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
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
"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
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.
Learnist was launched in May 2012 to encourage people to learn from and
teach each other about a wide range of academic and casual learning
topics. Users can curate digital and online resources into a media-rich
board, called a Learn Board, to share their expert knowledge. Since the
launch in May 2012, Learnist content and utility have developed quickly.
Currently, 100 percent of US Common Core Standards for grades 7-12 are
available on Learnist. Learnist for iPad and Learnist for iPhone were
launched in September 2012 helping people learn about anything,
anywhere. It was also included in TIME magazine's best
websites in 2012. Learnist is available for iPhone and iPad here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learnist/id522850398.
For more information please visit Learnist.com.
Grockit was founded to advance online social learning as the dominant
instructional design for all human learning. 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
Discovery Communications, Inc., Atlas Venture, Benchmark Capital,
Integral Capital Partners, GSV Capital, Summit Series Action Fund,
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.
About BBC Worldwide Ltd.
BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned
subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company
exists to exploit the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the
licence fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for
rights. In 2011/12, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £155
million on headline sales of £1085 million and returned £216 million to
the BBC. For more detailed performance information please visit the
Annual Review website: http://www.bbcworldwide.com/annualreview
BBC Worldwide has recently restructured its business to be based around
geographic locations, supported by key global business areas.
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