I’m an educator, teaching at Belfast School of Art, and I backed this project. I was sorry to see you miss your goal, not least as I’d backed the project and I saw a lot of value in it.
I’m sure you can make this work, and I think you could use Kickstarter again to realise your goals. (I ran a successful £25K Kickstarter, so I’m drawing on experience.)
I’d love to kick around a few ideas if you were interested. ‘Lecture in Progress’ addresses a lot of pain points in academia (I hate the word academia) and, if you reframe things a little I think you’d hit your goal.
My personal email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I really hope to hear from you.