Zoho launches online education app

We are systematically increasing India exposure and want to solve local problems.

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Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd, a software as a service (SaaS) firm has launched a new app and other initiatives to meet the demand for online education arising out of the disruption caused by the covid-19 outbreak in India. On Wednesday, Sridhar Vembu, chief executive officer (CEO) and co-founder of Chennai-based Zoho Corption said, the current global trade system may not continue. We are trying to improve our domestic market penetration. We are systematically increasing India exposure and want to solve local problems.

The company has launched Zoho Classes, an app that enables schools and colleges to connect with their students online. The app allows teachers to upload courses, broadcast live classes and share assignments while students can view videos and connect with teachers directly.

Zoho Classes will ensure privacy and safety of its users and the firm is offering the app for free to all government schools in India. For other schools, it is free for up to 100 students. Another app, Zoho ShowTime, facilitates virtual collaborative learning and interactive events, which trainers and educators can use. It is also offering an app for online meetings and webinars, Zoho Meeting, free for three months to government bodies.

The Zoho Creator Covid-19 App Programme helps non-profit firms, government bodies and communities that are working on initiatives such as patient monitoring or food distribution. The company is also extending free licences of Zoho Desk, a customer support software, to all state governments. Zoho said these apps are built in India and run on Indian data centers, adhering to all privacy and security practices.

 

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