Singapore-based HeyHi, an interactive online educational platform, is collaborating with Vonage, a business cloud communications provider, to provide online classroom learning experiences to schools, learning centers, tuition centers and private tutors in Asia and North America.
This comes as digital communications are now critical in providing educational services impacted by COVID-19
HeyHi’s platform offers a fully interactive whiteboard with unlimited writing space and multiple screens, designed for interactive real-time, online learning. With an easy-to-use interface that allows use of video, screen sharing, and instant messaging, it is compatible with any device and suitable for students of all ages.
Vonage’s Video APIs are embedded within HeyHi’s web application to facilitate and support its one-to-one online math tutoring platform – iMath – as well as other one-to-many online classroom sessions.
For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, HeyHi is offering its online education solutions for free to support teachers, parents and students. With schools and educational institutions closed in most nations, teachers, tutors and students need a robust online educational platform to provide an effective learning environment.
Vonage’s Communications Services Platform allows developers to build innovative communication experiences – from SMS to voice to video and beyond – directly into their existing applications and devices. Embedding the Vonage Video APIs within HeyHi’s solutions enables enhanced communications between teachers and students.
Online educational platforms assuage COVID-19 impact
The World Economic Forum says over 1.2 billion children in 186 countries have been adversely impacted by school closures during COVID-19. At the same time there has been a significant rise in online learning tools and applications.
“In light of COVID-19, online educational platforms are more essential than ever. HeyHi provides flexible and uninterrupted educational services for continued learning; high-quality video and screen sharing services are critical to that,” said said Liu Yueh Mei, Founder/CEO of HeyHi.
Sunny Rao, Vonage Vice President and General Manager for the Asia Pacific region expressed delight at supporting HeyHi’s educational services. “We recognize the immediate need for agile online educational platforms such as HeyHi that support home-based learning, benefiting both students and teachers,” he concluded.