We don’t often post about things that aren’t Zelda news on here, but this one is worth a mention. For two years, we’ve worked hard on something secret – and it has absolutely nothing to do with video games. That’s right! Go figure. We’re finally opening it up to the public, and we want you guys to be the first with access to it.

We’re taking the wraps off GoodSemester, a service that we think is going to change the way people learn. It lets you do live, collaborative note taking, hold private study groups, complete team projects, hand in assignments, run an entire class, and even run an entire school, right from your web browser – for free.

Why go from video games to education? Video games do teach us – but in very different ways than we’re used to. You’ve likely never felt like you were learning something while solving puzzles in Skyward Sword. After spending eons playing Zelda games, and being students ourselves, we thought we could use those concepts to vastly improve education. Video games inspire a lot of what goes on in GoodSemester. And, trust us, it completely changes how you work and learn in school. We think it’s awesome.

So, like we said: we want to give every single person on Zelda Universe access to GoodSemester. So go sign up with the invite code GS<3ZELDA – it’s got unlimited uses, so you can even spread it around! And let us know what you think in the comments. We’re stupidly proud to finally let people use GoodSemester and can’t wait to see how it changes education.

  • My college's school-wise system is AWFUL, and the administration is currently looking for a new one. Hopefully they'll pick this one up, since it can do so many different things!

    Plus, gotta love the Zelda-themed invite code. ^.^

  • ThrowdownN64

    Hopefully this means we will see moar Jason!

  • N_S

    That's pretty incredible. I haven't even checked it out yet, but judging from the article, i'm already taken away. The fact that a Zelda community staff just created a major teaching/learning tool blows you away. I really hope it takes off!

    • Jason Rappaport

      Thanks! Spread the word πŸ˜€ we hope it takes off, too, but it needs your help!

  • TSoC

    I'd like to point out that one time fee of $25.00 for four months doesn't make much sense seeing as one month is only $5.00…

    • Jason Rappaport

      Yeah, we got a lot of comments on this and, based on feedback, we've eliminated the four-month plans. It's just monthly now. Simpler πŸ™‚

  • trinity waffles

    This is pretty cool. I think we'll be learning more with this.

  • Nick

    The signup isn't working, when I click Sign me up! after entering my information the page just refreshes.

    • Jason Rappaport

      We shall look into it!

  • Snow_Leopard

    So, I signed up for it with the invite. I have looked at the plans page, but from what I can tell so far, my account is currently free?

    • Jason Rappaport

      Yup! Basic accounts are free if you're invited. You can upgrade at any time though. It supports us! πŸ˜€ (And ZU by proxy since GS now funds ZU)

      • Snow_Leopard

        Ah, good to know! I might see about upgrading in the future.

        • Jason Rappaport

          YEAH! πŸ˜€ when you upgrade, all of our staff can buy ramen noodles. Yum.

  • Ill take a look at this .. my grades need some improving

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