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 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.
- Real-time Collaboration
- The Next-Generation Virtual Classroom
- Online Testing and Courses
- Supports High Definition Video & Audio Conference
- Powerful Reporting & Tracking
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
- Much more
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.
What's your take on these tools? Which one do you or would you use for online teaching and why?