Prof. Mandar Lakshmikant Bhanushe, a senior professor at the University of Mumbai (UoM), has been conferred with the Indian Education Award 2013 for his Online Course in Mathematics. The course offered to the BSc.IT students of Institute of Distance and Open Learning, is conducted via WizIQ Virtual Classroom platform.
The award was presented by Indian Education Congress during the 3rd National Convention and Awards on Business of Education, held on May 3, 2013, at New Delhi. It recognizes Prof. Bhanushe’s efforts to leverage technology in order to make learning effective and easier for distance learning students at UoM.
The announcement for this award has come soon after Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi’s Online Certificate Course in Business Management (CCBM) won National Education Excellence Award 2013 for using the same online education platform, WizIQ.
In his quote, Prof. Bhanushe said, "WizIQ is the best available virtual learning environment equipped with features for personal one-to-one, small group-based, and collective interactions during a class. One doesn't need to download any special software for using WizIQ. It is absolutely user-friendly, thus making it comfortable for teachers to conduct online classes. The tools like whiteboard, poll, quiz, media player, document/desktop sharing and chat (audio & video) make it more lively just like an actual face-to-face classroom. The facility to view the recorded lecture is also very helpful for those who have missed the online class."
Following the trend, the University department is offering more courses online in their MA Education Program. These courses are lead by Prof. Hemlata Chari and Prof. Rajendra Patil.
These online courses are conducted in the WizIQ Virtual Classroom that enables students to attend their classes anywhere, anytime. Since these classes are also recorded, students can watch the class recordings even if they miss a class, and also for better understanding.
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WizIQ is an online education platform that offers SaaS based virtual classroom software and complete course delivery system for teachers, trainers, colleges and universities, high schools, and training and tutoring centers. More premier institutes like IIT Delhi, VIT Vellore, ISB, and NIOS are opting for integration of Information and Communications Technology in higher education through WizIQ. For more information, visit: www.wiziq.com