Welcome!

News Feed Item

WizIQ, the Only Global Education Marketplace to Offer Live Instructor-Led Online Learning

Company Unveils Its WizIQ Learning Marketplace With the Most Comprehensive Online Teaching System Currently Available to Educators, for Free

APEX, NC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/14 -- WizIQ, the online education company, is now the only global education marketplace to offer live instructor-led online learning by announcing its WizIQ Learning Marketplace as well as the most comprehensive teaching system currently available to educators, for free. It is the only marketplace where anyone can start teaching live online (not live pre-recorded classes) from any part of the world.

The WizIQ Learning Marketplace enables students to choose from courses offered by thousands of instructors. Educators and organizations can create a comprehensive quality online course -- with live or self-paced instruction -- in no time, and teach any learner or employee anywhere in the world. The courses on WizIQ are all created and owned by instructors, not WizIQ, providing complete freedom to educators and organizations to manage and charge for their content and teaching services any way they want.

Many professionals, looking for jobs or already in the job, feel a need to update their skills, but doing so poses challenges they face around synchronous learning (in-classroom) such as the time commitment, accessibility and cost. At the same time, professionals face challenges around asynchronous learning (non-live online) due to a lack of live instruction as it is primarily video-based and has no face-to-face interaction with instructors, leaving the learner on their own, resulting in poor engagement and motivation.

"For thousands of years, live instructors have been the key to quality education for an important reason: learners need their help to fully decipher the concepts. Many e-learning education providers have reduced this model of instructor-led learning to video-based instruction to make it more accessible through the internet. However, the higher online dropout rate suggests video-based learning without live instruction with an instructor, is not working. It's time we enabled real educators to deliver online learning," said CEO and Founder Harman Singh. "WizIQ is making it easy for working professionals to receive high quality, live instructor-led education, at their convenience."

WizIQ's Learning Marketplace provides a total solution for busy professionals, providing the unique features of traditional classroom learning experiences such as face-to-face live instruction, assignments and lab work along with the standard features of online learning, such as self-paced instruction including videos, presentations, tests, peer interaction, etc. In some courses at WizIQ, students even have access to remote, virtual labs to run programs practicing real world scenarios.

WizIQ features courses offered by instructors using the platform, in popular and in-demand categories such as Technology, Big Data, Project Management, Business, Finance, Languages, Lifestyle & Wellness and Music. With WizIQ, working professionals can stay relevant and advance their career today by enrolling in intuitive, highly interactive, live instructor-led courses taught by top teachers around the world. Some popular courses offered include Hadoop Big Data Training with Live Scenarios, Project Management, PMBoK 5 Certification Training, or Certified Spoken French Lessons for Beginners (Level DELF A1), among others.

For educators, WizIQ offers the most comprehensive online teaching system currently available, for free. The teaching system includes sophisticated tools educators need to create live interactive classes and an advanced test and assessment module. The platform provides access to global audiences to teachers and tutors, promotion material such as a library of banners, training classes on how to use the WizIQ platform and promote courses.

WizIQ's teaching system features a public option and a private option. Educators who wish to reach a global audience can use WizIQ's teaching system to create, publish and conduct public courses in the WizIQ Learning Marketplace. The WizIQ platform allows educators to collect payment for public courses from national and international students via WizIQ's payment processing system for a nominal service fee of 10 percent per transaction.

For educators who prefer not to have their courses featured in the public marketplace, a private teaching system is also available to host private instruction for students or to offer a private branded academy online. Private instructors can collect payment directly or use WizIQ's payment system, if desired. The WizIQ private teaching system is free for individual educators for classes up to 10 attendees. An advanced features package is available with a subscription fee.

Corporate training is a $150 billion industry. Businesses spend $1,195 on average per employee for training each year(1). Companies looking for new ways to train employees and get them up-to-speed on new skills without spending money on travel, training facilities, and equipment can select WizIQ for Organizations, also a private teaching system, for two-or-more instructors. This platform is perfect for conducing private live instructor-led learning or hosting a private online academy for global or remote employees, franchises, dealers, distributors, partners or clients. WizIQ for Organizations offers access to advanced features and is available for a subscription fee.

