"Excellence in Higher Education" Conference Held by IIT Delhi, WizIQ was Virtual Classroom Partner

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A conference, “Excellence in Higher Education” was hosted by the Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi, in India, on 1-3 April 2011. WizIQ.com, an official sponsor of the event, was chosen as the Virtual Classroom Partner to stream the conference live to attendees worldwide.

The “Excellence in Higher Education” conference was hosted by the Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi, on 1-3 April 2011. WizIQ, an online education platform, and an official sponsor of the event, was chosen as the Virtual Classroom Partner to stream the conference live, to attendees worldwide. The conference saw 130 papers being presented in 3 parallel tracks over 3 days. In total, there were more than 300 delegates from 192 colleges/universities including IIMs and IITs. The number of attendance was close to 1000 in 3 days of the Conference.

The Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi, regularly researches the issues of excellence in teaching, and has made significant contributions to the academic world. The department strongly encourages research, investigation, and discourse that furthers the cause of 'Excellence in Higher Education.'

The objective of this conference was to showcase the technological advances in the field of education that are addressing three major challenges facing higher education, namely reach, equity and excellence. This conference immersed participants in the research, controlled experiments, experiences and best practices that are emerging nationally and globally.

Conference Themes
Some of the themes at the conference were:
●    Establishing global linkages
●    The open classroom
●    The transformational teacher
●    Envisioning change

WizIQ also launched an online course on the conference to make it accessible to anyone who wanted to access it virtually and synchronously. This course represents a great opportunity for educators worldwide to discuss, share, and have their questions answered on the critical educational issues addressed at the conference. The course is available at: http://go.wiziq.com/1zh7

About WizIQ
With over 5000 organizations, 100,000 teachers and more than a million learners world-wide, WizIQ, an online teaching and learning platform, has been making rapid progress in the e-learning space with a view to make education available to all, challenging the time and distance barriers that stand in the way of authentic, quality learning. WizIQ’s web-based educational services enable students, teachers, and tutors to connect, regardless of geographic location, and create new learning opportunities beyond the conventional classroom. WizIQ has offices in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Chandigarh, Hyderabad, India. For more information, visit http://www.wiziq.com.

About EduExcellence
EduExcellence was started by a group of IITians in December 2008 with a desire to contribute to the field of education by introducing a new culture of constant learning. Today the organization has access to education practices being followed in various countries and have touched the lives of more than 500 school principals and hundreds of teachers. EduExcellence is working on core issues like value education, innovative pedagogy, IT implementation, leadership, faculty training and student development.

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