- EdCasting, a new social sharing platform from EdCast, lets people create handles, follow others, and engage in lifelong learning with bite-sized content.
- According to eCampus News, the concept combines elements of Twitter and massive open online courses to offer a feed of short videos and other educational content to subscribers.
- EdCasting launched with 10 channels, compartmentalizing its feeds by topics that include food science, sustainable development, music, ed tech, nuclear security, and robotics.
EdCasting is available to users on laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Even without subscribing, one can sift through the content, watching short videos or following links to published articles. When a user creates a handle and interacts with the community, it allows the network to start tailoring content to his or her interests. The purely educational content represents a new step in the knowledge-sharing economy, meeting people where they already are: social media. How quickly EdCasting takes off, and how it might also integrate with EdCast's personal learning networks, will be interesting to see.