February 11, 2013 (Newswire.com) - 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 on February 7-8, 2013, in Chandigarh. The award was handed over by the Education Minister of Punjab, Mr. Sikandar Singh Maluka.
The summit was organized by The State Government of Punjab in collaboration with Elets Technomedia Pvt. Ltd. The aim of these awards was to felicitate and acknowledge unique and innovative initiatives in the field of education in Punjab. These awards have been constituted to honor the work of the schools, higher education institutions as well as corporates who have transformed the dynamics of education in Punjab.
WizIQ is a leading online education platform that offers SaaS based virtual classroom software for teachers, trainers, colleges and universities, high schools, and training and tutoring centres around the world. Using WizIQ Virtual Classroom, an educator can provide learning opportunities to all participating attendees. All attendees need is a web connection.
The WizIQ Virtual Classroom is browser-based, does not require downloads or cumbersome client software, and allows teachers to deliver live sessions, where they can share presentations, PDFs, virtual whiteboards, voice, video, and even their desktops over the Internet, in real time. Audio-Video, whiteboard, and desktop sharing controls can be passed to users to increase engagement or respond to questions posed via integrated chat.
WizIQ's virtual classroom works on PCs, iPads and Android tablets and has been used by more than 2.5 million students, 200,000 teachers, and in 100 plus countries to-date. Colleges using WizIQ include IIT Delhi in India, Atlantic University in Virginia Beach and Des Moines Area Community Colleges in Iowa, U.S. Other WizIQ customers include tutoring companies, and educators in the MOOCs (massive open online courses) space.