In Grockit Answers, interactions happen around video lectures, and participants ask and answer questions about specific points in the lecture. Since every question is attached to a specific point in time in the video, Grockit Answers displays a question and its answers at the point in the lecture that they are most relevant. And since the things that confuse you are likely to be the same things that confuse others, you'll find that answers to your own questions pop up on the screen just as you're starting to get confused.
Grockit Answers was built with the Popcorn.js HTML5 media framework, jQuery, MongoDB, Sinatra, and an assortment of APIs from Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and Grockit.
Are you interested in building learning tools like this one? Grockit is hiring!
Please send any questions about Grockit Answers to Ari Bader-Natal (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Enhance the videos used in your online curriculum by wrapping each video in its own Question & Answer discussion. Grockit Answers is more than simply a way to reconnect learners, it's a way to connect learning. You can't raise a hand to get an immediate answer to a question in a self-paced online course, but we've figured out the next-best thing: how to meaningfully time-shift just-in-time peer assistance. We're calling this pseudo-synchronous collaboration.
To find out what this would look like for your school, contact us:
We are in the process of preparing various ways for you to Grockit Answers into your own platform.