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$50k Shindig Challenge

50K Shindig Challenge, a research initiative meant to improve the understanding of the efficacy of interactive video chat to create a more connected online student course experience. To help educators better understand the evolving potential of interactive video chat, Shindig will partner with 25-50 faculty members and/or course designers at higher education institutions to incorporate complimentary use of the Shindig platform into their online courses in the Spring, Summer or Fall semester of 2016. Participating educators will receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 and be asked to collect and report data concerning attitudes and perceived effectiveness of Shindig's platform.

Educator Participant Application:

Full Name: Title:
Email: Institution:

How many years have you been teaching at accredited higher education institutions?
How many years have you been teaching at your current institution?
How many students do you have or anticipate having enrolled in course for intended use?
Have you previously engaged in similar ed tech testing programs?
Do you play any role in your institutions adoption of technology solutions?
Please provide course title for intended use:
Have you taught this specific course in the past?
Course Start: Course End:
Intended number of sessions for this course?
What video chat teaching platform or enhancements have you used in the past? Check all that apply.
Adobe Connect Blackboard Collaborate
Google Hangouts NXPO
GoToWebinar Skype
Fuze newrow_
Blue Jeans Network WebEx
Zoom GoToTraining
Polycom Lifesize
I have not used a video conferencing tool in the past

In which capacity do you intend to utilize the Shindig platform? Check all that apply.
Traditional online course delivery Discussion groups
Office hours Study halls
Review sessions Test prep
Ad hoc class meetings MOOC Coursera
MOOC Edx MOOC Udacity
If other please explain:
Unsure need more information
How did you hear about the 50k Challenge?

For more information contact
Christopher Downs
Senior Director of Business Development - Higher Education