Startup supports education offering free software for virtual classes
Finally it is possible to learn together again with the online application ‘netclass’
Dresden, May 25th 2020
Since March 25th the Startup Kuravisma is presenting a new free alternative for e-learning, in response to the loss of conventional classes. They are receiving an enthusiastic response, with over 4.100 registrations already completed. Teachers and pupil from Germany, Switzerland and Belgium are practicing live online class in virtual classrooms.
Students are currently learning and working on assignments and studies alone. Parents have to take on the job as tutors, and teachers are losing the important connection they have to their classes. The corona virus is currently putting education in a state of emergency. In order to support parents, students and teachers as much as possible in these unusual times, the startup Kuravisma has decided to offer every teacher a free virtual classroom via netclass. This app allows life to return back to normal a bit, as teachers can continue their lessons, Q&A sessions and important exam preparation in an online virtual classroom from anywhere.
In their first weeks after going live on March 25th, more than 4.100 teachers from Germany and other european countries are teaching in the virtual classroom netclass. “This confirms our commitment to providing teachers and students a simple and efficient solution to online learning. With netclass we can master the current situation together. We are proud to do our part and contribute what we can to improve the current conditions together,” says Dr. Christian Bohner, CEO.
A first user survey shows teachers use netclass mainly to teach the school subjects mathematics and languages like German and English. 98% would recommend netclass to their colleagues. The Startup Kuravisma already got ideas how to integrate the virtual classroom into usual presence lessons. For example, for cross-school language teaching in less requested offers, to compensate the loss of classes and as digital interactive teaching support.
How does the virtual classroom work?
Every teacher can register free of charge at net-class.com. Teaching materials can then be uploaded to the cloud library, and shared with the class. All materials can be viewed and edited during each online lesson. Teachers can make important changes and mark-ups. They can also add notes and draw on individual slides. After each lesson, all students can view and download or email the taught materials as a digital transcript in PDF form.’netclass‘ is a virtual classroom, and hosted on German servers. No matter where teachers and students are when the class takes place: They can now teach–and be taught–online. The software requires no prior installation, and enables interactive and communicative didactic lessons from A to Z. On the homepage, www.net-class.com, you will find all relevant information about the virtual classroom, and can also ask the Kuravisma team any questions you may have.
netclass is a Kuravisma GmbH project. The focus of the start-up, which was established in 2018, is educational technology.