The world’s leading providers of online and offline learning are now offering a new service for kids that will let them connect with their teachers and other students through a shared classroom.
The education connection service, called Teaching Time, allows students to connect with teachers through a virtual classroom, which students can explore and work with, and will allow them to make videos and share their own lessons.
The service is free and available to parents and students across the United States and Canada.
The company, which was founded by former Amazon Prime Video chief executive Tony Hsieh, also recently announced a partnership with Netflix to make its video lessons available on the streaming service.
The program is a new way to connect kids with teachers and their peers through the internet.
Parents can register with Teaching Time and then choose one of their online classrooms, a teacher or a friend or family member to join the learning session, according to the company.
The teacher will also have access to a shared work space for working through a video.
Teaching Time is being built by the online learning provider Coursera, which makes an online curriculum that is offered by more than 200 colleges and universities.
Courseras goal is to “revolutionize learning through education.”
Teaching time uses the Courserab platform to offer virtual classrooms where students can work on video lessons, and teachers can also upload their own work to be used in teaching time.
The curriculum also includes a list of resources students can use to help them learn, and links to resources like textbooks, online courses, video lessons and more.
The video lessons are then uploaded to Courseraa.tv and students can download the lessons for free to view on their devices.
The company says that, with the new service, it will be possible for parents to use Teaching Time with their children, and they will have a shared workspace for working and sharing video lessons.
Teachers and students in the virtual classroom will have access, via a virtual interface, to access a teacher’s personal Facebook page and to access video lessons from the Courseya platform.
Courseyab will provide teachers with videos and video lessons as well as classroom resources, such as textbooks and curriculum materials, that are freely available for teachers to use.
Teacher-student interaction is already an important part of learning, and the new technology could make teaching more comfortable and productive for parents, said Michelle Wertheim, the company’s president.
Teachings could also allow students to communicate with teachers directly, as parents can now communicate with their students on a teacher-student basis through Courseraparty.
Teached time, which will launch in the fall of 2019, will be available for both U.S. and Canadian users, with more countries to follow.
Coursea also plans to roll out Teaching Time for education partners in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.