Personalized learning comes to EdCast with Cerego partnership
- EdCast and Cerego announced a personalized learning partnership Tuesday at TransformingEDU 2015 in Las Vegas.
- With the partnership, Cerego's memory management tool for personalized learning will be incorporated into EdCast's Knowledge Cloud platform for MOOCs (massive open online courses), SPOCs (small private online courses), and credit and certification courses.
- The two companies previously collaborated on the Ebola Education Portal for medical and academic experts.
EdCast, a startup in the Stanford StartX accelerator, clearly isn't resting on its laurels after getting off to a good start in 2014. CEO and founder Karl Mehta has proposed the concept of the multiversity as key to facilitating university collaboration and fending off MOOC disruption, and his company's "Knowledge Platforms" give institutions a brandable environment for online learning content like MOOCs. A partnership made in October with the Open Education Constortium significantly expanded its partner institutions, and it has also already launched a food-related online learning portal with Michigan State.
With Cerego's personalized learning expertise, EdCast's products and services will likely become that much more valuable, and worth keeping an eye on as 2015 progresses.
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