Browser-based video editor offers free subscriptions for education – Campus Technology
Browser-based video editor offers free educational subscriptions
Kapwing now offers free subscriptions for educational users of its browser-based video editing software, which works on all platforms, including Chromebooks.
Kapwing for education is a free version of the premium video editing tool. Primary and secondary schools and higher education institutions are eligible for free licenses. Bundle licenses are also free for education.
“Serving students and teachers has been one of the northern stars of my work at Kapwing,” Katherine Mayer, product manager for Kapwing for Education, said in a statement. “Before joining the team, I worked as an English teacher for two years at a high school just outside Madrid in Spain, where I learned firsthand how digital learning tools are powerful for teachers and students. I’m excited to see how the education community is harnessing the power of video creation for learning with Kapwing!”
Kapwing launched its web offering in 2019 and, according to the company, now sees more than 1,200 students a day signing up for its service. The software allows students and educators “to record presentations, make group video projects, make collages, design worksheets, cut YouTube videos, and create all types of multimedia projects. Kapwing allows creators to edit videos together in real time and offers various AI-powered tools that simplify editing, such as an automatic captioning tool.To help teachers get started, Kapwing has a a library of teaching resources and templates and a popular YouTube channel.
You will find more information and a registration form at the Kapwing website.
David Nagel is Editorial Director of 1105 Media’s Education Technology Group and Managing Editor of The newspaper and STEAM Universe. A 29-year veteran of publishing, Nagel has edited or contributed to dozens of publications on technology, art, and business.