Wooclap raises €1.4 million to better captivate studentsWooclap, the interactive platform which facilitates in-class student participation, recently closed a funding round to help it reach its objective of leading the European market within the next two years. The company raised €1.4 million from Alain Dehaze (CEO of The Adecco Group), Pierre-Olivier Beckers (former CEO of Delhaize), and its previous investors. 60 000 convinced teachers in more than 100 countries Launched in early 2015 by Sébastien Lebbe (CEO) and Jonathan Alzetta (CTO), the start-up’s EdTech platform is currently used by more than 60,000 teachers in more than 100 countries.
Wooclap in Brazilian PortugueseWhile travelling around the world during summer holidays, Wooclap met some lovely Brazilian people, who offered to teach it their native language. Eager to learn, and not being one to ignore a challenge, the platform got to studying, and though it may not yet have completely mastered the language, Brazilian users can expect to be greeted with a friendly “Olá” pretty soon. Once perfected, this will be Wooclap’s seventh language, having already learned French, Dutch, English, German, Spanish, and Russian in the past three and a half years.
Wooclap becomes free for K-12 schoolsWe’re pleased to announce that our platform has become free for K-12 schools. Why did we choose to do so? By giving teachers free access, we want to contribute to what is most likely going to be the greatest challenge in years to come, namely the rise of technology in education. We do not believe teachers will become obsolete, but rather that their role in education must evolve. Rather than imparting knowledge for students to passively register, teachers will guide their students along the learning process.
Education is the most difficult sector to automateAutomation is disrupting industries and the employment sector by putting a lot of people out of work. According to the BBC, “up to 800 million global workers will lose their jobs by 2030 and be replaced by robotic automation” (29 November 2017,http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42170100). However, this might not be the case for the sector of education; a report by McKinsey & Co pointed out that from all the analysed sectors, the technical feasibility of automation in education is at the bottom of the list.
Good Wooclap Hunting!We made it 🙌! Wooclap is being launched on Product Hunt TODAY, and we’d like to invite you all to share our excitement! Btw: Big up to Bram Kanstein for launching us ❤! For those among you who don’t know, Product hunt is a website that launches the best and newest products on a daily basis. It’s a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.
The startup company Wooclap is working with Microsoft to make PowerPoint interactiveIn early 2015, Wooclap launched its platform and took part in one of the Microsoft Innovation Center’s programmes. Its founders wanted to use technology to promote interaction between higher education teachers and students in an innovative way. How? By answering questions using one’s own device. Three years and tens of thousands of users later, Wooclap is announcing the next step in its collaboration with Microsoft. What can Wooclap do? Wooclap is an online platform, on which teachers can create questions to ask their students during class.
Wooclap's Integration into Office 365!In the spirit of the interaction we strive to introduce in classrooms and conference halls everywhere, let us ask you a couple of questions. Are you tired of PowerPoint presentations being a one-way street? Would you like to grant your slides the ability to draw information from your audience in real-time? If you reckon this sounds like some bad infomercial broadcasted on unknown TV channels in the middle of the day, then you know we’re about to offer a solution to all your problems - or at least the ones we’ve mentioned.
Здравствуйте to our Russian users!Trying to keep up with Wooclap’s ever-growing fan club, we’re proud to announce that its entire platform is now available in Russian! This is already the sixth language Wooclap has learned, in half as many years. Experts say it may one day even create its very own language, a combination of cheers (woo’s) and applause (claps) that would render any obstacle to global communication and understanding speechless (pun very much intended).
Wooclap integrates Moodle to simplify your classroomMany among you asked us to do it, and we just did! Users will now be able to import questionnaires from Moodle to Wooclap, and vice-versa. Thank you to all the teachers and pedagogical engineers who continuously help us with the development of our platform. We strive to answer every one of your needs, by offering you the greatest possible tool. To that end, other integrations will soon be unveiled.
Wooclap’s Brand NEW releases!The Wooclap team is kicking off 2018 with several exciting product updates & new features 🤩 ! All of these have been designed to make our platform even more powerful, awesome and enjoyable to use. Matching Prioritisation Sorting Fill in the blanks Many other NEW features will follow SOON, such as a MAJOR redesign of the interface, so keep an eye open 😉 ! As always, let us know if you have any suggestions.