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Update: WizIQ Introduces Live Classrooms On iOS & Android

wiziqUpdate: WizIQ has written to us clarifying that Authorgen is no longer a subsidiary of Educomp since Kaizen and Bertelsmann’s investment in the company, this January.

Educomp Solutions Ltd subsidiary, Authorgen operated online education platform, WizIQ has released the latest version of its mobile apps on iOS and Android enabling teachers to conduct live, online classes using iPad and Android tablets.

Apart from conducting live classes, the new version of the app includes features such as recording live classes, text chat with students during live class, live audio & video communication, content share through different media (audio, video, different files formats like pdf, excel), whiteboard tools, attendance reports, support media tools like webcam, microphones, among others. The company claims that in its earlier version, the application largely had student focused features while the latest version has more features to support teachers as well.

When we checked the website, we noticed that the platform offers pricing plans for individuals, organisations, Learning Management System (LMS) and for API integration. The pricing plans start at  $19 per month for individuals and go up to $3950 per month for a virtual classroom with 50 attendees.

WizIQ claims to have over 250,000 teachers and 3.5 million learners using the platform in more than 100 countries around the world and its virtual classroom is also available on tablet devices and supports 19 languages, including Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, Polish, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, among others.

In January 2013, Authorgen had raised Rs 22 crore from Private Equity firm Kaizen and Bertelsmann, a German media company. Founded in 2005 by Harman Singh and Harbir Khurana, WizIQ.com raised another round of funding in 2006 from Band of Angels (BoA). The company launched its platform in 2007 and raised funding from Educomp by giving away 51% stake in the company. Educomp later upped its stake at 83%.

Earlier this year, education company, Educomp had sold 50% of its stake in IndiaCan, a vocational training business to Pearson, its JV partner in the venture.

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