Since launching Learnist, tens-of-thousands of people have requested invites and joined our restricted beta group. Beta customers of Learnist have created an awesome community and content. Customer feedback prompted us to immediately develop mobile apps. In just a few months, we’ve built Learnist for the iPhone and Learnist for the iPad. We hope you enjoy these apps. Below is a press release sharing the details of the product announcement. We’ll update this post with news coverage of this announcement.
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Grockit Unlocks Mobile Social Learning: ‘Learnist’ App for iPhone and iPad Available Now
New Apps feature rich multimedia lessons curated by experts, teachers and learners everywhere
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — August 30, 2012 – Grockit(TM), the social learning company that introduced Learnist(TM) in May 2012, today announced that its popular people-curated, social learning application will enable mobile social learning experiences via Learnist for the iPhone(R) and Learnist for the iPad(R).
“From the beginning, Learnist was designed with mobility in mind. The Retina displays of the iPhone and iPad make for an unparalleled learning experience, and the fact that so many millions of people have these devices with them all the time means just that many more opportunities for collaboration and creation,” says Grockit founder Farbood Nivi.
The ‘Learnist for (the) iPhone’ App makes it easy to use the high-resolution camera to capture images that you can instantly sequence into a how-to guide or lesson. Share your lesson with anyone and collaborate with your readers. Learnist on the iPhone can even use GPS to show your location on learnings that use maps. You can also browse and learn from thousands of topics created and curated by other Learnist members.
The ’Learnist for (the) iPad’ App is optimized for learning from the thousands of topics curated by experts, teachers, and other members. The, long battery-life, large stunning display and LTE capabilities make multimedia, interactive and collaborative learning available from almost anywhere at anytime. Browse and learn about topics including Art & Design, Education, Food & Drinks, Travel & Places, Sports and more.
“Whether it’s in the classroom, the workplace or the home, people learn best when they do it together and often when they are sharing a computer or tablet screen,” says Roy Gilbert, Grockit CEO. “Our goal is to help people learn from and teach each other with the incredibly rich educational resources found all over the internet. Our new mobile apps make it fun for Learnist users to do this.”
Update on Learnist
In a two-month-long, invite-only beta of the Learnist web application, tens-of-thousands of people joined Learnist sharing expert knowledge focused on a wide range of academic and casual learning topics. Notably, several thousand American teachers joined Learnist, creating “Learnboards” covering 100% of the new Common Core academic standards for public school grades 7-12. And, influential non-academic experts are adopting Learnist, including best-selling author of Lean Startup, Eric Ries and fashion designer Melissa Fleis, popular contestant on reality TV series Project Runway.
To request an invitation to Learnist, please visit Learni.st or download Learnist for the iPad or Learnist for the iPhone on the Apple(R) App Store(SM), here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learnist/id522850398
Grockit was founded to improve academic achievement and extend learning outside of the classroom by advancing online social learning as the dominant instructional design. Applying adaptive learning algorithms and innovative social networking and online gaming technologies, Grockit and Learnist users discover a fun and engaging learning experience. Founded in 2007 by Farb Nivi, a former Teacher of the Year for The Princeton Review and academic director at Kaplan, Grockit is headquartered in San Francisco and has received funding from Atlas Venture, Benchmark Capital, Integral Capital Partners, GSV Capital, NewSchools Ventures and prominent angel investors including Reid Hoffman (founder, LinkedIn) and Mark Pincus (founder and CEO, Zynga). For more information, please visit www.grockit.com.
* Grockit(TM) and Learnist(TM) are trademarks of Grockit, Inc. Apple(R), iPhone(R), iPad(R), iTunes Store(R) are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the respective property of their owners.