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lizk_Final Wiz Iq Ppt

  1. 1. WiZ iQ Presented by: Liz Kotlowski Teaching With Technology MSMC Summer 2008
  2. 2. WiZ iQ: Traditional classroom
  3. 3. WiZ iQ: Why created <ul><li>Prime focus was to create a user friendly online teaching platform for the education community </li></ul><ul><li>Free alternative to expensive </li></ul><ul><li>conferencing tools </li></ul><ul><li>A live class module for Moodle </li></ul>
  4. 4. WiZ iQ: Purpose <ul><li>Connect live to others anywhere in the world to share an interactive synchronized collaborative environment known as a virtual classroom </li></ul>
  5. 5. WiZ iQ: Components <ul><li>Communicate live </li></ul><ul><li>Share content </li></ul><ul><li>Archive sessions </li></ul>
  6. 6. WiZ iQ: Components <ul><li>Communicate live using: </li></ul><ul><li>2 way video and audio with a headset </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>through text chat </li></ul>
  7. 7. WiZ iQ: Components <ul><li>Share content : </li></ul><ul><li>Using a whiteboard with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ppt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pdf files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>word </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>excel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>image sharing </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. WiZ iQ: Components <ul><li>Archive sessions : </li></ul><ul><li>All sessions are recorded for later review </li></ul>
  9. 9. WiZ iQ: Application <ul><li>Virtual Classroom: </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronous online teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Equipped with live audio/video, text chat, document/whiteboard sharing & session recording capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited free use </li></ul>
  10. 10. WiZ iQ: Select features <ul><li>Member search: </li></ul><ul><li>Meet other teachers/students pursuing same interests, subjects and topics as you are </li></ul><ul><li>Connect and communicate via e-mail or through live, online virtual classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Search by topic or simply click a tag </li></ul>
  11. 11. WiZ iQ: Teacher benefits <ul><li>Content sharing: </li></ul><ul><li>Share ppt presentations with students, teachers & friends in video format online on WiZiQ </li></ul><ul><li>Can find content created by other members or upload your own to build your content library </li></ul>
  12. 12. WiZ iQ: Assessment tool <ul><li>Tests: </li></ul><ul><li>Features include – </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rich collection of practice questions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Questions from subject experts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quick search for topics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Question sharing with friends </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Key benefits – </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Practice & master your subject </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Compare performance with peers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fresh set questions each time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ask for guidance from experts </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. WiZ iQ: Spotlight <ul><li>Teachers can promote themselves by hosting public sessions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online webinars are public sessions by expert teachers on a variety of education experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synchronous interaction with teachers in online discussions can be useful for learning; recording are always available </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. WiZ iQ: Advantages <ul><li>More engaging for students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Realistic simulations, animations and movies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students collaborate with each other </li></ul><ul><li>Supports variety of learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students to learn using format that suits them </li></ul><ul><li>Allows expansion of lesson beyond the confines of the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Can continue discussion outside the </li></ul><ul><li>classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Especially useful to reach </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ quiet” students </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. WiZ iQ: Disadvantages <ul><li>Teachers find it difficult to overcome their own values to explore new possibilities for engaging students </li></ul><ul><li>There is a definite learning curve if using for the first time </li></ul><ul><li>Time consuming to set up virtual classroom and assessment questions </li></ul><ul><li>Test questions on site may not be aligned to your specific curriculum </li></ul>
  16. 16. WiZ iQ: <ul><li>Electrochemistry video </li></ul>
  17. 17. WiZ iQ: <ul><li>Resources - </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Classroom video </li></ul>

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