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Transforming Education: WizIQ’s Virtual Classroom wins the South Asia Education Summit Award 2015

Cloud-based education services platform’s initiative recognized for its contribution to the eLearning space by the regional body

WizIQ, one of the world’s largest cloud based education platforms, IMG-20150709-WA0003added another feather to its growing cap of accolades at the South Asia Education Summit 2015. WizIQ was recognized for its valuable contribution in the eLearning sector in the “Virtual Classroom Provider” category at an award ceremony held on July 9, 2015 at the India International Centre (Annexe) in New Delhi. The annual awards, held to felicitate education innovations in South Asian countries of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka, also saw keynote speakers from across various industry verticals attend the event. The award was handed over to WizIQ’s Chief Revenue Officer Maneesh Sharma and WizIQ’s Director, Solutions Specialist, Kalyan Sarkar by Prof. Supten Sarbadhikari, Project Director, CNI of the National Health Portal Gov of India and Rajendra Pratap Gupta, Co-chair at Innovation Working Group – Asia.

Established in 2007 and headquartered in Chandigarh, WizIQ is a cloud-based platform that enables learning service providers and enterprises to build their own online academy. By providing advanced technologies such as a virtual classroom, video streaming, and online assessments, WizIQ empowers them to deliver and monetize self-paced and live instructor-led learning services to increase learner engagement, improve instructor effectiveness and reach new markets.

Speaking about the achievement, Maneesh Sharma, Chief Revenue Officer, WizIQ, said, “The WizIQ virtual classroom extends learning beyond the physical classroom, providing educators with opportunities to create and utilize real-time, direct connections to students. With the ability to enhance live-course convenience, collaboration and engagement, now also through mobile delivery, educators at K-12 schools, universities and in corporate learning centers can deliver live, interactive classes, without compromising the learning experience.”

Virtual Classroom’s software supports up to 2,000 students, who can take an online class at the same time. More than 400,000 educators worldwide have taught classes on WizIQ to more than 4 million students.

Some of the WizIQ’s celebrated customers in India include Aakash Institute, Meritnation, Bayju’s Classes, Studentnest and TCY Online.
WizIQ has been felicitated with many noteworthy awards in recognition of its stellar contribution to the eLearning space, such as “Best Virtual Classroom Provider” for two consecutive years (2012/13) at the World Education Congress’ Global e-Learning Awards, 2013 Shiksha Ratna Award for “Best Virtual Classroom”, the Public Choice Award for “Best Innovation in Open and Distance Learning” at the 2011 World Education Awards, and the “Best Education Webinar Series” Jury Award at the 2012 Indian Education Congress.

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