Jigsaw Academy Takes Virtual Learning to New Heights – Leverages Technology to Deliver State-of-the-Art Online Training in SAS and Data Science

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World over, virtual learning seems to be taking over from more traditional classroom training approaches. Jigsaw Academy, pioneers in online analytics and data science training, leverages cutting edge technology to successfully improve the portable classroom experience for its students across the world.

'Virtual classrooms allow for the concept of ‘team teaching. A class at Jigsaw Academy could have students from different continents and could be taught by two instructors from two different countries”, says Gaurav Vohra, CEO of Jigsaw.

Jigsaw Academy, founded in 2011, has fast become a world-renowned SAS, Analytics and Data Science virtual training academy. Their success lies in the cutting-edge technology they use, to reach their students, who are spread out across the seven continents. Thanks to advancements in digital media, digital communication and digital bandwidth, Jigsaw Academy is able to deliver state-of-the-art virtual analytics training, at a fraction of traditional cost.

Jigsaw’s virtual classrooms push the boundaries of traditional classroom engagement, bringing a ‘wow factor’ to the learning environment. Virtual classrooms are learning environments that use computer software, the Internet or both to deliver instruction to students. They are enjoying increasing popularity, particularly among nontraditional students whose work or personal schedules do not allow for conventional classroom study. By bringing the classes to the students, it eliminates travel time and removes geographical constraints. “This technology also allows for the concept of ‘team teaching’. A class at Jigsaw Academy could have students from different continents, and could be taught by two instructors from two different countries," says Gaurav Vohra, CEO of Jigsaw. "We are able to get the best industry experts from around the globe, to share their knowledge with learners from all over the world," continues Vohra.

An additional benefit of the virtual classroom, is its ability to record all lectures so that students can view them at any time. “Our students never have to worry about missing a class," says Sarita Digumarti, co-founder and faculty at Jigsaw. Jigsaw’s virtual classrooms also offer audio, video and text interaction between faculty and students, wherein students can ask questions verbally or by using the built-in chat functionality.

“We also think it’s important that our students have access to a plethora of resources that enhance all aspects of their learning, not only during the course but long after as well. That is why we equip our students with a lot of supplementary aids, in the form of video lectures, e-books, white papers and a list of online resources,” continued Sarita.

Jigsaw Academy provides training on data science tools, such as SAS, R, Hadoop and Excel using virtual labs. Jigsaw Academy provides its students with access to a remote server with all the software installed. The server can be accessed via a remote desktop connection, allowing students the flexibility and convenience to attend the lab sessions from any machine with an internet connection.

As Jigsaw Academy continues taking the portable classroom approach to new heights, their students appreciate not only the high standard of training that they deliver, but also reap the benefits of a cross cultural and diverse student community that virtual training brings. With scores of satisfied customers Jigsaw seems to have a winning model. Subhajyoti R, Professor at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, who recently completed Jigsaw’s foundation course endorsed it by saying, “The ‘virtual class room’ technology at Jigsaw Academy is so great, that you don't miss not being in a class room. I would recommend this course to anyone who has some interest in Analytics. You will be on the right track if you start here.”

About the company

Jigsaw Academy is a first of its kind online learning academy that provides industry-relevant e-training and education in the field of data science and analytics to develop business-ready professionals. It’s carefully-designed courses are a unique blend of statistics, statistical tools and industry knowledge, all taught through real life examples.
Website: http://www.jigsawacademy.com
Blog: http://www.analyticstraining.com

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