Bring Class to Life
Many instructors consider live, personal interaction to be the most valuable element of teaching and learning. Wimba Classroom allows educators and students to build relationships by combining interactive technologies with instructional best practices.
Educators and students can engage in verbal and nonverbal communication to increase psychological closeness among learners. Designed exclusively for education, Wimba Classroom focuses attention on the content and speaker, not on the technology.
Wimba Classroom 6.1, cornerstone of the Wimba Collaboration Suite, is a live, virtual classroom environment with robust features that includes audio, video, application sharing and content display. Its pedagogical design and ease-of-use ensures that educators and students engage as if they were meeting face-to-face.
Capabilities such as support of audio, video, application sharing, and content display are just the starting point of Wimba Classroom. Advanced features such as polling, whiteboarding, presenter on-the-fly, resizable chat areas and participant lists, usage analytics tools, and now both MP3 and MP4 downloads enable further dynamic interaction between students and educators. Recent enhancements include improved video and security capabilities.
Excellent communication is at the foundation of effective teaching and learning. Careful listening, a well-modulated tone of voice, and body language that reinforces verbal cues conveys enthusiasm, openness, and interest. Wimba Classroom brings these components of communication online through follow-the-speaker video, emoticons, and discussion-centered Voice over IP.
Extend the Classroom
Wimba Classroom has been carefully architected to give learners access to teachers, courses, and content beyond the four walls of a physical classroom or campus. Learning objectives are in fact enhanced when teachers enrich their content by using interactive features like instant polling, application sharing, or the electronic whiteboard.
Do More with your MP4
Easily create and distribute MP4 files to course management systems (CMS), YouTube, iTunes University, Facebook, or other content management systems so students can access content anytime, anyplace.
Capturing classroom activity and making it available for review and reuse strengthens student comprehension. Record the audio, video, chat, whiteboard and application sharing in an online class, or, capture the traditional offline lecture environment.
Bring Teachers Together
Professional development is increasingly vital to teacher satisfaction and success. An informed and motivated teacher can better tackle the complex challenges of meeting high academic standards while reaching an increasingly diverse population of students. Wimba Classroom provides a flexible venue for instructors to meet, learn and collaborate online.
Ensure your students understand their lessons by asking for immediate feedback, answering questions, and giving in-depth verbal explanations of complex material.
Appeal to Different Learning Styles
Enable students to meet their developmental objectives by appealing to different learning styles, as many students are auditory and visual learners.
Seamlessly Integrate with Course Management Systems
Minimize training costs, encourage teacher and student adoption, and reduce the support required by your IT Helpdesk when your CMS seamlessly integrates with Wimba Classroom
Use Any Camera
Any camera your computer supports - so does Wimba. Take advantage of doubled video processing speed and increased window size, to improve the quality and realism of your live instruction, archived presentations, and MP4’s. This more accurate display of video for specialized cameras solves the advanced requirements of physical and health sciences and mathematics courses, expanding access for learning opportunities.
Improved Security for Peace of Mind
Wimba now offers advanced security capabilities to meet the increasingly robust security standards of learning institutions with SSL encryption for all Classroom http traffic, administration area content and Wimba-CMS communications. The ability to disable the Wimba Classroom Lobby eliminates the possibility of unsupervised and unmonitored communications.