I’m really excited to share a big update to Learnist with you today. There are a lot of user experience enhancements and features in this release for iPhone, iPad and the web — here are some of the ones we think you’ll really love.
Personalized Learning Feed – Here’s a video that shows you how the Personalized Learning Feed works. It’s for everyone. Whether it’s your first-ever visit to Learnist or your seventh visit of the day, you’re going to see a whole new experience that starts with Learnist asking what you want to learn about and that leads to your own feed with content on the topics you want to learn about, from the people you want to learn from.
BBC on Learnist – (see release below). The BBC is bringing some of its 100 years worth of media into Learnist on topics from science to society. We’re super excited about seeing incredible media brands like the BBC begin using Learnist to organize and share their great content. You can even mashup BBC’s Learnist content onto your own boards.
And, of course, your feedback has led to more improvements in Learnist. You can find out about all the latest changes to Learnist as they happen by following our ‘What’s New on Learnist’ board.
Later today, we’ll update this post with news coverage of this release and our BBC partnership. We’re already working on the next big release. We’ve got some cool new ways to learn about what’s around you when it’s relevant.
Release: Grockit and BBC Worldwide Announce Pilot Featuring BBC Earth Content on Learnist
(BUSINESS WIRE) Social learning company Grockit, announced today that BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has become the latest partner to offer content for its social learning platform, Learnist. BBC Worldwide has curated a BBC Earth multimedia board, as part of a new “Earth Science” category on Learnist. This offers fans of environment and life sciences the opportunity to interact with a host of BBC Earth content.
“We developed Learnist to bring personalized online social learning to millions of curious people around the world,” says Roy Gilbert, CEO of Grockit. “We’re thrilled to be working with BBC Worldwide to share their content with our thriving community of expert content curators and life-long learners.”
Launched in late May of 2012, Learnist lets people easily curate and organize online content to help people learn from and teach each other about a wide range of academic and casual learning topics.
“BBC Worldwide is always seeking new opportunities to pilot our content on new innovative social platforms in order to gain a greater understanding of how particular content is received and used by new audiences,” says Jenny Fielding, Head of Digital Ventures at BBC Worldwide. “We are delighted to be trailing a selection of our earth and science content with Learnist and its growing base of fans from teachers to students and life-long learners.”
Today’s announcement follows the recent partnership with Discovery Communications, Inc. More details on that partnership can be found on Grockit’s Official Blog here.