About WizIQ

Founded in 2006, WizIQ has evolved to be the first and only online global education marketplace to offer live instructor-led learning, where anyone can teach and learn. The company is successfully leveraging technology to replicate the classroom experience online making it more accessible, for both students and teachers. The WizIQ Learning Marketplace enables students to choose from courses offered by thousands of instructors. Educators and organizations can create comprehensive quality online courses -- with live classes or self-paced instruction -- in no time, and teach any learner or employee anywhere in the world. WizIQ is backed by Bertelsmann SE & Co., which runs Random House, and Kaizen, a private equity fund focused on the education sector.

(1)The American Society for Training & Development: http://www.astd.org/Publications/Blogs/ASTD-Blog/2013/12/ASTD-Releases-2013-State-of-the-Industry-Report

Video-Link Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2593419

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications at any time without the increase of risk. Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure these changes won’t take down your entire organization.
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker c...
DevOps and microservices are permeating software engineering teams broadly, whether these teams are in pure software shops but happen to run a business, such Uber and Airbnb, or in companies that rely heavily on software to run more traditional business, such as financial firms or high-end manufacturers. Microservices and DevOps have created software development and therefore business speed and agility benefits, but they have also created problems; specifically, they have created software securi...
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici, CTO of Soli...
Almost two-thirds of companies either have or soon will have IoT as the backbone of their business. Though, IoT is far more complex than most firms expected with a majority of IoT projects having failed. How can you not get trapped in the pitfalls? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tony Shan, Chief IoTologist at Wipro, will introduce a holistic method of IoTification, which is the process of IoTifying the existing technology portfolios and business models to adopt and leverage IoT. He will delve in...
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, vice president of DevOps Product and Solutions Marketing at CA Technologies, has been named co-conference chair of DevOps at Cloud Expo 2017. The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Steve Wilkes, CTO and founder of Striim, will delve into four enterprise-scale, business-critical case studies where streaming analytics serves as the key to enabling real-time data integration and right-time insights in hybrid cloud, IoT, and fog computing environments. As part of this discussion, he will also present a demo based on its partnership with Fujitsu, highlighting their technologies in a healthcare IoT use-case. The demo showcases the tracking of pati...
Tricky charts and visually deceptive graphs often make a case for the impact IT performance has on business. The debate isn't around the obvious; of course, IT performance metrics like website load time influence business metrics such as conversions and revenue. Rather, this presentation will explore various data analysis concepts to understand how, and how not to, assert such correlations. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Sys...
@DevOpsSummit has been named the ‘Top DevOps Influencer' by iTrend. iTrend processes millions of conversations, tweets, interactions, news articles, press releases, blog posts - and extract meaning form them and analyzes mobile and desktop software platforms used to communicate, various metadata (such as geo location), and automation tools. In overall placement, @DevOpsSummit ranked as the number one ‘DevOps Influencer' followed by @CloudExpo at third, and @MicroservicesE at 24th.
Stratoscale, the software company developing the next generation data center operating system, exhibited at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016.Stratoscale is revolutionizing the data center with a zero-to-cloud-in-minutes solution. With Stratoscale’s hardware-agnostic, Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) solution to store everything, run anything and scale everywhere, IT is empowered to take control of their data ce...
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
It is one thing to build single industrial IoT applications, but what will it take to build the Smart Cities and truly society changing applications of the future? The technology won’t be the problem, it will be the number of parties that need to work together and be aligned in their motivation to succeed. In his Day 2 Keynote at @ThingsExpo, Henrik Kenani Dahlgren, Portfolio Marketing Manager at Ericsson, discussed how to plan to cooperate, partner, and form lasting all-star teams to change the...
What are the new priorities for the connected business? First: businesses need to think differently about the types of connections they will need to make – these span well beyond the traditional app to app into more modern forms of integration including SaaS integrations, mobile integrations, APIs, device integration and Big Data integration. It’s important these are unified together vs. doing them all piecemeal. Second, these types of connections need to be simple to design, adapt and configure...
To manage complex web services with lots of calls to the cloud, many businesses have invested in Application Performance Management (APM) and Network Performance Management (NPM) tools. Together APM and NPM tools are essential aids in improving a business's infrastructure required to support an effective web experience... but they are missing a critical component - Internet visibility.