EdCast Launches the World’s First “Global Educator Teach-A-Thon”

Program awards $100,000 prize to educators who embrace
knowledge sharing technology

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EdCast,
the fast-growing social knowledge network on which users learn from
influencers, peers and subject matter experts, today announced the
launch of the Global Educator Teach-A-Thon, a new annual challenge for
educators to showcase the impact and power of social learning and mobile
livestream technology. Educators and influencers worldwide are invited
to apply for the first ever open-knowledge viral challenge designed to
help students and adults learn from free and open content for a chance
to compete for the grand prize of $100,000. Additional challenge
partners include Arizona State University, KIPP, Pencils of Promise,
Reach Capital, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Tata
Trusts, Teach For All, and Teach For America.

EdCast created the Global Educator Teach-A-Thon to challenge educators
to step out of their comfort zone and embrace the sharing economy,
expanding their reach beyond the classroom to foster a culture of
creativity, innovation and lifelong learning. Educators and those with a
passion for a specific subject or discipline must demonstrate their
teaching acumen by recording and uploading short video lessons from
their smartphone. The educator(s) who garner the highest user engagement
will win the grand prize of $100,000.

“We’re challenging the status quo when it comes to the way we share and
retain knowledge,” says Karl Mehta, CEO of EdCast. “This global
competition is about pushing the boundaries of social innovation, and
encouraging people from around the world to use their creativity to make
learning the ultimate shared experience.”

“We’re very excited to join EdCast on this groundbreaking, global
initiative,” says Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-Founder of Teach For All. “The
Teach-A-Thon is a golden opportunity for educators and learners from
around the world to use the collaborative power of technology to share
knowledge in new and creative ways.”

Participation in the EdCast Global Teach-A-Thon is free at http://edcast.com/corp/GET

About EdCast

EdCast is a knowledge network built to inspire, empower and educate
individuals and organizations to get smarter with daily curated &
contextual bite-size insights (SmartBitesTM) with live access
to influencers and Subject Matter Experts. EdCast Knowledge NetworksTM powers
social, mobile and cloud-based informal learning for world-class
institutions, enterprises, governments and nonprofits to enable millions
to become lifelong learners.

The EdCast executive team has a track record of building large-scale
transformational technology; all are passionate about the global impact
of mobile and online knowledge sharing. EdCast is a Stanford StartX
company backed by tier one VC firms and advised by visionaries and
globally renowned thought leaders, Mitch Kapor and Prof. Jeffrey Sachs.

The Company is based in Mountain View CA, with offices worldwide.

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