You know, when a lot of people meet me and Cody in person, they’re often surprised that we’re not the biggest Zelda-touting nerds on the planet (we are, we’re just delightfully reserved). But sometimes, there’s a time and place for things that aren’t Zelda – and that is right now. Because right now, I want to introduce something incredible that we’ve been working on.
I (aka Jason), ex-webmaster of ZU Scott Smallback (aka Tohopekaliga on the forums), and current code wizard Kyle (aka Vero on the forums) have been working for over a year on a super-secret project. That project is called GoodSemester, and we’re hoping that it’s going to revolutionize education as we know it.
In short, GoodSemester is a tool to help you work live with classmates, teach and connect with students, manage your entire academic life, and just get work done – wherever you or your classes are. It’s got crazy built-in note sharing, groupwork tools, a huge question and answer system, and a ton more. And anyone can sign on and make a course about anything, to teach anything, then invite anyone into it to do work together with them.
I could go on forever about it, but it’s probably easier to check out the new site we just put up today, as well as our blog, Facebook and Twitter, which we’ll be using to announce new features and talk about the future of education.
We want GoodSemester in the hands of students, professors, and schools at a bunch of schools when the school year begins. So keep an eye out – and, if you’re interested, cast a vote for your school to be a launch school. And get a few friends and estranged uncles to cast a vote, too.
Spread the word that change is coming to education as we know it – from the guys that brought you Zelda Universe.