LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Link-Systems International (www.link-systems.com), an educational technology company with student-centric eLearning solutions, today announced the release of WorldWideWhiteboard 6.0.
The latest version of the award-winning WorldWideWhiteboard launched at the 42nd Annual Association of Colleges for Tutoring and Learning Assistance (ACTLA) Conference at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The product is available to demonstrate for attendees at Link-Systems’ Platinum-Sponsor table.
Built by educators to provide an online environment that facilitates collaborative learning, WorldWideWhiteboard offers web conferencing enhanced by features and functionality of a platform developed specifically for education. From instructor office hours and group projects to tutoring and peer study sessions, WorldWideWhiteboard supports distance education best practices and accreditation requirements like “regular and substantive contact” and “comparable student services” for online learners.
“The Online Education Initiative licensed the WorldWideWhiteboard for the California Community College system so our colleges can enhance their online programs and reach students who need help from a distance. Our partnership with LSI has been productive and engaging; they listen to our needs and incorporate our feedback when developing or enhancing WorldWideWhiteboard features. For example, we believe WorldWideWhiteboard 6.0’s peer-to-peer study groups will empower students in our colleges’ courses or tutoring centers to hold group study sessions online together,” said Dr. Barbara Illowsky, Dean of Basic Skills and Open Educational Resources, California Community Colleges’ Online Education Initiative.
WorldWideWhiteboard offers reliable, integrated, and secure access for synchronous and asynchronous communication, and this flexibility enables institutions to use a single platform to meet many needs. Synchronous (or live, real-time) sessions can be private (one-to-one) or open to a group. Private session uses can include tutoring, office hours, advising, counseling; group session uses can include distance education courses, study groups, peer-assisted learning, and workshops. Asynchronous sessions are private, and uses can include students dropping off a question or paper for feedback from their instructor, tutor, or writing center coach.
“We’re honored that ACTLA encouraged us to announce WorldWideWhiteboard 6.0’s release during the conference. As long-standing members of the learning professional community, we seek and encourage feedback from our partners. This openness to collaboration helps improve how student needs are met. The newest version of WorldWideWhiteboard includes desktop sharing and breakout rooms and – true to our commitment to educational purpose – new features such as queuing for live, 1:1 sessions and a Chemistry toolset. Of course, all of these features also enhance the student experience in NetTutor®, our online tutoring service powered by WorldWideWhiteboard. With the release of WorldWideWhiteboard 6.0, institutions can also connect Refer-Tutor-Report™ (RTR) so instructors can refer students to online tutoring, guide the tutor's focus for the session, and get detailed reports on usage. We're celebrating our 20th anniversary as an innovative and relevant eLearning solutions company, and we hope the learning community recognizes our commitment to helping students succeed,” said Vincent Forese, President, Link-Systems International, Inc.
For more information about WorldWideWhiteboard, including feature details, demo schedule, and pricing, visit: http://www.link-systems.com/worldwidewhiteboard.
About Link-Systems International, Inc. (LSI)
Link-Systems International (www.link-systems.com) draws on two decades of innovation to deliver eLearning solutions that improve student success and institutional effectiveness. LSI partners value and trust LSI because of a shared purpose: helping students learn. All LSI solutions are FERPA & ADA compliant. The privately held EdTech company is based in Tampa.