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Twitter + mini MOOCs = new social sharing called EdCasting

01 Jun

EdCast launches a “Twitter for education” with its new mini-MOOC social sharing platform

By Meris Stansbury

Screen image of EdCasting page.During the Future Learning 2020 Summit, EdCast–a personal learning network platform– announced what it says is a new social media platform that allows people to post mini-MOOCs, or video snippets of educational content; the new functionality is called “EdCasting.”

According to a news from the Stanford and EdCast-hosted Summit, EdCasting is a less formal version of online courses, and is akin to tweeting, “with the difference being that each post is based on a video or link that can be described without being limited to 140 characters.”

“Just as podcasting and Tweeting made it easier to share general content, EdCasting empowers everyone to share their knowledge and help create the new culture of lifelong learning in this knowledge economy,” said Karl Mehta, CEO and Founder of EdCast. “With EdCasting, you are just a button push away from being connected to subject experts.”

The launch of EdCasting includes 10 channels ranging from entrepreneurship, architecture, robotics, technology, and health, filled with insights from over 100 “globally renowned experts and influencers,” described the company in a press release.

[ Full article available at eCampus News: http://www.ecampusnews.com/technologies/edcasting-edcast-mooc-989/ ]

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Posted by on June 1, 2015 in MOOCs in the News

 

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