But a new network aims to change that. EdCast — which makes learning social — allows its users to absorb short-form “knowledge bites” written and curated by 100 experts, educators and influencers in different fields spanning architecture, technology, robotics and food sciences.
“Think of it as a Twitter for knowledge,” says founder and CEO Karl Mehta, himself a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow and TEDx veteran. “Just like you go on Twitter three to five times a day to catch up on the news, you can check EdCast from your smartphone, get these tidbits on the latest research, findings or insights from the top influencers and academics, and learn something new and valuable in minutes.”
But theStanford StartX company hopes to do far more than teach people stuff.“We want to create a whole new culture of lifelong learning,” says Mehta.