A few days ago we heard from the Des Moines Area Community Colleges (DMACC) that they will begin using the WizIQ Virtual Classroom this fall with a 150-room initial deployment. Community colleges are at the forefront of continuing and higher education and are absolutely key to expanding cost effective access to skills and knowledge nationwide.
As you might know, DMACC is one of the fastest growing community colleges in the country with over 700 faculty and serving over 70,000 students between its degree programs and extensive continuing education offerings. They offer online courses and small class sizes, experienced faculty, and innovative uses of technology. While they have campuses in and around Des Moines, Iowa, the communities they serve reach into very rural areas with long travel times to campus, making effective distance education much more important.
Chris Dawson, our Vice President of Business Development personally met Mark Steffen, the Director of Distance Learning for DMACC, who was thrilled with WizIQ. Mark said, “We were able to make WizIQ available to a significant percentage of our staff at a fraction the price of other virtual classroom solutions. We're going to be training our staff and then looking expand across the entire distance education faculty as we move to more synchronous course offerings."
We publicly announced this association a few days back. Here’s the press release: http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/-1558120.htm
We are really happy to be part of their continued push into high-quality, cost-effective learning, regardless of the distances involved for students and faculty. We want to thank all WizIQ members for extending your faith in us, which has empowered us to make collaborations like DMACC possible.