Wooclap reaches more than 100,000 teachers in more than 100 countriesWooclap, the start-up which specialises in interactive digital solutions for learning, has announced its platform now counts more than 100 000 teachers from universities and colleges in more than 100 countries. The online tool is available in six languages and allows students to use their smartphones to interact with their teacher in real-time. By making classes more fun, teachers can better draw students’ attention, better measure their understanding of material, and improve the impact of their teaching.
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.
Testimony of Bruno De Lièvre, professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Science of Education at UmonsBruno De Lièvre, professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Science of Education at the University of Mons, details his Wooclap experience “Wooclap at UMONS” I have been using active methods (cuadros games, TRC, …) to liven up large audiences for a few years now. My criteria of choice are: it has to be in service of student learning, easy to implement, and suitable for large groups (350–400 students)
Inviting curiosity and student involvement into the classroomWe met with Cindy Lopes-Bento, Assistant Professor at Maastricht University, to discuss the way she uses Wooclap to improve student involvement and curiosity during her classes How do you use Wooclap ? I use Wooclap to make my lectures more interactive. During a 2h lecture, my main objective is to keep students involved. To this end, I use different Wooclap questions to add some interaction between me and the students as well as among students themselves.
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.
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.
How to interact with an audience of more than 1,000 peopleOlivier Peeters, Head of Marketing & Innovation at BNP Paribas Fortis, shares his experience with Wooclap. What to remember from this meeting With an audience of over 1,000 people, Wooclap is a great way to grab the attention of participants 2 advantages: Wooclap brings interactivity and allows to measure the knowledge of the audience 2 ways to participate to get a maximum of answers: SMS or WEB (New Feature : QRcode).
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).
How to grab the attention of your students and create a better learning atmosphere?Wooclap has a wide range of applications, and depending on the context and the user, the platform might be used in a different way. Here are some of Audrey Dedonder’s tips and tricks, as well as her feedback about real time interaction in the classroom. Audrey Dedonder, Assistant professor at Parnasse-ISEI Audrey Dedonder, assistant professor at Parnasse-ISEI (Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci), explains her experience with Wooclap/
The University of Mons deploys Wooclap to boost its courses!University of Mons, is one of the many universities to have decided to generalise the use of Wooclap to boost its courses in auditoriums and small classes! On Friday, March 16th, the Pedagogical Support Service of UMONS organized the second Teachers’ Day. This day allowed to highlight and to make known to the community, the pedagogical innovations established by the teachers of UMONS to further improve the quality of the teaching which is provided there.
Wooclap integrates with 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.