Flipgrid, the Learning Technologies Media Lab’s video-based discussion and reflection tool, was selected as an honoree in three categories for this year’s Webby Awards. The categories are Web Education, Mobile Education and Reference, and Social Education and Discovery.
Flipgrid was developed to enable teachers to create short, discussion-oriented questions that students respond to through recorded videos. Since its launch, over 600,000 teachers and students, community groups, corporate teams, research organizations, and individuals looking to boost social presence in their online discussions have utilized Flipgrid.
The Webby Awards is the leading international award program honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) — a 1,000+ member judging body that includes Executive Members comprised of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals. The 2014 Webby judging body received more than 12,000 nominations from over 60 countries and all 50 states and generated over 900 million media impressions worldwide.
The Flipgrid team will be attending the awards ceremony in New York City as an honoree on May 19. Visit the Flipgrid website to learn more and get started, and visit the LT Media Lab’s website to learn more about other upcoming and ongoing projects. For Learning Technologies academic programs, visit the Learning Technologies program area page in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.