WizIQ provides students and teachers with many handy tools to expand their capabilities and make learning more convenient. Students can view online tutorials and guides, practice with online tests, access free educational resources, enroll in online classes, and find teachers to help them. Educators can share their knowledge and expertise in a virtual class room, create and share tests online, expand their reputation in the right communities, and supplement income through online teaching. Even organizations can use WizIQ to download class recordings or host an online class, create and manage their teacher accounts, give a class or attend one without signing up, and integrate a virtual classroom wherever they want.
WizIQ was launched in April of 2007 as a part of AuthorGEN Technologies. AuthorGEN is focused on improving distance learning products and solutions. The group is dedicated to the experiences of schools, universities, community colleges and training communities. AuthorGEN has produced simple to use virtual class rooms that allow users to create live public sessions as well as private individual sessions. Along with WizIQ, AuthorGEN has also produced AuthorSTREAM, an innovative PowerPoint presentation that allows users to upload their own presentations for free.
The WizIQ community is quite large, including one million students and 80,000 teachers waiting to connect and learn. The site is appealing because of its many uses. Teachers can take on new students through a virtual class room for free. They can also supplement income through online teaching, build their reputation as an expert, and sell courses on WizIQ. Students find utility in the stie by participating in live, online classes, using online tutorials, and taking online practice tests to make sure they are where they should be in their learning.
The WizIQ website is not terribly exciting, but it is well organized. Users can learn about available features and quickly navigate to the vital tools they need. Even the registration form is conveniently placed. The site uses an attractive blue and orange color scheme that only provides highlights of color.
A new user can quickly begin the WizIQ registration process by filling out the form provided directly on the homepage. The form is short and asks for a name, password, email address, mobile phone number and code verification (to prove that the user is in fact human). After filling out the form and clicking the gold button at the bottom, the user is advised to check their mobile phone for a confirmation code which is texted to them. This must be entered to complete registration and begin using WizIQ.
Users who sign up for a basic account do not have to pay anything for doing so. There are fees that may be associated with signing up for online classes, but these are determined by the educator offering the classes. WizIQ also provides the option of a premium paid membership as well. This membership runs about $50 per year and includes branding features, private chats, attendee blocking features, attendee chat disabling controls, writing control as well as audio and video, video sharing options, attendee invitations, the ability to embed classes on blog or websites, class extension for live classes and many other features.
WizIQ is intended for educators and students. The site is easy to use and allows both parties to find one another and benefit from learning and teaching. Many features are available and the free membership option is also a plus, although the paid membership is also very affordable.