Through an exciting collaboration between the LT Media Lab (LTML) and the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Minnesota, The Flipgrid video-based online discussion and reflection environment is now for free to all university faculty, instructors, and staff.
In the past 11 months since the launch of Flipgrid in CEHD, more than 100,000 video responses have been recorded, viewed, liked, and shared within Flipgrid! In addition, Flipgrid has journeyed far beyond the traditional classroom walls and has found a new home with community groups, research organizations, corporations, MOOCs, youth groups, religious settings, creative firms, hospitals, conferences...and many more new users each day.
Flipgrid is an online and mobile (free iPad App now available in the App store) environment in which teachers create grids of short discussion-style questions that students respond to through webcam-recorded videos. Flipgrid boosts community and social presence in face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms by bringing the back row to the front, ultimately giving your students a voice. In addition, Flipgrid is a wonderful tool for online research groups, student discussion groups, and creative new uses that are sparked each day. To learn more about Flipgrid, visit http://flipgrid.com.
To sign up, visit http://flipgrid.com/umn and review the free license terms. Then, enter your name, your email, and select your academic department to activate your free Flipgrid account for the 2013-2014 academic calendar year.