the New Year with renewed energy and passion towards education in all spectrums from Language to Engineering, from MOOC to Paid Online Course, from Individual Professors to Premium Institutes. As more students turn to the Internet for learning, WizIQ will continue to meet all the teaching needs of its 255,000 teachers worldwide with greater enthusiasm and passion to cater the needs of more than 3 million learners. Announced by Harman Singh, Founder & CEO of Wiz- IQ.com, during VCs’ Conclave at Goa, WizIQ is offering absolutely FREE Service and Support to all interested Indian Universities for Year 2014 to encourage ICT adoption in education.
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