April 1, 2008
I found WizIQon the Internet just now and have had a brief play. Essentially it’s Adobe Connect, but free – which is always an endearing feature.
I registered and within minutes had created my online classroom. I was able to add documents from my desktop and annotate these. Web-cams and microphones and chat were all present.
To add students to my classroom, I could invite students through email addresses. They would be sent an invite and would need to register to access the lesson. Once registered any scheduled ‘lessons’ appear in ‘My Session’. Selecting a session and launching the session was all that was needed to get to the lesson – no software downloads, it was quick and simple.
I guess as with all these tools it really needs a thorough testing before I understand its potential - I need to try it out with half -a-dozen colleagues and see how it works. My initial thoughts are that it is quick and easy to set-up, and no software to download makes it easy to use at home, in school or anywhere with wireless access.