ATLANTA, March 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — We are in the midst of a health crisis with a growing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 here in the US. It is affecting millions of people around the world and the numbers increase daily. China, Japan, South Korea, Italy, France, Germany, Iran, and others are taking emergency actions to prevent the disease from spreading further. Schools and universities are working to identify emergency response plans that include ways to provide a live classroom environment without putting students at risk. The fear and disruption of everyday life is causing a lot of anxiety.
“I know there is a lot of anxiety as we all make preparations to handle this emergency health crisis. I am in awe of the diligence, commitment, and courage shown by the health-care professionals who are treating those directly affected and the professionalism, leadership, and expertise shown by those in charge of preparing the public. It has been nothing less than inspiring to see our communities work together as they should.
At Jigsaw, our goal is to change how the world learns and collaborates. Technology allows us to quickly modify how we connect. Using Jigsaw’s virtual intelligent classroom offers teachers and students the ability to have live classes without the risk of infection at a time when it’s important to err on the side of safety.
We, at Jigsaw, believe that supporting our communities is part of our social responsibility. As an organization focused on providing the best virtual classroom experience, we continuously strive to ensure our communities’ needs are met. At a time when school administrators need to quickly respond and find a way to maintain critical class time, Jigsaw is committed to helping our schools by giving them our virtual classroom software as we navigate this epidemic together.”
–Josette Fleszar, CEO
Brick and mortar schools are prime locations for the transmission of viruses but when they are closed, even temporarily, there is a disruption in students’ education. While some schools may use an online program as an alternative, these options require students to be self-motivated and to work in isolation. The disruption to the normal classroom environment can cause students to fall behind.
Jigsaw Is Giving Schools Their Virtual Classroom Software to Help Them with Emergency Preparedness Plans.
Jigsaw Interactive is giving our intelligent virtual classroom to all brick and mortar schools to use from today through the end of the 2019/20 school year. Along with the many teaching/learning tools that Jigsaw offers, all schools will receive training and technical support during the program offering.
Jigsaw Interactive is the only fully functional, multi-dimensional HTML5/WebRTC virtual learning and collaboration software. That means it’s easy to use, secure, does not require any downloads and works on a wide variety of devices and all modern browsers.
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