3rd May 2016

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Join us with EdCast for the first ever global teach-a-ton


By Oddgeir Tveiten
May 2nd, 2o16

Future Learning Lab Partners with EdCast to Launch Global Educator Teach‐A‐Thon
Competition to award grand prize of $100,000 to inspire educators to share their knowledge in 10 min.

GET_email_blog_EdCastFuture Learning Lab has partnered with EdCast to announce the launch of the Global Educator Teach‐A‐Thon, a new annual competition for educators to showcase the impact and power of social learning technology.

Designed to challenge professional and independent educators to embrace the sharing economy, The Global Educator Teach‐A‐Thon is the first ever open‐knowledge viral challenge to help students and adults worldwide to learn from free open content. Educators and those with a passion for a specific subject or discipline are invited to 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. Additional partners include: Arizona State University, The KIPP Foundation, Reach Newschools Capital, Pencils of Promise, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Teach For All, Teach For America, and Tata Trusts.

“We’re thrilled to team up with EdCast on the Global Educator Teach‐A‐Thon,” says Oddgeir Tveiten, Founder of Future Learning Lab. “The competition gives educators a fantastic venue to share their knowledge and have an impact on lifelong learners all over the world.”

GET_badge_EdCast“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.”


How it works

Participation is free, and all interested applicants can visit www.edcast.com/corp/GET for more information. All interested educators will be contacted regarding their selection to participate.

More info on the challenge
  1. Create an account with EdCast, then download the EdCast app for iOS and Android
  2. Create a live stream video (max. 10 min.) from the app
  3. Make sure to choose the GET channel from the app, when you submit your video
  4. Add hashtags (e.g. #technology, #marketing, etc.) to identify the topic of your  video
  5. Share your video with family, friends and colleagues to get Likes
  6. You can submit as many videos as you like, but each should be unique and original and comply with the content specifications (available here)
  7. The contest runs from April 19 at 12:00pm (noon) ET and ends at 12:00pm (noon) ET on March 19, 2017
  8. Every month, the video with the most Likes will receive $1,000 and be entered into the finale
  9. The finalists, up to 11 monthly winners, will compete in the public voting finale for the grand prize of $100,000
  10. The finale runs from 12:00pm (noon) ET March 21, 2017 and ends at 12:00pm (noon) ET on April 19, 2017
  11. For a complete list of rules and guidelines, click here
About EdCast

EdCast is a social knowledge network built to enhance the human ability to learn and get smarter. EdCast Knowledge NetworksTM power social, mobile and cloud‐based learning for world‐class institutions, enterprises, governments and nonprofits and enables millions of lifelong learners to gain knowledge every day. 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 learning. EdCast is a Stanford StartX company backed by tier one VC firms. The Company is based in Mountain View CA, with offices worldwide.