- Vonage’s Video APIs are embedded within HeyHi’s online educational solutions
- Digital communications now a critical means of providing educational services in response to COVID-19
Holmdel, June 16th, 2020 – Singapore-based HeyHi, an interactive online educational platform, has chosen Vonage (NYSE:VG, news, filings), a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation, to power outstanding online classroom learning experiences to schools, learning centers, tuition centers and private tutors in Asia and North America.
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 simplifies the learning process using 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. HeyHi has 10,000 customers, with 100,000 engagements over the last three months.
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 easily 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.
“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. Vonage’s Video APIs can be easily integrated with our web application to deliver enhanced communications among our users,” said Yueh Mei, Founder/CEO of HeyHi.
HeyHi is used by teachers in schools, learning centers, tuition centers and private tutors. This includes Singapore-based ProLearn Tuition Centers and KidsExcel, teachers from Ai Tong School and Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School, as well as tutors of Seriously Addictive Mathematics (S.A.M) in Thailand, New Zealand and Canada.
The World Economic Forum says over 1.2 billion children in 186 countrieshave 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.
The EdTech industry is booming in Asia. Market Research reported that APAC will be the fastest growing region for the Learning Management System market with a CAGR of over 19.75% from 2019-2027.
“Vonage has been a worldwide leader in webRTC video solutions since the webRTC standard was established in 2012 and Vonage’s Communications Services Platform is powering the solutions of many of the world’s leading educational services, like HeyHi,” said Sunny Rao, Vonage Vice President and General Manager for the Asia Pacific region. “We are delighted to support HeyHi’s educational services across Singapore, United States, Canada, Vietnam and Thailand. We recognize the immediate need for agile online educational platforms such as HeyHi that support home-based learning, benefiting both students and teachers.”
Vonage’s Communications Services Platform has more than one million registered developers and offers a full suite of programmable voice, video, messaging, and email services to forward-thinking businesses throughout the Asia-Pacific market and worldwide. Through its partners, Vonage’s platform is at the center of many notable transformational projects in the region, and a de facto for startups.
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Vonage, (NASDAQ: VG) a global cloud communications leader, helps businesses accelerate their digital transformation. Vonage’s Communications Services Platform is fully programmable and allows for the integration of Video, Voice, Chat, Messaging and Verification into existing products, workflows and systems. Vonage’s fully programmable unified communications and contact center applications are built from the Vonage platform and enable companies to transform how they communicate and operate from the office or anywhere, providing enormous flexibility and ensuring business continuity.
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HeyHi empowers online teaching with video conferencing for live communications and a powerful interactive whiteboard for collaboration. Communication and collaboration bring about engaged and meaningful learning in a live online environment. It is designed with deep pedagogy in mind by a team who collectively has more than 25 years of experience in teaching, curriculum planning, assessment and educational policy, and supported by a highly-skilled and rigorous tech team. Together, their passion to bring affordable and accessible education through live-online teaching propels the team to continuously iterate and make HeyHi better each day.
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